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Scoop Is In The House
OECD Recommendations “Socially Unacceptable,” Says Cullen
Keith Rankin: Economics Disengaged From Reality
New ACC Legislation A Return To Original Principles, Says Cullen
New Column: Disasters & Indignities On The Slopes In Julz’s World
Citic vs. Fletcher Challenge: What’s Said Is Said
Scoop World: Violence In The Air In West Papua
Thailand Nobel Prize Winner Trapped In Stately Home
Sludgegate Update: Council Out Of Control
Quitline Overloaded, But Phase II On The Way For Smokers
Good Keen Girls

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Bangladesh Labour Conditions – OECD Criticisms – Early Childhood Education – OECD Observations - Adult Literacy – TPK and Closing The Gaps – Tourism Growth – State House Poverty Traps – Baby Walker Safety. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00177.htm


OECD Recommendations “Socially Unacceptable,” Says Cullen

- “The OECD review of the New Zealand economy projects growth of 3.5 percent this calendar year, 2.9 percent next year and 2.8 percent in 2002,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... OECD Projects Continuing Economic Growth [1] . Link: OECD Website [2] . See also... Government Must Heed Warnings In OECD Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00537.htm
[2] - http://www.oecd.org
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00547.htm


Keith Rankin: Economics Disengaged From Reality

- In June this year, a group of economics students at one of France's leading tertiary institutes, the École Normale Supérieure, revolted. They were objecting to the obsession with abstract mathematical modelling that dominates economics education worldwide. See... Keith Rankin: Autistic Economics? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00175.htm


New ACC Legislation A Return To Original Principles, Says Cullen

- Accident Insurance Minister Dr Michael Cullen says the Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Bill takes a much broader view on accident compensation than any previous legislation. See... Prevention, Rehabilitation And Compensation – In That Order [1] MORE - Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation Bill [2] - A Short History Of ACC [3] - Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Bill Q&A [4] - REACTION - GERRY BROWNLEE - Cullen Opens Floodgates For Mental Injury Payouts [5] - LAILA HARRE - Injury And Rehabilitation Bill [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00544.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00543.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00546.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00545.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00549.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00541.htm


New Column: Disasters & Indignities On The Slopes In Julz’s World

- Last weekend some friends took advantage of the early snowfall in Switzerland, skiing at a popular resort. They stopped to catch their breath on a mountainside, watching a Cessna fly low overhead. See... Julz’s World: Verbier Skiing Drama [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00176.htm


Citic vs. Fletcher Challenge: What’s Said Is Said

- Explanatory Note: Following is the notice Scoop received withdrawing the original Citic release which was issued in error by Network Communications yesterday. Scoop has decided to reinstate it as background information to provide full context to the statement from Fletcher Challenge Chief Executive Michael Andrews. See... Citic Beijing Stung - Original Statement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00216.htm


Scoop World: Violence In The Air In West Papua

- For those of you that don't know, the imminent bloodbath which is very likely going to take place on the 1st December 2000, will shock even the hardest of you. So please read on. See... Bloodbath Imminent In West Papua [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00235.htm


Thailand Nobel Prize Winner Trapped In Stately Home

- BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma's Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped under virtual house arrest, but she is fighting to keep her stately lakeside home from being seized by her estranged US-based brother. See... Aung San Suu Kyi Fights To Keep Her House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00174.htm


Sludgegate Update: Council Out Of Control

- Witnesses in the Sludgegate trial today described Auckland City Council as 'out of control' on Waiheke, and likened them to the TV programme 'Neighbours From Hell.' See... Sludgegate: "Neighbours from Hell!" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00109.htm


Quitline Overloaded, But Phase II On The Way For Smokers

- Approved smoking cessation providers will soon be able to offer their clients subsidised nicotine patches and gum, the Ministry of Health said today. See... Nicotine Patches And Gum Programme Broadened [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00091.htm


Good Keen Girls

- Shearing, fencing, and even biting off lambs' testicles were among the many tasks performed on New Zealand farms by the 'land girls' of the Second World War. Who were these brave and hardy women? What were they doing on our farms? See... New Book On The Land Girls [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00071.htm

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