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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
PM’S PRESSER: Pay Rises For The Troops – More Words Discarded
Cambodian Photographer Accuses Al Gore Of Wartime Photo Theft
David Miller Surveys The State Of Republicanism
On Why We Are Unwelcome Over There
“Bump Headed” Salmon Defamation Ruling
Ko Huiarau Parliament Update
Scoop World: Dakuvula On Girmit Government In Fiji - TV Cameraman Defends TV3 Footage
Scoop World: Lilybank Sale Concerns
Scoop IT: Finsec Website An International Award Nominee
Scoop IT: Shopping Online At Work – Bosses Warned
Scoop Arts: Split ENZ Wins Top Kiwi Album Award – Bats Gets Irish

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TODAY'S IMAGES - John Wright MP:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00062.htm
In The House

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Talking Banking Reform

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Scoop Is In The House

Today's Questions concerned: Tertiary Sector Crisis – Australian Welfare Negotiations – LATE Responsibility Changes – Closing The Gaps – Health Strategy – TVNZ Charter – Trans Tasman Travel Arrangement - Closing The Gaps And Jim Anderton – US Lamb Tariffs Decision – Spectrum For Maori – Poorly Performing Schools - ACC Double Payments See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00068.htm


PM’S PRESSER: Pay Rises For The Troops – More Words Discarded

- Cabinet has agreed in principle to across-the-board pay increases for the military, Defence minister Mark Burton said today. See... Pay Rise For Military [1] . Also at the post Cabinet press conference Prime Minister Helen Clark says she doesn’t use the phrase “Closing the Gaps” anymore, because of the baggage that has become associated with it. See... Closing The Gaps Baggage Too Heavy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00059.htm


Cambodian Photographer Accuses Al Gore Of Wartime Photo Theft

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Famed “killing fields” combat photographer Al Rockoff says Al Gore lied and snatched his photos in 1971 during their military service in Vietnam, but revenge was achieved by Rockoff's Florida vote for George W. Bush. Richard S. Ehrlich reports. See... Gore Pinched My Photos - Veteran Vietnam Cameraman [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00066.htm


David Miller Surveys The State Of Republicanism

- Earlier this month, the Guardian newspaper in London openly criticised the position of the British monarchy in the political and social structure of the United Kingdom. See... David Miller Online: Time For the Republic of NZ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00063.htm


On Why We Are Unwelcome Over There

- JOHN HOWARD - Australia plans to reverse its own brain drain by introducing policies to keep its best and brightest at home and it will change its immigration policies to become more attractive to bright people from around the world. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: The Race For The Best And Brightest [1] - SIMON ORME - Kiwi bashing has broken out in Australia in the lead up to Christmas, culminating in the revelation of a new deal between Canberra and Wellington, under which Kiwis moving to Australia need to meet the standard Australian immigration criteria to qualify for social security and other benefits. Simon Orme in Sydney Backgrounds the dispute. See... Australia – ‘Tis the Season for Kiwi Bashing Full Coverage - ACT - Migration Speech Extract Hon Richard Prebble [2] - ACT - ACT – The Party With Policies To Bring NZ Home [3] - NATIONAL - NZ Government damaging Trans-Tasman relationship [4] - PRIME MINISTER - NZPA report recklessly irresponsible [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00168.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00150.htm


“Bump Headed” Salmon Defamation Ruling

Judgement in the Communications Trumps - Rural News defamation case was released today with Rural News found liable for defaming Communications Trumps. See... Communications Trumps Defamation Action Succeeds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00040.htm


Ko Huiarau Parliament Update

- Since Ko Huiarau Parliament opened en the 4 March this year, elected members representing tribes from the seven main tribal areas, attending parliament sittings in Auckland. See... Ko Huiarau Parliament Update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00046.htm


Scoop World: Dakuvula On Girmit Government In Fiji - TV Cameraman Defends TV3 Footage

- SVT member and pro-democracy campaigner, Jone Dakuvula has slated the NLTB for trying to install another Girmit in Fiji. See... Dakuvula slates NLTB Issue [1] . See also... Freelance cameraman denies misleading NZ TV report [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00047.htm


Scoop World: Lilybank Sale Concerns

Overseas Investment Commission urged to freeze sale of Lilybank Lodge because of Suharto links. See... OIC urged to freeze sale of Lilybank Lodge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00046.htm


Scoop IT: Finsec Website An International Award Nominee

- The finance sector union Finsec has made it to the final twelve nominees for an international labour website award. See... Finsec – Only New Zealand Website Award Nominee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00039.htm


Scoop IT: Shopping Online At Work – Bosses Warned

- Auckland, 11 December– For many employers traditional time off for staff to attend to Christmas shopping may run longer than they had bargained on this year, as workers surf the web searching for gifts from the office PC. See... Online Christmas Shopping Will Hit Productivity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00038.htm


Scoop Arts: Split ENZ Wins Top Kiwi Album Award – Bats Gets Irish

- Split Enz¹ legendary first album, ŒMental Notes¹ has been voted the number one New Zealand album of all time, in the inaugural Rip It Up NZ Top 100 Album Countdown. See... Split Enz The Winner In Top 100 Album Countdown [1] . Meanwhile Bats is getting bi-cultural. See... Irish Annals of Aotearoa [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00021.htm


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