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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Winston Peters Sent To The Sin Bin
LEAD STORY:
Prostitution Reform Bill Heads Towards The Wire
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
War Is Not The Answer – Slaughtergate
Trans-Atlantic Relativity On The Value Of Death
Between The Lines: Is It Vietnam Yet? (1)
Firas Al Atraqchi: Is It Vietnam Yet? (2)
Hard News And More Is There
Katya Rivas – Faith, Hope & Charity

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Wading The Foreshore Legal Style
Pros and Cons of Prostitution Bill
Ngawha 200 Days of Passive Resistance and Counting
Health System On The Rocks
Greens Smoke Free Ponderings
Back To Basics Needed On Parole Laws
Mallard’s Bargaining Parameters Updated
Why Peter Ellis’ Royal Commission Is Essential
Govt’s Mass Immigration Campaign Set To Begin
PM Presented Tertiary Teachers Award

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00436.htm


Winston Peters Sent To The Sin Bin

- During Parliamentary question time moments ago Winston Peters was "named" by Speaker Jonathan Hunt for refusing to follow a direction from the chair to leave the house. See... Winston Peters Ejected From House And Named [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00170.htm

LEAD STORY:
Prostitution Reform Bill Heads Towards The Wire

Russell Brown's Hard News: - I have some sympathy with MPs who are wavering on their support [1] for Tim Barnett's bill to legalise and regulate prostitution - but not much. MPs have had the chance to scrutinise the arguments more closely than the rest of us - that any of them should be feeling ill-informed by now is puzzling. See… Hard News 24/06/03 - Moral Imperatives [2] . More From The Debate - Tim Barnett MP - Proposer Of The Bill - Prostitution Bill "win-win" for Parliament [3] - SPCS - Paroled Rapists And Prostitution Reform [4] - National Council of Women - Unflinching Support for Prostitution Reform Bill [5] - SPCS - Paroled Rapists And Prostitution Reform [6] - Tim Barnett MP Backgrounder - Prostitution Bill "win-win" for Parliament [7] - Jim Anderton - Church leaders’ contribution important [8] - Green Party - Bradford urges courage in face of 'moral minority' [9] - Church Leaders - Bishops & Church Leaders Letter To MPs [10] - Federation of Graduate Women - Prostitution Reform Bill "Victorian" For more links and access to research resources see... STORY OF THE WEEK [11]


[1] - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3509033&thesection=news&thesubsection=general
[2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post499
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00433.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00147.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00144.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00147.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00433.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00417.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00431.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00142.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#SOW


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • UPDATE: Hercules Lands Safely After Engine Fire [1]
  • Bathing at the beach unlawful - law change needed [2]
  • At Ngawha: 200 consecutive days of passive resistance [3]
  • Foundation Takes Action on Missing Donations [4]
  • Being Eco-friendly: Disposing of Electronics & Computers [5]
  • VIC Lecturer Wins Teaching Excellence Award [6]
  • Auckland University stats team wins national award [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00145.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00138.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00139.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00034.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00084.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00052.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00053.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Massive Support For Int Solidarity Movement - The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) said that more 2,000 people from all over the world will join forces in Palestine this summer to protest the “brutality of the [Israeli] occupation and the injustices perpetrated by the Israeli forces ... See... Thousands to Join ISM’s ‘Freedom Summer’ Campaign [1] Middle East

  • Four Palestinians Extra-judicially Killed by IOF [2]
  • Sharon Defies Quartet on Settlements and Killings [3]
  • Sharon Applauds IDF at Weekly Cabinet meeting [4]
  • U.S. Middle East Free Trade Initiatives Mean Jobs [5]
  • Powell Draws Outlines of "New Middle East" [6]
  • USA
  • Thousands Protest GMO food at US Ag Ministerial [7]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: World Economic Forum, HK Cleared of SARS [8]
  • World at crossroads between past horrors and hopes [9]
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: Still not safe enough [10]
  • Iraq
  • Donors make up shortfall Iraq humanitarian appeal [11]
  • Iraq: Human rights must be foundation [12]
  • Asia Pacific
  • UN:Myanmar democracy leader's detention deplorable [13]
  • Africa
  • Congo, Burundi key to peace in Great Lakes [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00348.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00351.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00350.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00352.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00342.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00340.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00338.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00347.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00346.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00337.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00345.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00336.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00344.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00343.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    War Is Not The Answer – Slaughtergate

    - His name was Paul Nakamura, and he was from Santa Fe Springs, California. Nakamura was an American soldier, part of an ambulance crew in Iraq transporting an injured soldier for medical attention on June 19 when the ambulance was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Nakamura was killed in this attack. He was 21 years old. See... UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - Slaughtergate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00168.htm


    Trans-Atlantic Relativity On The Value Of Death

    - Many innocent lives have been lost recently in Iraq and Afghanistan due to US bombs and weapons. There has been little or no outcry over this. In this article I will examine why it seems American lives are more valued and have more importance. See... Some Lives Seem More Important In War on Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00173.htm


    Between The Lines: Is It Vietnam Yet? (1)

    Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq Could Signal a Protracted Guerilla War - Interview with Chris Toensing, executive director and editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Scott Harris See... Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00172.htm


    Firas Al Atraqchi: Is It Vietnam Yet? (2)

    - Somewhere in America, someone is itching to say "told you so". Elsewhere in the world, millions of people laugh, scoff, mock, and launch vitriol and hyperbole when discussing America's role in the world. All of a sudden, the so-called victory in Iraq, which was neither a military nor a popular victory, is beginning to look like a public relations disaster. See... Iraqi Fighters "We Will Send Them Back The Bodies" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00171.htm


    Hard News And More Is There

    – For the latest links to Public Address see... Hard News 24/06/03 - New stuff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00169.htm


    Katya Rivas – Faith, Hope & Charity

    Take up your pen again, beloved one of My pains, and let us proceed with this work. See... Katya Rivas: Sow Deeply the Roots of Truth & Faith [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00166.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00109.htm
    IMAGES: A Very Special Day In Dublin

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Wading The Foreshore Legal Style

    - The announcement of a Cabinet decision to restore Crown ownership of seabed and foreshore sound promising. But the fine print is far from reassuring, ACT New Zealand Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Don't Take Your Eye Off The Beachball, Ms Clark [1] ALSO: Public Access Assn - Bathing at the beach unlawful - law change needed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00427.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00138.htm


    Pros and Cons of Prostitution Bill

    - Tim Barnett MP, sponsor of the Prostitution Reform Bill, has today launched a summary showing the multiple ways in which the Bill would bring sensible and in many ways tougher law to the sex industry. The summary (see attached below) shows that: See... Prostitution Bill "win-win" for Parliament [1] ALSO: - Greens - Bradford urges courage in face of 'moral minority' [2] - Paroled Rapists And Prostitution Reform [3] - Unflinching Support for Prostitution Reform Bill [4] - Bishops & Church Leaders Letter On Prostitution [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00433.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00431.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00147.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00144.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00142.htm


    Ngawha 200 Days of Passive Resistance and Counting

    - Kaitiaki at the noho rangimarie at Ngawha have weathered 200 consecutive days of passive resistance to the desecration of their whenua. See... 200 consecutive days of passive resistance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00139.htm


    Health System On The Rocks

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy has once again accused Health Minister Annette King of providing New Zealanders with a Third World health system, after reports that more than 200 Wellington Hospital eye patients have waited longer than ... See... Patients Blinded By Labour Ideals -- Heather Roy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00437.htm


    Greens Smoke Free Ponderings

    - The Greens will seek to remove fines for errant smokers from the new smoke-free law banning smoking in all workplaces including bars and restaurants. See... Greens send smoke-free signals [1] ALSO: Smoking ban poll causes alarm [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00435.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00141.htm


    Back To Basics Needed On Parole Laws

    - In the wake of the quiet release of five-time rapist Michael Carroll, United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander has called upon Justice Minister Phil Goff to go back to square one on parole legislation, and scrap parole altogether for violent ... See... Scrap parole legislation and start again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00434.htm


    Mallard’s Bargaining Parameters Updated

    - State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the Government has agreed to updated bargaining parameters for employment agreement negotiations in the state sector. See... Public service bargaining parameters updated [1] ALSO: PSA - Public Service Bargaining Parameters [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00432.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00146.htm


    Why Peter Ellis’ Royal Commission Is Essential

    - “I have signed the Ellis petition because I am convinced there are questions to be answered. It is not in my opinion proved beyond reasonable doubt that justice has been done,” said Matt Robson MP. See... Independent Royal Commission of Inquiry needed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00429.htm


    Govt’s Mass Immigration Campaign Set To Begin

    - New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Government’s policy of mass immigration is the real cause of resentment towards immigrants and the advertising campaign starting tomorrow is a waste of time and effort. See... Hug An Immigrant Campaign Misses Point Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00428.htm


    PM Presented Tertiary Teachers Award

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark presented Otago University pathologist Dr Peter Schwartz with the supreme award at the 2003 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony at Parliament this evening. See... Outstanding tertiary teachers acknowledged [1] ALSO: - Maharey Speech - Maharey Speech: Recognising & inspiring excellence [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00425.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00426.htm

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