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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Roadblock To Peace:
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Howard's End: TV News Discovers ACC Iceberg
Stateside With Rosalea: Supermarket Etiquette
Chris Sanders: Killer Pork And Market Manipulation
Did Saddam and His WMDs Take Refuge at Augusta?
Brian Cloughley: South Pacific Media Musings
Green Left: Western Leaders Lies About WMDs
Iraqi Nuclear Scientist On George's Trailers Of Mass Destruction
Hard News Was In Wellington
Scoop Cartoons
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Select Committee Showdown: Worth Eyeballs Goff
Business One Stop Shop Looms
United Arab Emirates Airways On Its Way
Saving Rail A Decade Hence
Children Need More Protection In Law
Gum And Bone Plan Off Target
Health System At Fault Not Staff
The Rich Paper Released
Franks Cites Reasons For Parole Law Change
TV3 Got It Wrong On Huata
Prebble Releases Liberal Book
ACT: Marshmellow Welfare Minister Maharey
English’s War-Rant Continues On
Nats: Open Court Bill Component Good
Trade and Enterprise Bill Gets 2nd Reading


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http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine
International Outrage: Israel Attempts To Assassinate Hamas Leader

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 11 June 200 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers. - EARLIER Q&A - Tuesday's Transcript [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00158.htm


LEAD STORY:
Roadblock To Peace:

In the face of International Outrage Israel Forces Vow To Continue Against Hamas - The IDF insists the Hamas leadership has made a strategic decision to undermine the "Road Map," and ruin any chance of dialogue which may lead to a cease-fire and political negotations. See... Strike Against Senior Hamas Leader [1] ALSO: click here for Scoop's Roadmap FULL COVERAGE feature… [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00153.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • ACC Criticised for Blatant Disregard for Human Dignity [1]
  • Proposal To Charge Kenepuru Hospital Patients [2]
  • ACT Says TV3 Awatere Story Totally Wrong [3]
  • Regional Power Savings Continue To Rise [4]
  • Telecom Rural Broadband Coverage To Reach 80% [5]
  • Business one stop shop, one step closer [6]
  • New Zealand welcomes advent of Emirates air service [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00015.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00110.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00160.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00159.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Middle East

  • Bush Troubled with Israeli Gunship Attacks on Hamas Leader [1]
  • UN concern over Israel’s attempted extra-judicial killing [2]

  • USA
  • USA: Jose Padilla has one year in detention without charge [3]

  • Europe
  • EU Moves To Prevent U.S. Anti-ICC Pressure on European Union States [4]
  • Switzerland/G8: Allegations of rights violations [5]
  • Russian Federation: Violation of international law [6]

  • Africa
  • Tunisia: End the cycle of injustice [7]
  • Dire situation as rebels move on Liberia's capital [8]

  • Asia
  • Myanmar: UN Envoy Sees Daw Aung San Suu Kyi [9]

  • Out There
  • NASA: First of two Robot Mars Rovers Takes Off [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00146.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00152.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00150.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00144.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00143.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00151.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00149.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00140.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00142.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Howard's End: TV News Discovers ACC Iceberg

    - The two ACC failures towards a paraplegic and a tetraplegic reported on TV 3's 20/20 last Sunday and on Holmes last night, are not isolated incidents but are just the tip of an iceberg of systemic failure by an organisation who has responsibility for care and recovery of injured New Zealanders. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Televised ACC Failures Just The Tip… [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00078.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea: Supermarket Etiquette

    - Is it bad manners, for example, to sock a supermarket checkout operator in the chops when she holds you up by reading carefully all the ingredients on a packet of crackers she's just scanned and then announces that there are other brands containing far less hydrogenated oils. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Blue, blue my food is blue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00072.htm


    Chris Sanders: Killer Pork And Market Manipulation

    - The G8 summit was portrayed in the usual circles as a success for American diplomacy. This conclusion is apparently based on the idea that the Americans came with an agenda and had another party to go to afterward. See... SRA Commentary: Killer Pork [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00071.htm


    Did Saddam and His WMDs Take Refuge at Augusta?

    - Sources within the New York Times say Howell Raines would still be executive editor if only he had refrained from pressuring publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to sign off on a major investigative story that, it turned out, simply was not fit to print. See... How Saddam Brought Down the Mother of All Editors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00074.htm


    Brian Cloughley: South Pacific Media Musings

    - Tonga's form of governance can be described as a benevolent regal autocracy. Saudi Arabia with freedom for women and no religious police, perhaps. Or a more genial version of any of the Gulf States. The king is, well, King . . . See... Brian Cloughley: Media Tales From South Pacific [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00077.htm


    Green Left: Western Leaders Lies About WMDs

    - On May 30, US President George Bush told Polish television that the US military had found Iraq's “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD). Well, sort of. Remember the three (some media outlets have inaccurately reported two) trailers the US found. See... Iraq: How Bush, Howard and Blair lied about WMD [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00076.htm


    Iraqi Nuclear Scientist On George's Trailers Of Mass Destruction

    - As the swelter of anger bubbles from the machination of misinformation that led to the faltering WMD casus belli for invading Iraq, the retreat and half-baked excuses of Bush, Blair, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Powell further expose the sharp edge of their deceit. See... Imad Khadduri: Mobile Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00075.htm


    Hard News Was In Wellington

    - My friend Claire tires quickly these days, so after ogling the cookware at Kirkcaldies, we decided a sit-down at Wellington's Belgian bar, Leuven, would be good. See... Hard News 10/06/03 - Shouts [1] and Hard News 09/06/03 - Democracy at Ease [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00069.htm
    [2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post476


    Scoop Cartoons

    - See… Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Gulliballistic [1] and See... John Chuckman Cartoon: Middle East Realities [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00079.htm


    Katya Daily

    - My daughter, love of My Passion, sacrifice yourself, pray, because humanity needs sacrifices, prayers, charity. You should be content when the Spouse gives you the gift of nailing you to His Cross… See... Katya Rivas: I Give You My Cross as a Gift [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00073.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00070.htm
    Cartoon: Gulliballistic

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Select Committee Showdown: Worth Eyeballs Goff

    - National's Justice spokesman, Richard Worth, says the Justice Minister will face tough questions over his failings with sentencing and parole laws when he appears before the Justice and Electoral select committee tomorrow. See... Goff will face tough questions on sentencing law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00162.htm


    Business One Stop Shop Looms

    - “The business one stop shop created from the merger of Industry New Zealand and Trade New Zealand is another step closer today with the second reading of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Bill,” said Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister, ... See... Business one stop shop, one step closer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00160.htm


    United Arab Emirates Airways On Its Way

    - Emirates Airlines decision to fly between Dubai and Auckland from 1 August would provide a significant boost to our links with the Middle East, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand welcomes advent of Emirates service [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00159.htm


    Saving Rail A Decade Hence

    - "What a difference a decade makes. Today we have a centre-left coalition government that is ready to meet its responsibilities to the regions of New Zealand,” said Matt Robson MP See... What a difference a decade makes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00164.htm


    Children Need More Protection In Law

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne today signalled that the Care of Children Bill needed key changes or the party won't back its passage through Parliament. See... Dunne: Key changes needed to Care of Children Bill [1] ALSO: - ACT - Child Care Bill Huge Disappointment [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00168.htm


    Gum And Bone Plan Off Target

    - The Agriculture Ministry's plan to deal with the gum leaf skeletoniser moth misses the key point, Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP said today. See... Gum leaf skeletoniser plan misses the point [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00176.htm


    Health System At Fault Not Staff

    - Green MP Sue Bradford says the time has come for politicians and health bosses to stop blaming staff for the crisis in mental health care and to start acknowledge the massive, ongoing systemic failure in the sector. See... Mental health: a crisis of leadership [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00175.htm


    The Rich Paper Released

    - The National Party has just released a paper by Katherine Rich, our welfare spokeswoman, called "Saving the next generation from welfare dependency". It's on National's website (www.national.org.nz) and is thoroughly worth reading. See... Don Brash Writes... No. 10, 11 June 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00172.htm


    Franks Cites Reasons For Parole Law Change

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today called for an immediate amendment of the Parole Act - to make it illegal for the Parole Board to hear an application until they have evidence that the victims have been asked for their view… See... Parole Highlights Urgent Need For Change [1] ALSO: - United - Alexander: Just get parole right [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00171.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00170.htm


    TV3 Got It Wrong On Huata

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that TV3's lead story that the ACT Caucus had re-suspended Donna Awatere Huata is totally wrong. See... TV3 Story Totally Wrong [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00169.htm


    Prebble Releases Liberal Book

    - We are responding to a challenge put down by our President, Catherine Judd, to set out what it means to be a classic liberal in 2003. See... Book Launch Liberal Thinking -- Richard Prebble [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00167.htm


    ACT: Marshmellow Welfare Minister Maharey

    - Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey claims to be trying to move beneficiaries into work, yet his track record shows he is a soft-on-welfare Minister pandering to the Beneficiary Union's demands, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman ... See... Time For Some Honesty On Welfare [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00166.htm


    English’s War-Rant Continues On

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark's backward flip on troops for Iraq was inevitable, to make up for her unwise foray into foreign affairs commentary during the Iraq War, when she managed to insult both the Americans and the Australians. See... The Right Talk, The Leader's View - 10 June 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00165.htm


    Nats: Open Court Bill Component Good

    - Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed provisions in a new Care of Children's Bill that provides for greater openness in proceedings of the Family Court. See... Smith welcomes more open court in new bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00163.htm


    Trade and Enterprise Bill Gets 2nd Reading

    - Mr Speaker, I move that the Industry New Zealand/ Trade New Zealand Integration Bill be now read a second time. See... Speech: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00161.htm

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