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Sludge Report: Wallace Shooting Conspiracy Of Silence
Keith Rankin: Budget Preview - Penny Pinching Pragmatism
SPOOKS: Nicky Hager At The Echelon Committee
SPOOKS: Swain’s Spying Bill
Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition
Lindsay Perigo: Thieving Stalin-Worshippers
Scoop Is Not In The House
Sludge Report: Heavens To Dump On Dubya’s Energy Plan
Russell Brown To Watch The Media On National Radio
Retail Sales Grow
TV2 International Laugh Festival: Tonight's Laugh Locations
Motornet: Escape To The Raw Wairarapa Coast
Katya Rivas: Announcing A Battle, But Not A Defeat

JUST POLITICS


Nats Campaign For Air Cover At Ground level
NZ More E-ready Than Report Would Have It
ACT Ready & Waiting To Help Jim Cut Red Tape
Admin Support For Small Schools
Green Support To Ensure Maori Councillor Bill Passes
Secrecy Upon Secrecy In Family Court
Nothing’s Changed On Air Points
Oddly Named Opposition Private Members Bill Passed
Lee's Decision Not To Rate Churches Welcomed

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Sludge Report: Wallace Shooting Conspiracy Of Silence

- In This Edition: Killing The Silence - The real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace by a Police Officer on April 30th 2000 in the town of Waitara. See... Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


Keith Rankin: Budget Preview - Penny Pinching Pragmatism

- The fourth Labour Government, dogmatically right-wing with respect to monetary policy (ie monetarist), was, despite their spin, spendthrift on fiscal policy. The fifth Labour government is very different. See... Rankin: Monetary Pragmatism - Fiscal Anorexia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00100.htm


SPOOKS: Nicky Hager At The Echelon Committee

- The first question then which I want to discuss with you in detail is the question of what in this highly secretive subject your committee can reasonably believe and what you should doubt, that central issue when you are studying a highly secretive thing. See... Nicky Hager Addresses The Echelon Committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00104.htm


SPOOKS: Swain’s Spying Bill

- The Bill contains clauses outlawing, for the first time, computer hacking. Sounds laudable, doesn’t it? But a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to that Bill specifically exempts the Police, and the SIS and GCSB from its provisions. What does that mean? See... Swain Bill: New Powers For Electronic Spying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00103.htm


Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition

- This is the edition many readers will have been dreading. An entire issue devoted to Sustainable Development. But it is the issue upton-on-line grapples with by day at the OECD. And this is the week in which Finance & Environment Ministers from OECD countries (including our own Jim Sutton and Pete Hodgson) gather in Paris to the review the results of three years’ study of the issues by the OECD. See... Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00105.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Thieving Stalin-Worshippers

- Yesterday's lively discussion on the government's latest proposed thievery, taxpayer-funded parental leave, stirred up a heartening degree of opposition to the proposal. See... Lindsay Perigo: Stalinism In The Bedroom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00107.htm


Scoop Is Not In The House

– Scoop will not be covering question time today. Question time can be viewed on streaming video at www.nzoom.com. For the questions see... Questions For Oral Answer 17 May 2001 [1] . For yesterday's Q&A see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 May [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00353.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00096.htm


Sludge Report: Heavens To Dump On Dubya’s Energy Plan

- It appears plans for dealing with the emerging United States energy crisis are, as forecast [1] , destined to be delivered by US President George “Dubya” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the rain. See... Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm


Russell Brown To Watch The Media On National Radio

- A vital element of Sunday Morning will be Mediawatch, a critical, analytical and investigative examination of the role of the media in New Zealand. See... Mediawatch - The Programme [1] and Radio New Zealand Programme Changes Announced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00058.htm


Retail Sales Grow

- Seasonally adjusted retail sales for the March 2001 month were 0.9 percent higher than in February 2001, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. See... Retail Sales Grow [1] and Q1 Retail Sales Exceed Market Expectations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00147.htm


TV2 International Laugh Festival: Tonight's Laugh Locations

- Radar: Timor ODDyssey, the story of an icredible journey across the Australian desert, where Radar nearly drowns, and into East Timor where he is mugged by children. See... TV2 International Laugh Festival Line Thurs 17 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00060.htm


Motornet: Escape To The Raw Wairarapa Coast

- And then we got to Featherston. It was then that I realised I had been duped. I was merely the chauffeur, a simple pawn in a grand scheme of the girls' to visit antique shops and art galleries and odd little emporiums (that really do sell some strange things) - all in the comfort and style of a brand new 4WD. See... Motornet: Suburban Commando [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00094.htm


Katya Rivas: Announcing A Battle, But Not A Defeat

- Enemies who rage against My beloved Church have insulted Me in the same way as when they insulted Me in front of Pilate. See... Katya Rivas: Light Will Shine over the Darkness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00099.htm

JUST POLITICS

Nats Campaign For Air Cover At Ground level

- National MPs today launched a petition at Wellington's Cenotaph for a Government policy that includes air and naval combat capability to protect our ground troops. See... National Gives Public Say On Defence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00354.htm


NZ More E-ready Than Report Would Have It

- Information Technology Minister Paul Swain has taken issue with a report ranking New Zealand at 20th in the world in terms of e-readiness. See... IT Minister Queries E-Business Rankings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00350.htm


ACT Ready & Waiting To Help Jim Cut Red Tape

- ACT will happily assist Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton sort out the mess surrounding the Resource Management Act and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... ACT, Here To Help [1] and Urgent remedy sought over Whitianga Waterway [2] MORE: - Road Transport Forum - Whitianga Debacle Just One Example Of RMA Failure [3] - ACT - Sandra Lee’s Decision An Outrageous Abuse Of Power [4] - Libz - Waterways Nightmare Is Property Rights Disaster [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00345.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00316.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00060.htm
Health Restructuring Run Amok

- District Health Boards are at risk of needing millions of dollars in the next year because they can't budget for unforeseen health risks under the health system restructured last year, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry says. See... Govt Breaks Promise On Surgery Waits [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00348.htm


Admin Support For Small Schools

- The Government has signalled a commitment to long term increased administration support for small schools. See... Administration Help For Small Schools [1] and Rural And Teaching Principals' Conference - Nelson [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00347.htm


Green Support To Ensure Maori Councillor Bill Passes

- Green Party Treaty Issues spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said that Green Party votes would ensure that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Maori Constituency Empowering) Bill would pass its second reading today. See... Greens Support Bay Of Plenty Regional Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00344.htm


Secrecy Upon Secrecy In Family Court

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman is condemning the decision of Parliament’s Social Services Committee to close the doors to the public on a briefing from principal Family Court Judge Patrick Mahony today. See... Secret Court Judge Heard – In Secret [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00342.htm


Nothing’s Changed On Air Points

- New rules regarding MPs’ air points are exactly the same as the old rules, only the wording has changed, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Air Points a Green Circus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00343.htm


Oddly Named Opposition Private Members Bill Passed

- Rangitikei MP Simon Power became only the second Opposition MP since 1991 to have a Private Member's Bill become law when the Habeas Corpus Bill was passed in Parliament last night. See... Habeas Corpus Bill Makes Law And History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00355.htm


Lee's Decision Not To Rate Churches Welcomed

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has welcomed the decision by Local Government Minister Sandra Lee not to change the current rating regime for churches. See... Lee's Decision Not To Rate Churches Welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00352.htm

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