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US Supreme Court Says Gore’s Out Of Time
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Simon Upton’s Bid Farewell – Valedictory Speech
Eco Economy: The Vision And The Challenge
Nats Support Super Scheme Going To Select Committee
Maori Radio Spectrum Sale A Knowledge Economy Leg Up
Police Covering Up Unjustifiable Action - Zemin Protester
Zemin Protests Report: Freedom Of Expression Paramount
Scoop Images: Shipley With The “Irresponsible” Oz Immigration Article
Government Spinning Pure Gold
Disruption Of Women’s Privacy In Abortion Records Discovery Condemned

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US Supreme Court Says Gore’s Out Of Time

- The US Supreme Court by majority decision split 5-4 on some issues and 7-2 on others has barred a recount of votes in Florida on the ground that there is insufficient time to conduct one. See... NEWSFLASH: US Supreme Court Says No Time To Count [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00075.htm

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s questions of the day concerned: Oz Migration And Benefits – NEST Copter Accidents – TPK and Department CEO’s Performance Pay – Criminal Immigrants – Trans Rail Corridors/National Rail Policy – Victims Rights – Auckland Transport Plans. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00074.htm


Simon Upton’s Bid Farewell – Valedictory Speech

- “ It has been a privilege to serve here. But the House of Representatives needs constant replenishment with people who are not comfortable with its ways. On that count alone it is certainly time that I moved on.” See... Simon Upton Valedictory - "Too Young - Too Old" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00197.htm


Eco Economy: The Vision And The Challenge

- The Vision: that our beautiful world is big and rich enough to support an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic system, providing us all with physical security and social prospect. See... Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00072.htm


Nats Support Super Scheme Going To Select Committee

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today announced that National will support the introduction of the Government's proposed new superannuation scheme to Parliament, ensuring it will be sent to a select committee. See... National Paves The Way For Rational Super Debate [1] and National's Support Welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00211.htm


Maori Radio Spectrum Sale A Knowledge Economy Leg Up

- The Race Relations Conciliator today released the Opinion, formed by the full Human Rights Commission, that the Government did not breach the race provisions of the Human Rights Act by reserving one of the four blocks of the third generation radio spectrum for a pan-Maori Trust. See... Spectrum Sale To Maori Not Illegal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00058.htm


Police Covering Up Unjustifiable Action - Zemin Protester

- Scoop received this first hand account of the police action during the September 1999 state visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin, which was strongly criticised in a Justice and Electoral Select Committee inquiry. See... Police Action On Zemin Protesters First Hand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00059.htm


Zemin Protests Report: Freedom Of Expression Paramount

- The Government will examine recommendations of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee resulting from an inquiry into policing of protests during a visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin. See… Govt To Examine Select Committee Recommendation [1] REACTION - GREENS - Recommendations clarify rights to protest [2] - GATT WATCHDOG - Police Actions At Protests Point To Deeper Problem [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00054.htm


Scoop Images: Shipley With The “Irresponsible” Oz Immigration Article

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley in question time yesterday brandishing an NZPA report published as the lead in the Dominion on Saturday concerning Australian/NZ social security arrangements. With links on the Australian/NZ immigration debate. See... Scoop Images: Jenny Shipley With NZPA Article [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00073.htm


Government Spinning Pure Gold

- If spin was substance then the coalition government would be gold, said ACT leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... The Government Has Made Spin An Art Form [1] . See also ... Government's flagship policy sinks - McCully [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00192.htm


Disruption Of Women’s Privacy In Abortion Records Discovery Condemned

- The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand condemned the discovery that Rawhiti Trust Hospital, a closed private healthcare provider, had maintained abortion authorisation forms from 1995, and that women's privacy had been disrupted in such a manner. See... ALRANZ: Safeguard Patient Privacy [1] . See also… Closed Hospital files secure [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00052.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

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

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

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

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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