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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: Perverse Irony Or Poetic Revolution?
Eco-Economy: The Real Cost Of Fiscal Prudence
Cannabis Inquiry Next Week
Mounties Bust International Drug Ring
GE Cow Experiments Back In Action
How Lindsay Perigo Fell From Respectability Into The Arms Of Liberty
Journos On Rolling Strikes
Northland House Fire: The Poverty Trap
Scoop World: Beijing, Talk To The Dalai Lama
One Law For Fishermen And No Law For DOC

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BUDGET 2001 FULL COVERAGE
BUDGET 2001: Top Rating Budget Items
BUDGET 2001: Parliament Reaction
BUDGET 2001: Education Reaction
BUDGET 2001: Business Reaction
BUDGET 2001: More Reaction
BUDGET 2001: Summary
THE BUDGET PRESS KIT
BUDGET 2001: The Green Budget


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Sludge Report: Perverse Irony Or Poetic Revolution?

- In this Edition: Three remarkable incidents in Israel/Palestine this morning. Each tragic. Each extraordinary. Each potentially cathartic. See... Sludge Report #72 – Warnings For The Warring? [1] EARLIER: - Sludge Report #70 – Hope's Chance - Ariel's Ask [2] - Sludge Report #68 – Who Is Terrorising Who? [3] - Sludge Report #69 – Nightmare on N. Street [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00146.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00129.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00135.htm


Eco-Economy: The Real Cost Of Fiscal Prudence

- Michael Cullen’s fiscal prudence is now legendary. He has obviously held onto the treasury purse strings very tightly in his second budget. Almost all prominent government ministers have expressed the need to spend more money on Health, Education, Social Welfare, industrial development, etc. And all have missed out. See... Eco-Economy: Fiscal Prudence and Debt Slavery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00157.htm


Cannabis Inquiry Next Week

- Green Party Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said he was pleased and relieved that the long-promised inquiry into the most effective strategies to deal with cannabis, including its legal status, will start next week. See... Cannabis Inquiry All Go - Greens Present On Wednesday [1] . See also… Cannabis Inquiry: About Time! [2] and Decriminalizing Marijuana - Canada Gets Serious [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00558.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00123.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00122.htm


Mounties Bust International Drug Ring

- A four year international drug operation by Royal Canadian Mounted Police has ended with the arrest today, of 23 people involved in trafficking and importing cocaine, hashish and heroin into Montreal. See... Montreal - The Drug Turntable For North America [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00158.htm


GE Cow Experiments Back In Action

- Scientists and people with multiple sclerosis will join the New Zealand Life Sciences Network in welcoming the outcome of the reconsideration by ERMA of the myelin cattle application, the Network’s Chairman, Dr William Rolleston, said today. See... ERMA Decision Welcome, But Predictable [1] and Sad Day For NZ's Human And Cattle Populations - GE Free NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00081.htm


How Lindsay Perigo Fell From Respectability Into The Arms Of Liberty

- “The poorest bargain that a man can make,” wrote Robert G. Ingersoll, “is to give his individuality for what is called respectability.” See... Lindsay Perigo: Respectability Vs. Liberty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00154.htm


Journos On Rolling Strikes

- Journalists at the Evening Post in Wellington are the latest newspaper workers to go on strike. See... Evening Post Latest Paper To Strike [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00217.htm


Northland House Fire: The Poverty Trap

- Better houses on their own will not stop tragedies like that which occurred recently in Northland. See... Better Housing Is Not Enough! [1] and Need For Parent Training Tragically Highlighted [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00553.htm


Scoop World: Beijing, Talk To The Dalai Lama

- In a May 23 meeting with the Dalai Lama, President Bush said he would “seek ways to encourage dialogue” between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama or his representatives, according to a White House press statement. See... Bush Urges Dialogue Between Dalai Lama, Beijing [1] and Bush Supports Dalai Lama's Efforts to Dialogue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00042.htm


One Law For Fishermen And No Law For DOC

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the spillage yesterday of rat poison for DOC use demonstrates that clearly the Department is over vigilant on policy for private fishing interests and cavalier about its own policies. See... DOC’s Kaikoura Disaster - No Law For DOC [1] and Minister Of Fisheries All At Sea [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00485.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00477.htm


BUDGET 2001 FULL COVERAGE

- More budget news than any sane person would ever want to read...


BUDGET 2001: Top Rating Budget Items

1: Sludge Report #71 – Old Mother Hubbard’s Budget [1] 2: BUDGET SUMMARY – Highlights and key points [2] 3: Keith Rankin: Business Handouts [3] 4: Scoop Images: Budget 2001 [4] 5: BUDGET SUMMARY – Investing in people [5] 6: BUDGET SUMMARY – Economic Transformation [6] 7: BUDGET SUMMARY - Protecting New Zealand [7] 8: 'State Theft Finished In Five Years,' Say Libz [8] 9: What's In The BUDGET For Research And Innovation? [9] 10: For Police, Call 'None None None' [10] 11: Company Tax – The Budget’s Achilles Heel [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00489.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00147.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00151.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00488.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00490.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00487.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00104.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00107.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00538.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00207.htm


BUDGET 2001: Parliament Reaction

- Nats - Tertiary Students Get 37 Cents A Day [1] - Venture Capital Fund Is Not New Money [2] - Economic Vision Missing In Budget [3] - Govt ignores health crisis in Budget [4] - Labour's small change Budget [5] - For Police, Call 'None None None' [6] - NZ First - Budget Fails To Deliver For Tauranga [7] - Labour Budget Another Nail In Alliance Coffin [8] - ACT - Budget Comments From ACT Spokespeople [9] - No Good News For Maori In Budget [10] - Taxes Up – And Then No Money! [11] - Another Welfare Budget [12] - United Future - Budget Will Do Little For Social Cohesion [13]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00557.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00550.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00546.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00538.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00551.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00543.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00545.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00544.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00542.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00540.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00509.htm


BUDGET 2001: Education Reaction

- School Trustees - Education budget spreads limited funding thinly [1] - Private Education Providers - Good Budget for PTE Students [2] - NZUSA - Students’ budgets tighter than Government's [3] - VUWSA - Thanks for Nothing Mr Maharey! [4] - AUS - Crisis Summit for Universities Called For [5] - BUDGET 2001 – GOOD, BAD AND UGLY FOR UNIVERSITIES [6] - AUS Tertiary Update Budget special [7] - ATSA - $100 Million For Government Courtship Of TEIs [8] - OUSA - It’s A Student Friendly Budget! (Yeah Right) [9] - PPL “Priority” But No Action [10] - NZUSA - Government Offer Enough To Freeze Fees [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00058.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00057.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00055.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00054.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00053.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00052.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00051.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00050.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00049.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00048.htm


BUDGET 2001: Business Reaction

- Business NZ - Budget Recognises Need For Vision [1] - Holding Student Fees Down [2] - Goal Posts Are Up - Crossbar Too Low [3] - Mixed prospects for employment from Budget [4] - ARCC - Company Tax – The Budget’s Achilles Heel [5] - Employers And Manufacturers (Northern) - All the right words for growth... [6] - Deutsche Bank - NZ Government Budget 2001/02 [7] - Federated Farmers - Budget Does Little To Boost Competitiveness [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00115.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00119.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00207.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00117.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00211.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00111.htm


BUDGET 2001: More Reaction

- ITANZ - Budget Will Aid IT Capabilities [1] - Life Sciences Network - Positive Signal To Growing Biotechnology Sector [2] - Auckland Mayor Chris Fletcher - Auckland’s problems not addressed by Budget [3] - Medical Professionals - Heads In Sand Over Public Hospitals [4] - Budget Mirrors Fail To Disguise Bad News [5] - ACTivists - Budget Built on Bribes and Blackmail [6] - ARC - Goal Of Being Back In The Top Half [7] - Barnardos - Budget Contains Welcome News [8] - PSA - PSA Welcomes Extra Funding For CYF [9] - MORST - What's In The BUDGET For Research And Innovation? [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00118.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00121.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00114.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00113.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00112.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00110.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00108.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00107.htm


BUDGET 2001: Summary

- Spending is at its lowest level as a proportion of gross domestic product since 1977. See... BUDGET SUMMARY – Highlights and key points [1] - BUDGET SUMMARY – Economic Transformation [2] - BUDGET SUMMARY – Investing in people [3] - BUDGET SUMMARY - Protecting New Zealand [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00489.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00490.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00488.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00487.htm


THE BUDGET PRESS KIT

OVERVIEW: Jim Anderton - BUDGET 2001: Alliance Security and Opportunity [1] PM -BUDGET 2001: Towards a stronger economy, society [2] Michael Cullen - BUDGET 2001: Fiscally prudent, outlook benign [3] EDUCATION: BUDGET 2001: Support for principals focus [4] BUDGET 2001: Increase in school funding [5] BUDGET 2001: Access to quality learning - Fees [6] BUDGET 2001: Tertiary Education Commission [7] BUDGET 2001: Building skills for knowledge society [8] BUDGET 2001: Early childhood and adult literacy [9] JUSTICE / LAW AND ORDER: BUDGET 2001: Extra funding firms up Police [10] BUDGET 2001: Making New Zealand safer [11] BUDGET 2001: Improving security for New Zealanders [12] BUDGET 2001: A better experience for voters [13] BUDGET 2001: A million for industrial mediation [14] SOCIAL SERVICES: BUDGET 2001: At-risk children and families [15] BUDGET 2001: Building stronger communities [16] BUDGET 2001: Rural home ownership made affordable [17] BUDGET 2001: A better experience for voters [18] BUDGET 2001: Making work pay [19] BUDGET 2001: More houses, healthier houses [20] BUDGET 2001: New houses and rent relief [21] MAORI: BUDGET 2001: Whanau, hapu, iwi - Maori development [22] BUDGET 2001: Strengthening Maori communities [23] BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: BUDGET 2001: Economic opportunity package [24] BUDGET 2001: Boost for business incubators [25] BUDGET 2001: $100 million innovators seed capital [26] BUDGET 2001:1st payment made to Super prefunding [27] BUDGET 2001: Opportunities for NZ businesses – John Wright [28] BUDGET 2001: A million for mediation [29] BUDGET 2001: Funding boost for IRD [30] HEALTH: BUDGET 2001: New Zealand health strategy [31] BUDGET 2001: Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry [32] BUDGET 2001: Elective services, mental health [33] OTHER: BUDGET 2001: $100 million increase for Sport [34] BUDGET 2001: Regional museums and galleries [35] BUDGET 2001: Refugee resettlement services [36] BUDGET 2001: Funding for diplomatic and trade [37] BUDGET 2001: Pacific business boosted [38]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00508.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00507.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00505.htm
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[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00535.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00533.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00531.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00527.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00524.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00534.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00533.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00528.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00519.htm
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00495.htm
[22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00514.htm
[23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00515.htm
[24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00510.htm
[25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00517.htm
[26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00516.htm
[27] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00520.htm
[28] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00532.htm
[29] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00531.htm
[30] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00513.htm
[31] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00529.htm
[32] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00512.htm
[33] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00511.htm
[34] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00521.htm
[35] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00506.htm
[36] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00500.htm
[37] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00498.htm
[38] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00497.htm


BUDGET 2001: The Green Budget

- Green Party co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald said today that the Greens and the Government are pioneering a new political relationship in agreeing Green initiatives for the 2001/2002 budget. See… Green Budget: Funding For Green Initiatives [1] MORE: - Green Budget: Green Party Initiatives [2] - Green Budget: Three Key Projects [3] - Green Budget: Environmental Legal Aid Funding [4] - Green Budget: Funding For Quit Smoking Programme [5] - Green Budget: Roll-Over Funding [6] - Green Budget: Biosecurity Measures Rolled Over [7] - Green Budget: Major Energy Efficiency Funding Continues [8] - Green Budget: Summary of 2001 Initiatives [9]


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[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00502.htm
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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00496.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00494.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00493.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00492.htm

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