Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Does The NZ Govt’s Jobs Jolt Policy Contravene International Law?
COLUMNS:
A Hard News Post Fiesta Is There
This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of… Tactical Nuke
Hiding From The Press Bush-Style

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
United Backs Job Jolt Welfare Policy
Counter-Terrorism Ambassador Named
Why Is The Public Access Report Being Kept Secret?
Air Ambulance Flying For Three Months
Calling All Ethnic Communities Govt Wants To Listen
Tizard Announces Appointees
Kiwis Called To Help Health Camps
International Students Get Heightened Protection

***** Love Scoop! *****
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm
Sustain Scoop
http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=thankyou
Advertise On Scoop
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm
****** # # # ******

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html

...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...


Whakapapa Skiscapes...
see also Live Snowcam

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0308/7cfa70cde50fe3522579.jpeg

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

LEAD STORY:

Does The NZ Govt’s Jobs Jolt Policy Contravene International Law? - Howard's End: While Labour politicians prance the world's stage lauding New Zealand's human rights record while condemning American for its invasion of Iraq with no UN mandate, at home the Government's new "Jobs Jolt" policy announced yesterday, has flushed international law in the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights down the toilet. See... Long-term Unemployed Given Work Or Lose Dole Jolt [1] FOR MORE: See JUST POLITICS [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00028.htm
[2] - #a


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Former UK Environment Minister Speak s On GM In NZ [1]
  • Labour Steps Up Welfare Wagers [2]
  • Slower Growth in Demand for Labour [3]
  • Telecom Records Sound Full Year Result [4]
  • New City Built For Business [5]
  • Loreal NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2003 [6]
  • Writers Contenders for Literature's Richest Prize [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00018.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00035.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00034.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00032.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00017.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00018.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    From The Middle East

  • IOF Shoot Dead Four Palestinians in 24 Hours [1]
  • Israel Rejects PNA Offer for ‘Permanent’ Truce [2]
  • From USA
  • White House Press Briefing [3]
  • On Africa
  • UN Radio: Nigerian UN Troops Deploy To Liberia [4]
  • Liberia: UN Airlifts Nigerian Force Into Capital [5]
  • Namibia: Caprivi Treason Trial Justice Delayed [6]
  • Liberia: WestAfrican forces must protect civilians [7]
  • Security Council: Côted’Ivoire multinational force [8]
  • European Union & Balkans
  • UK Govt Press Briefing: [9]
  • Switzerland: asylum-seekers in Canton of Glarus [10]
  • Kosovo: First Fatal Attack on UN Police Force [11]
  • On Iraq
  • Iraq: UN envoy fine-tunes world body's role [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00042.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00041.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00040.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00039.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00033.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00032.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00037.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00035.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00034.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00038.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00036.htm


    COLUMNS:

    A Hard News Post Fiesta Is There - An absolute fiesta of new posts from the entire crew, except me, so I can have a rest. Great stuff in all of them - and note particularly Marianne Elliot's guest post on the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights, which is part of our Amnesty International Freedom Week offerings. See... HARD NEWS 05/08/03 - Home and Away [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00029.htm


    This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of… Tactical Nuke

    - The production of plutonium parts for nuclear bombs has already begun at the Los Alamos National Lab. Bush is considering a resumption of nuclear testing to develop new tactical nuclear weapons. Are we witness The Second Coming of a new nuclear age? See... Nuke Nightmare: Are We Running Out Of Luck? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00027.htm


    Hiding From The Press Bush-Style

    - It's very difficult to get Mr. Bush to go on the record about anything, and access to him by the working press is more restricted than any leader in American history. By this time in Bush 41's Presidency, he'd staged 61 full press conferences… See... Why IS G W Bush Media Shy? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00026.htm


    EARLIER COLUMNS:

    Hard News Is There - Taking care of business - Russell Brown's Hard News You will notice that at the top right of this page there is an advertisement; our first. It's a freebie for Amnesty International's Freedom Week, and if you click on it you can donate to the appeal ... See... HARD NEWS 04/08/03 - Most Appealing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00022.htm


    Stateside: Painting From The Eye

    - For the past two weeks I've been riding the rails, across the northern tier states, down through the heartland, and along the southern rail route back to LA. I made stops in Milwaukee, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City for two or three days at a time, ... See... StatesideWith Rosalea: Views From The Road [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00016.htm


    The Inside On Why Saudi USA Relations Are Souring

    - A joint congressional report on the intelligence community and its role in investigation of September 11 attacks has once again brought attention to the troubled relations between the US and Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom's involvement in the attacks. See... Saudi-US Relations in Crisis Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00021.htm


    When A Segregation Wall Sprouts In Your Garden

    - Yesterday we passed on an alert regarding the home of Hani and Munira Amer and their six children - at the village of Mes'ha on the West Bank. ("The Separation Wall" was to be constructed in their garden, making the house into an enclave, with the ... See... Turning point in Mes'ha? The Prisoner of Ramallah [1] ALSO: International Solidarity Movement Considers - Tearing down the Apartheid Fence in Tulkarem [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00019.htm


    Moment Of Clarity: This Is Goebbels Styled Propaganda

    - While the mainstream media debates whether the President was misinformed, exaggerating or misleading the U.S. public, they miss the bigger story – their obvious complicity with the Bush administration’s Nazi-style propaganda prior to the war... See... Call It What It Is: Nazi-Style Propaganda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00017.htm


    Scoop Debuts In The Top Ten NZ Sites For July

    - Online news agency Scoop.co.nz has entered Red Sherriff’s Top Ten audited web sites in July. Little known in the advertising and media-planning world – news site Scoop.co.nz entered Red Sheriff’s Top 10 audited web sites at number 9, with over 240 000 unique visitors. See... Scoop Enters Red Sheriff Audited Top 10 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00007.htm

    -----------

    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

    ------------

    United Backs Job Jolt Welfare Policy

    - United Future is giving cautious support to the "jobs jolt" package, commending the Government for moving to a firmer stance on the unemployment benefit, the party's social services spokeswoman, Judy Turner, said today. See... Turner: 'Jobs jolt' step in right direction [1] ALSO:Government’s Announcement - Jobs Jolt will get more New Zealanders into work [2] - ACT - Maharey's Chickens Home To RoostLabour's lurch to the right on benefits alarming [3] - NZ First - Detecting A Lurch To The Right: Rogernomics Style Government Back [4] - National - Jobs announcement weak waffle [5] - CTU - ‘Jolt’ Must Deliver Real Jobs [6] - Road Forum’s Tony Friedlander - Jobs Jolt Initiative Welcomed [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00055.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00057.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00068.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00058.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00015.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00014.htm


    Counter-Terrorism Ambassador Named

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today named diplomat Dell Higgie as New Zealand’s first Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. See... Goff appoints Counter-Terrorism Ambassador [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00060.htm


    Why Is The Public Access Report Being Kept Secret?

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today asked why Prime Minister Helen Clark would not publicly release the working group's report on public access, but today issued a press statement lamenting the erosion of the Queens Chain. See... Prime Minister's Lament [1] - National - Govt desperation over beach title [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00067.htm


    Air Ambulance Flying For Three Months

    - ACC and Associate Health Minister Ruth Dyson today welcomed the Child Flight Trust’s decision to continuing operating its emergency air ambulance service for children until 2 November 2003. See... Air ambulance decision welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00065.htm


    Calling All Ethnic Communities Govt Wants To Listen

    - The forum is part of a series of meetings with ethnic communities nation-wide. It is an opportunity for ethnic New Zealanders, many of whom are unaccustomed to contact with government, to meet their Minister and talk about the issues that concern them. See... Listening forum with Wgton's ethnic communities [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00064.htm


    Tizard Announces Appointees

    - Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today announced the reappointment of Helene Wong and Bill Birnie as members of the New Zealand Film Commission. See... Appointments to New Zealand Film Commission [1] ALSO: Appointments to Creative New Zealand [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00062.htm


    Kiwis Called To Help Health Camps

    - United Future Leader Peter Dunne today urged all New Zealanders to "give a little" to raise funds for the country's seven Children's Health Camps. See... Stamp of approval for children and families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00061.htm


    International Students Get Heightened Protection

    - A strengthened Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students was released today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard, aimed at further protecting international students and the billion-dollar export education industry. See... Stronger protection for international students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00059.htm

    © Scoop Media

     
     
     
    Top Scoops Headlines

     

    Jan Rivers: The New Zealanders Involved In Brexit

    There are a number who have strong connections to New Zealand making significant running on either side of the contested and divisive decision to leave the European Union. More>>

    Rawiri Taonui: The Rise, Fall And Future Of The Independent Māori Parties

    Earlier this month the Māori Party and Mana Movement reflected on the shock loss of their last parliamentary seat in this year’s election. It is timely to consider their future. More>>

    Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

    The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

    Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

    ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

    ALSO: