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Scoop Is In the House - Questions
Sludge Report: Soul Of US Democracy On The Line
Democracy Gone Astray Closer To Home
Compelling Case For Pay Rise For Social Workers
Desperate Call For Changes To Apple & Pear Industry
Students To File Lawsuit Over 1997 Demonstration
Bouquets & Brickbats For Biosecurity Package
NZ First’s Terms For Supporting Health Bill
Double Warning To Avoid Soggy Car Imports
Dunne Says Race Relations Conciliator Will Go
Waitangi Boycott A Personal Grudge Gone Too Far
Sludgegate Allegations Laid Bare
Aussie Popstars To Entertain Their Boys In Timor

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Scoop Is In the House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Selling Health Changes – Exporting To Oz – Super Investment Policies – Buddle Findlay’s Billings – Super Fund Contributions – Greenhouse Gases – Closing Gaps – Public Health Focus – Rental Poverty Traps. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00171.htm


Sludge Report: Soul Of US Democracy On The Line

- In this edition: Chinese Wisdom – A Test Of Faith - Tzu Kung asked about government. Confucius said: "The essentials are sufficient food, sufficient troops, and the confidence of the people." Tzu Kung said: "Suppose you were forced to give up one of these three, which would you let go first?" See... Sludge Report #44 – A Test Of Faith [1] . See also... Latest Al Gore Statement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00224.htm


Democracy Gone Astray Closer To Home

- While the eyes of the world have been focused on the election fiasco in America, the Beattie Labour government in Queensland is likely to lose its parliamentary majority before the end of the year because of electoral fraud. John Howard reports. See... Queensland Election Fiasco [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00170.htm


Compelling Case For Pay Rise For Social Workers

- The case for improving the pay of social workers and front line staff at the Department of Child Youth and Family Services has been thoroughly researched and argued, the PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said today. See... Case For Improved Social Worker Pay ‘Compelling" [1] and Child, Youth And Family Agrees With Pay Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00090.htm


Desperate Call For Changes To Apple & Pear Industry

- On Wednesday 6 December, busloads of desperate Hawke's Bay pipfruit growers will bring to Parliament their call for urgent changes to the apple and pear industry Regulations. See... Pipfruit Growers To Protest In Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00088.htm


Students To File Lawsuit Over 1997 Demonstration

- 42 Victoria University students and one lecturer will file a lawsuit in the High Court on Thursday against the police, the attorney general, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See... Students To File $2.5 Million Lawsuit Tomorrow [1] . See also... Students Sue Police/Speaker Over Arrests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00037.htm


Bouquets & Brickbats For Biosecurity Package

- The Government has approved a $2.75 million package of initiatives to enhance biosecurity, the Minister for Biosecurity, Marian Hobbs, announced today. The package includes a $1.25 million public awareness programme. See... Biosecurity Package Approved [1] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Interim Biosecurity Package Earns Congratulations [2] - NATS - Biosecurity Package Is One Big Talkfest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00507.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00515.htm


NZ First’s Terms For Supporting Health Bill

- I write in response to your request for New Zealand First’s support for the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Bill. See... Peters Letter To King On Health Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00506.htm


Double Warning To Avoid Soggy Car Imports

- The Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Association, representing over 400 legitimate vehicle importers, wants the Government to act immediately to ban soggy imports from entering this country. See... Ban Soggy Imports Call From IMVDA [1] and AA Alarmed As Soggy Vehicles Flood Market [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00200.htm


Dunne Says Race Relations Conciliator Will Go

- The Race Relations Conciliator's office is on the way out, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Race Relations Conciliator On Way Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00514.htm


Waitangi Boycott A Personal Grudge Gone Too Far

- The Prime Minister has allowed her personal grudge against the people of Waitangi to descend to absurd depths of pettiness, National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said today. See... Govt's Waitangi Boycott Farcical [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00508.htm


Sludgegate Allegations Laid Bare

- Today, under cross examination the crux of the allegations in this case were laid bare: That council officers - who openly held their own anti-development views - had crossed the line and abused their powers in interfering with Adrian Chisholm's property rights, and continued to do so despite clear evidence they were acting illegally. See... Sludgegate Update: "What's it all about?" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00103.htm


Aussie Popstars To Entertain Their Boys In Timor

- The Minister for Defence, John Moore, today officially launched a planned Christmas Concert for Australian troops deployed into East Timor with the UNTAET peacekeeping force. See... East Timor Christmas Concert Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00229.htm

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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