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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is (Always) In The House
Keith Rankin: Returns For Educational Outlays
LOTR: Deep Obsession
PC’s Opinion: Go West
Chch Airbase To Be Targeted In Anti-war Protest
TV Drama Puts Spotlight On Govt Social Policy
Israeli Peace Activists Campaign For Pullout
Oz Communities Bank On Community Banks
Sludge Report: Mutually Assured Destruction
Free Fidel Castro – UN Says Again
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Call For Inquiry Into Mazar-e-Sharif Prison Deaths
Trenchant Pakistani Views On Pentagon Policy Makers
Australian SAS Fully Deployed
Bonn Afghanistan Talks Start Well, Annan Says
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS(JUST POLITICS)
Just What Is It About The Media The Concerns Margaret Wilson?
Jailing Child Arsonists - Judge Had Nothing To Apologise For
Aquaculture Moratorium Welcomed
GE Moratorium Concerns Follow Bill Tabling
Arguments For And Against The DPB
Aged Care Funding Not Enough - National
Speechifying…
ACT Plans To Bring Back Expats
Cancer Treatment Unfairness Continues

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Scoop Is (Always) In The House

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Susan Bathgate – Anti-Terrorism Regulations – MG. Dodson And Ron Marks Records - Community Problem Solving – Christchurch Nurses Strike – Mental Health And Families – RMA Compliance Cost Improvements - Aquaculture Moratorium – Susan Bathgate Dinner – Income Related Rents – Criminal Defamation – Ron Mark’s Military File – Ohariu Fire Stations Petition. See.. SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 August [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Wednesday [2] - Tuesday [3] - Scoop Searchable Questions Of The Day Archive (FREE!). - to subscribe and receive each day’s questions of the day and answers as they are posted on Scoop via email (ALSO FREE!) CLICK HERE


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00159.htm


Keith Rankin: Returns For Educational Outlays

- When we think of the "Brain Drain" we tend only to think of the emigration of educated New Zealanders. (In the case of emigration to Australia, we include all New Zealanders. Even minimally educated New Zealanders, Sir Robert Muldoon once noted*, are relatively brainy in Australia!) See... Keith Rankin: Whose Brain Drain? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00173.htm


LOTR: Deep Obsession

- All my thought was on visiting the amazing sets in Wellington, meeting the actors, seeing the creature effects and weapons shop. I had never been so eager for anything. See... Where the Stars are Strange: Part I [1] and Where the Stars are Strange: Part II [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00167.htm


PC’s Opinion: Go West

- In Auckland's Americas Cup Harbour are three new-ish buildings symbolising the best the west has to offer. See... PC's Opinion: Making the World Hum [1] MORE: - Auckland Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally [2] - Wellington Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally [3] - Christchurch Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00171.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00152.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00143.htm


Chch Airbase To Be Targeted In Anti-war Protest

- Christchurch anti-war protestors plan to demonstrate outside the US Air Force base at Christchurch International Airport on Saturday December 1 as part of a National Day of Action against the war in Afghanistan. See... Protestors to target US Air Force base in Chch. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00155.htm


TV Drama Puts Spotlight On Govt Social Policy

- A television special last night on child abuse showed that community organisations are doing their best to educate the public on the issue, but Government initiatives are sadly lacking. See... Govt. Not Doing Enough To Stop The Hurt [1] MORE: - CYF - CYF Praise For ‘Killing Tomorrow’ [2] - Plunket - Plunket Supports Action To Reduce Child Abuse [3] - Child Abuse Prevention Services - Killing Tomorrow - Or Preventing It From Happening [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00499.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00071.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00069.htm


Israeli Peace Activists Campaign For Pullout

- The following is a joint call of Israeli peace organizations for intervention to end the occupation. Supporters of the peace organizations are asked to help the campaign by sending their own letter to world leaders. See... Calling For Intervention To End Israeli Occupation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00217.htm


Oz Communities Bank On Community Banks

- Small towns in Australia are watching their local economies grow thanks to the introduction of community-owned banks, a regional development expert says. . Local economies profit from community banks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00264.htm


Sludge Report: Mutually Assured Destruction

- By the looks of things today - the morning after - Jim Anderton is just as intent on getting rid of his longtime pal and resident Alliance Party head kicker (& President) Matt McCarten today as he was yesterday. See... Sludge Report #121 – Jim Vs Matt [1] . See also... Oz Perspective: Alliance Torn Apart By Afghan War [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00163.htm


Free Fidel Castro – UN Says Again

- 27 November - For the tenth year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. See... UN call for end to US embargo against Cuba [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00205.htm


Katya Rivas

- (Upon kissing the Crucifix, I ask the Lord: What do You want of me, Lord, what is my mission?…) See... Katya Rivas: I Am Who I Am… I Live Always [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00172.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Call For Inquiry Into Mazar-e-Sharif Prison Deaths

- Reports that virtually all the Taliban prisoners held in the Qala-i-Jhangi jail in northern Afghanistan have been killed demand independent investigation, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesman Keith Locke said today. 12 See... Greens Support Inquiry Into Massacre [1] and Call For Inquiry Into Qala-i-Jhangi Violence [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00508.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00201.htm


Trenchant Pakistani Views On Pentagon Policy Makers

- “If he were just an ordinary maniac, we could live with him, Henry, but he is chairman of the Defense Policy Board, which advises the Pentagon, and which gives him total access to all military secrets.” See... Betrayed & Encircled, Will Pakistan Switch Sides? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00212.htm


Australian SAS Fully Deployed

- The Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, this afternoon announced the departure of the remaining soldiers from the Special Forces Task Group, deploying as part of Australia's contribution to the coalition against terrorism. See... Australia Deploys Remaining Special Forces [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00200.htm


Bonn Afghanistan Talks Start Well, Annan Says

- 28 November - Talks among four Afghan factions in Bonn “are off to a good start,” according to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who addressed reporters in Washington, D.C., today following his meeting with President George Bush. See... UN Afghan talks in Bonn ‘off to a good start’ [1] and Kofi Annan holds talks with President Bush [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00215.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00214.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 28/11 - Rear Adm. Stufflebeem [1] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 28, 2001 [2] - 10 Downing Street - Lobby Briefing November 28th [3] - Policymakers and the Intelligence Community [4] - The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy [5] - Human Rights and the Taliban [6] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 27, 2001 [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00211.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00210.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00209.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00208.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00207.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Just What Is It About The Media The Concerns Margaret Wilson?

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson to spell out her concerns regarding media ownership and free speech. See... Media Ownership And Free Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00500.htm


Jailing Child Arsonists - Judge Had Nothing To Apologise For

There is no reason for the Judge to apologise for jailing the Hamilton teenagers who burnt down their school gymnasium, says ACT's Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Teenage Arson Could be Cheaper in the Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00510.htm


Aquaculture Moratorium Welcomed

- Marlborough-based Green MP Ian Ewen-Street today said he was very pleased with the Government announcement of a two year moratorium on future aquaculture developments. See... Greens Welcome Aquaculture Moratorium [1] and National… Guarded support for aquaculture law reform [2] . See also...Aquaculture law to get much-needed overhaul [3] Govt. Kyoto Pursuit Irresponsible And Irrational - National's Agriculture Spokesperson Gavin Herlihy believes Government's dogged determination to ratify the Kyoto protocol next September is totally irresponsible and irrational. See... Government Must Tell Farmers The Facts [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00497.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00492.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00476.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00496.htm


GE Moratorium Concerns Follow Bill Tabling

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today it was scientifically indefensible that the two year ban on commercial release of GE organisms would be automatically lifted at the end of the period. See... Automatic GE Ban Lifting Makes Research Farcical [1] . See also... Alliance to differentiate on GM Bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00494.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00479.htm


Arguments For And Against The DPB

- “Yesterday's outcry from the Wellington People's Resource Centre 'Govt told punishing sole parents not the answer' is indeed telling,” says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. See... To Work Or Not To Work? – We Don't Like The Question [1] and Govt Told Punishing Sole Parents Not The Answer [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00145.htm


Aged Care Funding Not Enough - National

- Around 75 per cent of facilities providing residential care for older people will get an increase in government funding from 1 December 2001, Associate Health Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... Aged care providers to get funding increase [1] and National’s response… Dyson fails to deliver to aged care sector [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00509.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00507.htm


Speechifying…

- Sandra Lee Speech: Local Govt Human Resources Conference [1] - Prime Minister - NZ/Latin America Business Council Dinner [2] - Muriel Newman - Selling A Vision for New Zealand [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00503.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00501.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00493.htm


ACT Plans To Bring Back Expats

- It's two years since the election of the Labour/Alliance government. Two years since Jim Anderton promised that the Labour/Alliance government would bring home the talented New Zealanders who have migrated. See... ACT To Bring Back Kiwis From Overseas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00502.htm


Cancer Treatment Unfairness Continues

- The Government's arbitrary decision to only reimburse costs for those cancer patients who started treatment in Australia on or after September 6, is proving unfair with some cancer patients missing out, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said. See... Case Shows Cancer Reimbursement Unfair [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00498.htm

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