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PM Rejects Samuels Lawyer’s Scurrilous Allegations
Scoop Sport: Lions Roar
Cannabis Coalition Launched
Scoop Feature: The Women Of Tibet
Scoop Opinion: The Stolen Generation
GE INQUIRY FULL COVERAGE: Are Green Scientists Turning Yellow?
Scoop Opinion: Richard Prebble’s Letter
Scoop Opinion: Surrealism Under Urgency
ERB WARS ROUND NINE: Urgency Continues
Scoop Business: Sky TV Result
Scoop Business: Bandwidth Gets Cheaper As Big Pacific Pipe Nears Operation
Scoop World: Speight Charged With Treason – PM Pleased
Scoop World: PM On Death Of Nepalese Peacekeeper in East Timor
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PM Rejects Samuels Lawyer’s Scurrilous Allegations

- At today’s Post Cabinet Press conference the PM made a statement on what she says are “scurrilous allegations" made by the Leader of the Opposition and Mr Peter Williams QC concerning attempts by the party to obtain information concerning Former Maori Affair’s minister Dover Samuels’ past. See... PM statement on scurrilous allegations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00251.htm


Lions Roar

- IN a pulsating opener to NPC 2000 at WestpacTrust Stadium on Friday night Wellington beat Canterbury 27-20 with powerhouse No8 Filo Tiatia charging toward regaining an All Black jersey with an awesome all-round performance. For Mathew Loh’s match report see... Tiatia Shines In Lions Victory [1] in the Headlines wire. See Also...Scoop Images: Lions Vs Canterbury #1 [2] - #2 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00067.htm


Cannabis Coalition Launched

- A new Coalition for Cannabis Law Reform (CCLR) brings together a range of groups and individuals with an interest in progressing cannabis law reform through parliament. See... Coalition for Cannabis Law Reform launched [1] . See also… ACCL Supports Cannabis Law Reform [2] and Civil Liberties group praised for cannabis insight [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00086.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00077.htm


Scoop Feature: The Women Of Tibet

- Since the occupation of Tibet by Chinese military forces in 1959, Tibetan women have suffered oppression, exploitation, subjugation and discrimination. Heather McKay writes about the plight of Tibetan women. See... Violation of Tibetan Women’s Reproductive System [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00071.htm


Scoop Opinion: The Stolen Generation

- As members of the human race all New Zealanders should be outraged with last week’s adverse decision of Australian Federal Court Judge Maurice O'Loughlin in the aboriginal stolen generation case. I believe the judge was wrong. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: Stolen Generation Decision Outrages [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00070.htm


GE INQUIRY FULL COVERAGE: Are Green Scientists Turning Yellow?

- MP Sue Kedgley told Christchurch scientists today that some New Zealand scientists had concerns about genetic engineering but were scared to speak out. See... Kedgley Concerned About Gagging Of Scientists [1] in the Parliament wire.
- Context.co.nz and Greenpeace launch GE Website - The participatory democracy advocate web site www.context.co.nz today launched a new webpage to provide the public with an opportunity to directly take part in the discussion on genetic engineering. See… http://www.context.co.nz/submissions/ [2] and the press release… Mass submissions on GE pine trees expected [3] in the Science wire.
- SCOOP - God, justice, medicine and science gather [4]
- GREEN - Green Statement On GE Inquiry Application [5]
- CHURCHES - Churches To Scrutinize Genetic Engineering [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.context.co.nz/submissions/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00018.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00053.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00191.htm
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Scoop Opinion: Richard Prebble’s Letter

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble’s latest Letter From Wellington [1] is in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00242.htm


Scoop Opinion: Surrealism Under Urgency

- Politics is often a surreal occupation, where issues are dealt with as symbols more than realities. Writes United NZ’s Peter Dunne. See... Employment Relations Bill Surreal Politics - Dunne [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00241.htm


ERB WARS ROUND NINE: Urgency Continues

- This morning the house has resumed consideration of the committee stages of the Employment Relations Bill under urgency. The sniping continues in the house and in Scoop’s wires. This morning the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson has released an analysis of the National Party's apparent policy for employment relations. The analysis is based on the many National amendments put forward during debate. See... National's Employment Law policy unveiled [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE - NATIONAL - Law must include Parliamentary Review of ERA [2] - GREEN - The Green Party Advocates Continuity of Employment [3] - NATIONAL - National wants annual check-up on ERB's impact [4] - NATIONAL - . Anti-business policies scaring overseas investors [5] ... SEE ALSO SPECIAL ERB WARS [6]


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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00239.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00228.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00227.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/erb.html


Scoop Business: Sky TV Result

- Subscriber growth particularly digital subscriber growth, were the key highlights of a very successful year for SKY Television. See... Sky Television Releases June 30, 2000 Results [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00089.htm


Scoop Business: Bandwidth Gets Cheaper As Big Pacific Pipe Nears Operation

- To promote the wiring of Australasia to the developed Internet world, Southern Cross Cable Network has reduced its base prices for trans-Pacific and trans-Tasman bandwidth by 20% in the lead up to the network's service date of 15 November. See... Surge in Demand for Bandwidth Drives Initiative [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00087.htm


Scoop World: Speight Charged With Treason – PM Pleased

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the move by the Fiji police to charge Mr Speight and his key supporters with treason was encouraging. See... Charging of Speight a necessary step [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00222.htm


Scoop World: PM On Death Of Nepalese Peacekeeper in East Timor

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has expressed the great sympathy of all New Zealanders to the family and fellow citizens of the Nepalese peacekeeper killed in East Timor yesterday. See... Death of Nepalese peacekeeper [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile controversial comments from Alliance MP Matt Robson on Friday Morning concerning Indonesian government involvement in Peace-keeper casualties in East Timor have received support from The Indonesia Human Rights Committee See... Indonesian Human Rights Comittee Supports Robson [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00221.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00084.htm


- PACIFIC NEWS ROUNDUP -

- FIJI: Citizens Forum Calls For Coup Inquiry [1] - FIJI - Fiji Newspapers Condemn 'Privileges' For Rebels [2] - EAST TIMOR: See... Australian UN Peacekeepers Injured In Explosion [3] - EAST TIMOR: US Appeals on Missing Rights Lawyer Ignored [4] - EAST TIMOR: TIMOR TODAY 14 AUGUST 2000 [5] - SOLOMON ISLANDS - GIZO, Solomon Islands: Political instability in Solomon Islands has forced the central government to consider adopting the State Government system sooner. See... Solomon Is Government Favours 'State System' [6] , all in the international wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00058.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00063.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00060.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00065.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00059.htm


Fish, the ERB, and the House of Windsor

The fish and lobsters amendment to the ERB is worrying Sister Psychotica of the Correctives. See... Lobster Torture Kinky and Immoral - Correctives [1] . Lewdness at House of Windsor!!! [2] is also worrying the party, she says.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00079.htm

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