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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Israel Ensures Truth Remains Buried In Jenin
Greater Transparency For MPs
Deaf People Win Telephone Relay Service
Arrests In Raid On Occupied Building
What Good Getting Your Head Bashed Bill?
Anderton Reviews ACT’s Zero Tolerance Stance
Big News: Fear The Parole Board
May Day London: Cat & Mouse In Monopoly Land
Maori TV Inquiry Widened
Satire: Giz A Job, Derek
Pakistan: Musharraf Talks Up Economy

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Promises Vigorous Opposition To Clean Slates
De-institutionalisation Road Leads To Jail
National MPs Kicked Around In The Back Room
Auditor General Oversteps Boundary On Speed Fines
Everybody Wants A Piece Of Taranaki
Greens Allege Smear Campaign On Organics

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

– Today’s questions concerned: Progressive Coalition - Sovereign Yachts - Training Opportunities and Youth Training - Maori Television Service - Suspensions Of Maori Students - Millennium People - Police Capital Projects. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 May [1] To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, for free, CLICK HERE [2] - Tuesday's Q&A [3] - Wednesday's Q&A [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00005.htm


Israel Ensures Truth Remains Buried In Jenin

- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will disband a fact-finding team that was established to discover the truth about what went on inside Jenin Refugee Camp. See... Israel Wins! UN To Disband Jenin Investigator Team [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00012.htm


Greater Transparency For MPs

- The government today announced the introduction of a register of interests for MPs which will require all MPs to publicly list their pecuniary interests. See... Register Of MPs’ Interests To Be Introduced [1] REACTION: - Richard Prebble - New Register Just More Red Tape [2] - Roger Sowry - National Against Change To Standing Orders [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00063.htm


Deaf People Win Telephone Relay Service

- Deaf and disabled people are to get access to the telephone after a seven year battle. The Government have just issued a compulsory order for the establishment of a telephone relay service for people who are Deaf, or who have speech or hearing-impairments, says Victoria Manning one of the original complainants in this Human Rights Case. See... A Victory For Deaf And Disabled People [1] MORE: - Govt - Government Backs Deaf Relay Service [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00046.htm


Arrests In Raid On Occupied Building

- About ten people have been arrested this morning in Wellington as police (complete with riot helmets) smashed down the doors of the Stagecraft theatre in Tonks Ave this morning. See... Anti Motorway Protesters Arrested In Police Raid [1] and Transit The Real Criminals [2] . EARLIER: Mayday Victory In Poneke [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00021.htm


What Good Getting Your Head Bashed Bill?

- Green Party Mental Health spokesperson Sue Bradford is today strongly critical of Bill English's boxing match to raise money for youth suicide. "It just makes me cry to think that getting in the boxing ring is the best he can think of to do for youths at risk of suicide," she said. See... Bradford Sickened By Bill's Boxing Match [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00043.htm


Anderton Reviews ACT’s Zero Tolerance Stance

- The Act Party’s ‘zero tolerance for crime’ claim doesn’t appear to extend to dodgy offshore investment scams, Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton says. See... Anti-Business, Anti-Prison Pro-Crime Act Party [1] and ACT Launches Zero Tolerance For Crime Campaign [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00049.htm


Big News: Fear The Parole Board

- Now that the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill has been passed, convicted and sentenced offenders will be more wary of the New Zealand Parole Board than any court judge. See... Big News: Sentencing and Parole [1] SENTENCING AND PAROLE BILL PASSED LAST NIGHT: - Stephen Franks - Final Betrayal Of 92 Percent Of Voters [2] - Phil Goff - Sentencing Bill And Parole Bill [3] - Owen Mapp - Sentencing And Parole Reform Bill [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00035.htm


May Day London: Cat & Mouse In Monopoly Land

- The protest in the afternoon in Mayfair passed completely peacefully, at least so far as this observer was aware, though clashes with police were reported in the evening news from other actions around the city later in the day. See... Images: Cat & Mouse In Monopoly Land [1] MORE MAY DAY REPORTS: - Auckland - Auckland Mayday March Report [2] - Wellington - Mayday Victory In Poneke [3] - Dunedin - communique from the catechresia collective [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00021.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00009.htm


Maori TV Inquiry Widened

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today asked that the Ernst and Young inquiry into the Maori Television Service be expanded to clarify who was responsible for running security and credit checks on senior management. See... Scope Of Ernst And Young Inquiry Into MTS Widened [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00034.htm


Satire: Giz A Job, Derek

- I can understand that you may be wary of some foreigner applying to head up Maori Television Services, but let me assure you, I am no John Davy. I am legitimately unqualified for the post and say so up front. See... A Letter Of Application To Maori TV Service [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00010.htm


Pakistan: Musharraf Talks Up Economy

- General Pervez Musharraf has set himself up for election as president through the forthcoming referendum. He frequently mentions the success of his economic policies as one important reason for him to remain at the helm. See... Is the Pakistan economy turning around? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00004.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ACT Promises Vigorous Opposition To Clean Slates

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks says ACT will vigorously oppose Justice Minister Goff's Clean Slate Bill to wipe ten-year-old criminal convictions from people's records. See... Government 'Clean Slate' Bill Will be Opposed [1] and Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Bill 1st reading – Paul Swain [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00062.htm


De-institutionalisation Road Leads To Jail

- New Zealand First MP Ron Mark today called for a winding back of de-institutionalisation and the provision of more secure care facilities for people who suffer from mental illness. See… Mentally Ill Need Help Not Jail - Mark [1] and Govt Ignores Nationwide Mental Health Crisis [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00060.htm


National MPs Kicked Around In The Back Room

- Alliance parliamentary leader Jim Anderton is warning of government instability and un-elected back-room party officials running the country if National ever again forms a Government. See... National On Its Knees Before Backroom Officials [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00058.htm


Auditor General Oversteps Boundary On Speed Fines

- ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster says it is shocking that the Auditor General thinks it is part of his role to tell the Police to issue speeding fines to motorists. See... Auditor General Strays Outside His Role [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00048.htm


Everybody Wants A Piece Of Taranaki

- There has been strong and competitive interest from petroleum explorers in the bidding round for new exploration blocks in the onshore and nearshore Taranaki Basin, Associate Minister of Energy Paul Swain announced today. See... Strong Competition For Taranaki Exploration Permit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00047.htm


Greens Allege Smear Campaign On Organics

- Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said the Life Sciences pro genetic engineering lobby group were desperately trying to discredit organics in a futile effort to make genetically altered food appear more acceptable. See... GE Lobby Desperate And Scared [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00059.htm


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