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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Bush’s Harken Harvard Bailout – Prez. Caught Lying
Government passes controversial anti-terrorism law
A Palestinian From Bethlehem Visiting Wellington
Is Coddington’s Libertarian Cred Slipping
US Elections 2002: Betrayed By Expediency
US Elections 2002: It's Crank-It-Up Time!
SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story
LV Cup: Areva Gets A Big Message
Countdown To War: The Madness Of George
Countdown To War: DoD Limited Hangout On Experimenting On Its Armed Service Members
Countdown To War: Two More US Politicians Holding The Line
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt announces tax policy work programme
Minister welcomes big turnout for building summit
Coddington Calls for Offender Database
Release of information to assist landlords
Redevelopment of the Northern Residential Centre
13 new pokie machines every single day
New Civil Defence Act focuses on the four Rs
Transport plans for Tairawhiti and Northland
Qantas Deal Down The Dunne
Transfund Directed to Support Wall - Wood Projects
Infrastructure bonds way to go
Jim Sutton speech to Forest Industry Council
Int recognition of blue duck’s endangered status
Making it happen gets Progressive support
Animal Welfare Committee Accused Of Incompetence


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions come back at 5.30pm. For today's questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 10 October [1] - Q&A Transcripts - Tuesday's [2] - Wednesday's [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00197.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00178.htm


Bush’s Harken Harvard Bailout – Prez. Caught Lying

- The Harken Anadarko Partnership, formed by the ailing Harken Energy Company and its thenlargest shareholder, Harvard University, propped up the troubled company with endowment money and may have deeply misled investors, students found and today’s Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe reported. HarvardWatch has announced a new campaign to reform Harvard's ties to the corporate world. As a first step, it is calling upon the university to disclose all information related to its investment in Harken. See... Harvard's Enron-Style Partnership With Harken [1] and the full Harvard Watch report… Improper Manoeuvres at Harken During the Bush Era [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00082.htm


Government passes controversial anti-terrorism law

- The Government will pass legislation today giving it more power to combat terrorism and allowing it to implement anti-terrorism measures required of United Nations members, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Government passes tough anti-terrorism law [1] MORE: GOVT - See... Goff's Terrorism Bill 2nd Reading [2] National - See... Terrorism Bill excludes biological warfare [3] NZ First - See... Loopholes In Anti-Terrorism Bill [4] ECONZ - See... Terrorism Bill Undermines Vital Civil Liberties [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00181.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00205.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00188.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00058.htm

A Palestinian From Bethlehem Visiting Wellington

- Dr Bishara will speak about the situation under the occupation and will give a first hand account on the lifes of the palestinian people. See... A Palestinian From Bethlehem Visiting Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00060.htm

Is Coddington’s Libertarian Cred Slipping

- The reform of prostitution laws raises emotions and raises questions. And that means the issues must be thought through. That requires that fundamental principles have to be considered. See... The Parliamentarian and the Prostitute [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00066.htm


US Elections 2002: Betrayed By Expediency

- The United States Constitution gives the power to declare war to Congress, not to the President. This provision has been challenged by many administrations through the years, including the current one. See... US Elections 2002: Gulf Of Tonkin II Splits Dems. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00064.htm


US Elections 2002: It's Crank-It-Up Time!

- There are less than 30 days to go before the midterm elections. Normally, voters stay away from the polls in these off-years because usually not much is riding on the outcome. See... Bernard Weiner: An Urgent Nov. 5th Call to Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00068.htm


SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story

- This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, appears to be about to cost a brilliant investigative journalist his career. This is his story. See... Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times [1] . See also - The Article That Salon & The NYT Don’t Want You To Read... US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


LV Cup: Areva Gets A Big Message

- Greenpeace yesterday hung a banner from the cliffs of Torbay, Auckland with the message ‘Keep the Cup Nuclear Free’ to show opposition to the French nuclear industry’s involvement in the Cup. See... Greenpeace Images: Keep The Cup Nuclear Free [1]

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00051.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Countdown To War: The Madness Of George

- As we approach a preemptive war with Iraq, in violation of just about every known principle of civilized nations and, more particularly, of international law, certain things have become clearer in my mind. See... UQ Wire: The Madness Of America [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00069.htm


Countdown To War: DoD Limited Hangout On Experimenting On Its Armed Service Members

- The Department of Defense today released another 28 detailed fact sheets on 27 Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests identified as Project 112. See... DoD Releases Project 112 Chem Weapons Fact Sheets [1] and Briefing on Chemical and Biological Warfare Tests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00085.htm


Countdown To War: Two More US Politicians Holding The Line

- Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to this resolution. The wisdom of the war is one issue, but the process and the philosophy behind our foreign policy are important issues as well. But I have come to the conclusion that I see no threat to our national ... See... Congressman Ron Paul - Opposing Force against Iraq [1] and Senator Jim Jeffords Re: Use of Force Against Iraq [2] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00080.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved son, I am very pleased with your apostolic work. How could I not be satisfied with the dedication and devotion with which you take Me to those who are most needy? See... Katya Rivas: Work On My Behalf [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00067.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Govt announces tax policy work programme

- “Top of the agenda in the new tax policy work programme are measures to support the government’s growth and innovation framework,” Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said. See... Govt announces tax policy work programme [1] MORE: National – Brash - See... Tax programme just tinkering - Brash [2] National – Sowry - See... Pressure mounts on Cullen over Air NZ [3] ACT - See... Tax Policy Programme a Make Work Scheme [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00204.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00203.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00201.htm


Minister welcomes big turnout for building summit

- Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins has welcomed the large number of acceptances for tomorrow’s ‘leaky buildings’ meeting. See... Minister welcomes big turnout for building summit [1] MORE: National - Leader Bill English. See... Heads must now roll over rotting home crisis [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00189.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00195.htm


Coddington Calls for Offender Database

- New Zealand is ready for a national database of sex offenders, ACT MP Deborah Coddington said today. See... Time for National Database of Sex Offenders [1] MORE: ACT - Dr Muriel Newman - See... Mikus Had Sole Custody of Newborn Baby Girl [2] NZ First - See... CFS cannot meet Minister's promise [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00190.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00177.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00183.htm


Release of information to assist landlords

- Government seeking practical solution to the release of personal information to assist landlords. See... Release of information to assist landlords [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00207.htm


Redevelopment of the Northern Residential Centre

- Redevelopment of the Northern Residential Centre for only children and young people in need of care and protection moved a step closer today... See... Redevelopment of the Northern Residential Centre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00206.htm


13 new pokie machines every single day

- Green Gambling Spokesperson Sue Bradford today said she was alarmed to learn that more than 13 new pokie machines are being licensed in New Zealand every single working day. See... 13 new pokie machines every single day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00200.htm


New Civil Defence Act focuses on the four Rs

- The new Civil Defence Emergency Management Bill provides a balanced focus across the ‘four Rs’: - reduction, readiness, response and recovery, Civil Defence Minister George Hawkins says. See... New Civil Defence Act focuses on the four Rs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00179.htm


Transport plans for Tairawhiti and Northland

- Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton today announced that integrated transport plans for both Northland and Tairawhiti are complete. See... Transport plans for Tairawhiti and Northland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00202.htm


Qantas Deal Down The Dunne

- New Zealand First has accused Peter Dunne of selling out New Zealanders with his tacit support for Qantas to buy into Air New Zealand. See... Qantas Deal Down The Dunne [1] United Future – Dunne Responds - "A simple question for Mr Peters - what is his alternative solution?" See... Dunne Responds to Winston Peters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00198.htm


Transfund Directed to Support Wall - Wood Projects

- Minister of Transport Paul Swain has directed the board of Transfund New Zealand to provide Northland and East Cape with 100% funding for land transport projects that assist in regional development. See... Transfund Directed to Support Wall - Wood Projects [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00186.htm


Infrastructure bonds way to go

- National’s Associate Commerce and Transport spokesperson, John Key, is calling on the Government to issue retail and institutional infrastructure bonds when it finally does pass legislation enabling private funding to be used for New Zealand roads. See... Infrastructure bonds way to go [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00196.htm


Jim Sutton speech to Forest Industry Council

- This region is in the vanguard of forestry growth in New Zealand. Northland's harvest for the year to March 2001 (the latest figures available) was slightly over 1.2 million cubic metres, which in turn was slightly under the 1.4 million forecast as being ... See... Jim Sutton speech to Forest Industry Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00193.htm


Int recognition of blue duck’s endangered status

- The World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) raising of the international conservation status of New Zealand’s blue duck or whio was a timely warning to New Zealand according to Conservation Minister Chris Carter. See... Int recognition of blue duck’s endangered status [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00187.htm


Making it happen gets Progressive support

- The Progressive Coalition is making it a priority in government to reduce child poverty and move the 'Agenda for children' forward. Matt Robson, Progressive MP welcomes the 'Making it Happen' report of fourteen NGOs on implementation of the 'Agenda for ... See... Making it happen gets Progressive support [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00185.htm


Animal Welfare Committee Accused Of Incompetence

- National animal rights organisation SAFE today accuses the government- appointed National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Jim Sutton, of incompetence and of causing needless continuation of animal suffering. ... See... Animal Welfare Committee Accused Of Incompetence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00061.htm


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