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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave Announced
Kiwi Netrepreneur Sued For "Appropriation Of Intellect And Labour"
Oz Election Opinion: Advance Australia Where?
Call For Turia To Resign Over Alleged Abuse Of Power
NZ Tourism Hitches A Ride On PJ’s Coat Tails
Feedback: Old Dogs Gone Bad
Hamilton Pork Targeted In Sow Crate Action
The Green-Latern Wants You!
Pecked To The Bottom Of The Food Chain In NY
Kiwi Sheila Creates A Sensation At Melbourne Cup
George’s Justice Spreads Across America

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
The World’s Most Wanted In His Own Words
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS
TEAC Report Greeted With Student Skepticism
Police Support Nandor’s Inquiry?
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Lets Talk About It – Dalziel On Special Ed. Lawsuit
An Alternative View On Kyoto- Ratify It!
The State Of The Public Service
Californian Grapes Banned
When Is A Work Test A Work Test
Digging Up GE Crops – The Controversy Continues
Winston Is Not Impressed With MMP Response

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

– Today's questions of the day concerned: (Should Tariana Turia Answer Questions? – Point Of Order) - Textile Industry – Tariana Turia And The Prison Service – Sow Crates - Tariana Turia – Paid Parental Leave – Tax Review – Cancer Treatment In Oz – Tariana Turia – Modern Apprenticeships – Tariana Turia – Maori Development. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 November [1] For earlier Q&A see... Tuesday [2] -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted on Scoop CLICK HERE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave Announced

- From July 1 2002 20,000 working women a year will qualify for 12 weeks paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child, Labour Minister Margaret Wilson and Associate Labour Minister Laila Harré announced today. See... Paid Parental Leave – A Great Start [1] REACTION: - Green- Paid parental leave overdue and underweight [2] - Jim Anderton - Paid parental leave: a landmark achievement [3] - ACT - Paid Parental Leave is Bad News for Women [4] - Nurses Organisation - Nurses Organisation welcomes paid parental leave [5] - Federated Farmers - Paid Parental Leave Policy forgets Self Employed [6] - SFWU - Low paid women benefit from PPL [7] - National - Paid parental leave for some, not all [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00132.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00134.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00041.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00040.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00039.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00141.htm


Kiwi Netrepreneur Sued For "Appropriation Of Intellect And Labour"

- “.... Simmons filed Strickland's suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. on October 12, and [Denis] Dutton was served notice on October 16… In it, Dutton and Academic Partners are accused of having ‘appropriated for themselves the fruits of Strickland's intellect and labor,’ and Dutton is called ‘a highly polished con–man’ and ‘a cyber–predator of the most insidious sort.’" - Reports Mobylives.com. See... Link: Denis Dutton & The Death Of Lingua Franca [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00046.htm


Oz Election Opinion: Advance Australia Where?

-A few weeks back I was on Gadigal land. Unceded Aboriginal land. Sydney, Australia. If it had been a couple of hundred years ago and the stickers had been put up by Aboriginal people, I might have agreed with their message... I ripped down the few ... See... Advance Australia Fair? - Aziz Choudry on Racism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00047.htm


Call For Turia To Resign Over Alleged Abuse Of Power

- The gross interference by the Associate Minister of Corrections in a number of cases involving prison inmates is extremely serious and raises questions about Tariana Turia's fitness to hold a Ministerial Warrant, National MP Tony Ryall said today. See... Ministerial Interference Means Turia Must Go [1] and The case for Turia to go builds [2] MORE: - Peter Dunne - Turia's Actions Should Not Surprise [3] - Matt Robson - All Inquiries To Corrections Treated Equally [4] - Helen Clark - Representations To The Corrections Department [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00142.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00116.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00115.htm


NZ Tourism Hitches A Ride On PJ’s Coat Tails

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government will allocate up to $9 million in additional funding over the next two years on a range of projects aimed at capitalising on the forthcoming release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Americas Cup… See... Govt to secure spin-offs from Lord of the Rings [1] , Maximising spin-offs from Lord of the Rings [2] and Some facts about Lord of the Rings [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00128.htm


Feedback: Old Dogs Gone Bad

- In This Edition: Feedback For Gerry Eckhoff - Taliban + ISI + CIA = Disaster - Communist Propaganda Of The Shoddiest Kind. See... Scoop Feedback: The Tale Of A Dog Called 'Kapital' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00045.htm


Hamilton Pork Targeted In Sow Crate Action

- Many Hamilton inner city supermarkets have found their pork products removed, re – labelled with “made with cruelty on a factory farm” and “Sow crates are torture. Boycott Pork” stickers and replaced in different areas of the store. See... Pork Products Removed From Supermarket Shelves [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00030.htm


The Green-Latern Wants You!

- Calling all super-heroes! super-citizens! and super-spandex wearers! Converge on Cuba Mall- Wellington- and resist GE - November 9th - 3pm See... Intergalactic Callout To Resist GE! - POSTER [1] and The Green Lantern Wants You! - To Resist GE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00028.htm


Pecked To The Bottom Of The Food Chain In NY

- I wanted to let you know that How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, my book about the five years I spent trying to “take” Manhattan, has just been published by Little Brown. See... How To Lose Friends & Alienate People [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00015.htm


Kiwi Sheila Creates A Sensation At Melbourne Cup

- New Zealanders bet a total of $6.5 million on the Melbourne Cup, the third highest total ever, as sensational Kiwi mare Ethereal raced into Cup history. The win makes Cambridge trainer Sheila Laxon the first woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner. See... Fairytale finish as $6.5 million bet on Cup [1] . See also... Kiwis win $10 million on Melbourne Cup Day [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00018.htm


George’s Justice Spreads Across America

- Once again, the USA's claims to be a progressive force for human rights are ringing hollow, Amnesty International said today. Tonight at 7pm local state time, New Mexico is set to resume executions after more than four decades without them, and Georgia is set to execute a mentally disabled man ... See... First New Mexico Execution Since 1960 Due Tonight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00051.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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The World’s Most Wanted In His Own Words

- Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel. See... BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 6/11 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace [1] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 5, 2001 [2] - Gen. Myers Interview with Al Jazeera [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00046.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00045.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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TEAC Report Greeted With Student Skepticism

- The Government will consult widely before making decisions on a new tertiary education funding system, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. . Widespread consultation promised on TEAC report [1] and Funding the Strategic Approach - Maharey Speech [2] MORE: - TEAC - Funding Tertiary Education for Prosperous Society [3] , Key Messages for Shaping the Funding Framework [4] , Shaping the Funding Framework - FAQ [5] - Russell Marshall - Shaping the Funding Framework - Russell Marshall [6] - OUSA - Knowledge Wave has Dangerous Undertow [7] - Auckland Student Movement - TEAC Recommends Political Suicide [8] - NZUSA - TEAC delivers nightmare scenario for students [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00138.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00018.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00017.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00016.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00015.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00020.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00019.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00014.htm


Police Support Nandor’s Inquiry?

- Green Party Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today welcomed support from the Police Association for an independent inquiry into police practices and processes. See... Police Assn. support for independent inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00136.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- It's been reported to the Letter that Michael Cullen said of the McLeod tax review: "I've spent $985,000 of taxpayers' money proving ACT's tax policies". We think it's money well spent. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington – 29/10 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00123.htm


Lets Talk About It – Dalziel On Special Ed. Lawsuit

- Associate Education Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed the opportunity to continue discussions with the group of parents taking action against the government over its funding of special education. See... Minister keen to continue discussions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00127.htm


An Alternative View On Kyoto- Ratify It!

The Environmental Defence Society has reacted to a call from Carter Holt Harvey to halt progress towards ratifying the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Climate Change Convention on Climate Change. See... New Zealand Needs To Ratify Kyoto [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00032.htm


The State Of The Public Service

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard says the State Services Commission’s latest survey on employment in the Public Service shows the Government is keeping its promise of rebuilding the Public Service. See... Survey Backs Up Commitment To Public Service [1] MORE: - PSA - Public service data - mixed picture [2] - ACT - More Bureaucrats But Where's The Benefit? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00114.htm


Californian Grapes Banned

- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today welcomed the suspension of Californian grape imports after four black widow spiders were found in three months, but said the ban should be ongoing. See... Ban on Californian grape imports must be ongoing [1] and MAF…Trade in Californian table grapes is suspended [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00055.htm


When Is A Work Test A Work Test

- Green Party Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford today said she could see no reason why the Government could not scrap work testing for the Domestic Purposes Benefit (DPB) immediately. See... Greens wish Govt would ditch work-testing for DPB [1] and National’s… Maharey plays word games with DPB policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00119.htm


Digging Up GE Crops – The Controversy Continues

- Ken Shirley, ACT Science and Technology Spokesman has written to the Insurance Council of New Zealand asking whether law-breaking Green activists who target GM experiments and field trials will be classified as terrorists thereby negating the insurance ... See... Will GM Field Trialists Be Covered By Insurance? [1] and Greens Need To Make Law, Not Break It [2] MORE GE: - SFWU - Union Conference tackles GE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00035.htm


Winston Is Not Impressed With MMP Response

- “The Government’s response to the MMP Review Report demonstrates appalling arrogance and contempt for the referendum process, says Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First, MP for Tauranga. See... Govt. Response To MMP Review – Sheer Arrogance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00113.htm


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