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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Commerce Commission Says No To Air New Zealand/Qantas Alliance
CYF Gets Big Funding Boost – Critical Review
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Bombing Of Baghdad UN HQ Exposes Security Shortfall: Report
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News And More Is There!
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Australia's Last Prisoner In PNG Is Online And Pissed
Satire: Who Has The Best Occupation Army?
The Independent Institute: Negotiating Freer Trade
Guest Feature: South Africa's Promise & Failure
William Rivers Pitt: Anyone But Bush
Jay Shaft Talks To Two More Gulf Veterans
The Bush-Nazi Connection Goes Mainstream
The Lord Of The Rings Party You Can Attend!
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New Zealand’s Population Continues To Climb
Reserve Bank OCR Remains At 5%
Anti- GE Petitioners Descend On Parliament
Urgency: Mental Health Law Changes Alarm
Foreshore Answers Promised By Christmas
ACT Defends Telecom Local Loop Monopoly
Greens Have Some Issues For The Chinese President
NZ Welcomes Iran's Decision On Nukes

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LEAD STORY:
Commerce Commission Says No To Air New Zealand/Qantas Alliance

- Air New Zealand and Qantas: Commission rejects proposed Alliance as not in the interests of New Zealanders See... Commission rejects proposed Airline Alliance [1] MORE: - Govt. - Govt won’t disturb Commerce Commission decision [2] - Greens - Greens praise Air NZ decision [3] - National - Govt slapped in the face over air merger [4] - ACT - Buzz Off Qantas [5] - United Future - Put Air NZ Qantas alliance out of its misery [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00222.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00560.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00564.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00563.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00561.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00533.htm


CYF Gets Big Funding Boost – Critical Review

- Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson today announced the findings of the First Principles Baseline Review of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services. See... CYF baseline review findings released [1] and New leadership for family support services [2] MORE: - United Future - CYFS report chance to get NGOs helping families [3] - ACT - Massive Cover Up Continues [4] - National - Report confirms CYF is in crisis [5] - NZ First - CYFS Review Merits Cautious Optimism [6] - Greens - CYFS needs shake up from top down [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00546.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00545.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00555.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00554.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00552.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00544.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00543.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Posties earn a break [1]
  • ACC recommends levy reductions of up to 6.8% [2]
  • Stepping Into Sharon's Seat At Radio New Zealand [3]
  • Demonstration at CTU conference today [4]
  • Emirates 8 Ultra-Range Airbus Due in December [5]
  • Banks: Wellington Absolutely Positively Nervous Over Rugby [6]
  • North Shore City Supports Harbour Tunnel Idea [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00224.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00223.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00216.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00176.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00174.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00247.htm
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    IMAGE: Israeli Troops Assault Journalists In Nablus

    Bombing Of Baghdad UN HQ Exposes Security Shortfall: Report

    - An independent inquiry into the security situation at the time of the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad found that the attack probably could not have been prevented, but that the death and casualty toll was too high. Twenty-two people lost their lives and 150 were injured in the August 19th suicide bombing. See... UN Radio: UN Security Systems Dysfunctional [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00255.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • Panel finds UN security systems dysfunctional [1]
  • Recommendations of Iraq panel on security [2]
  • This Week's Voices That Must Be Heard [3]
  • On APEC, Bangkok
  • U.S. Sees "Excellent Results" from Bangkok APEC [4]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Bush And Roh Issue Joint Statement On North Korea [5]
  • DPRK Delegate on Settlement of Nuclear Issue [6]
  • Middle East
  • UN's GA demands Israel stop work on West Bank wall [7]
  • Israel Attacks Press Freedom in West Bank [8]
  • Hebron: Israel Blows Up House, Kills Five People [9]
  • Israeli Troops Assault on Journalists [10]
  • Israeli separation barrier construction speeded up [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00254.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00253.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00246.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00250.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00251.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00243.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00248.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00249.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00247.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00241.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News And More Is There!

    - So NZTabloid is no more - the site's founders have left a message thanking the - ahem - "more than 1,000,000 people" who have visited their website since it launched in August. Well, then …... See... Public Address 23/10/03 - Fashion And Celebrity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00204.htm


    ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - The latest billboard erected by Greenpeace in Wellington reflects a growing awareness and disquiet over this government's, and particularly the Prime Minister's, inability to listen to the people. See... Scoop Has Feedback: Politics, Privy Cl, & Holmes [1] and Scoop Has Feedback (2) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00202.htm


    Australia's Last Prisoner In PNG Is Online And Pissed

    - Since the end of July, 24-year-old Palestinian asylum seeker Aladdin Sisalem has been the only prisoner in the Australian government's Lombrum detention centre on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. See... Manus Island's Last Prisoner Denied Justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00200.htm


    Satire: Who Has The Best Occupation Army?

    - Gaza/Baghdad-- The first annual 'Dueling Occupations' grudge match between the United States and Israel took place over the weekend with the scrappy, young American team surprising the more experienced Israeli occupation force. See... US & Israel Square Off In Occupations Death Match [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00199.htm


    The Independent Institute: Negotiating Freer Trade

    - The collapse of WTO talks in Cancun was predictable. The ''rich'' wanted to discuss customs rules so as not to discuss farm subsidies; the ''poor'' wanted to discuss farm subsidies so as not to discuss investment regulations. See... Negotiating Freer Trade, Or Bigger Bureaucracies? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00198.htm


    Guest Feature: South Africa's Promise & Failure

    - In 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected the first black leader of democratic South Africa. Now, in 2003, in Soweto people get their electricity cut off and no longer have ready access to water. See... Feature: What Went Wrong In The 'New' South Africa [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00197.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: Anyone But Bush

    - Looking at both sides of the debate over the looming 2004 Presidential campaign, one finds weirdness on both sides of the political aisle. See... UQ Wire: Anyone But Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00196.htm


    Jay Shaft Talks To Two More Gulf Veterans

    - The following interview is with another Sergeant who is not really happy about the fact that he feels it is necessary to have to question his commander in chief and chain of command. See... US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 4) [1] and US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 5) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00195.htm


    The Bush-Nazi Connection Goes Mainstream

    - US Senator Robert Byrd, on the floor of Congress, on October 17, has explicitly compared the Bush media operation to that run by Herman Goering, mastermind of the Nazi putsch against the German people. See... Major Media Spread Coverage Of Bush-Nazi Nexus [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00193.htm


    The Lord Of The Rings Party You Can Attend!

    - Haven't been invited to the world premiere of The Return of the King on December 1st? Never fear, neither have a thousand other Lord of the Rings fans who'll be descending on Wellington for the Premiere Weekend. WE PLAN TO PARTY regardless of that. See... Return Of The Ringers Revived! – PARTY TIME!! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00191.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Beloved daughter, see from the height of My wisdom how admirable everything is that I do in favor of men, and recognize My hand, which is accustomed to contributing to the life of all creatures, without excluding anyone. See... Katya Rivas: How Could They Be Alone in Me? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00192.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    New Zealand’s Population Continues To Climb

    - The resident population of New Zealand at 30 September 2003 was estimated at 4,024,400, according to the latest population estimates released by Statistics New Zealand. The New Zealand population reached the four million milestone in late April this year. See... Population Growth High at 1.7 Percent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00218.htm


    Reserve Bank OCR Remains At 5%

    - The Reserve Bank has left the OCR unchanged at 5.00 per cent, this being consistent with inflation outcomes within the Bank's target range. See… OCR Unchanged [1] ALSO: NZ First: Reserve Bank Again Fails Exporters [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00192.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00535.htm


    Anti- GE Petitioners Descend On Parliament

    Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today she was heartened by continued expressions of opposition to GE release being brought right into the heart of Parliament. See... GE petition and hikoi converge on Parliament [1] MORE: - NZ First - Bill To Extend Ge Moratorium On Foodstuffs [2] - Greens - New GE petition at Parliament [3] - GE Activists - GE Free tent city: show public not on Helen's side [4] - GE Activists - Hobb’s Zero Threshold GE Contamination Comments Welcomed [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00565.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00550.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00518.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00190.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00086.htm


    Urgency: Mental Health Law Changes Alarm

    - National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott says she's shocked Justice Minister Phil Goff has pushed through last minute legislation allowing mental health patients out of secure care when they are not fit to stand trial. See... New law may see dangerous patients on bail [1] and Better provision for mentally impaired in new law [2] MORE URGENCY: - Jim Sutton - Wine Bill 3rd reading speech [3] - Damien O'Connor -HEA Amendment Bill second reading speech [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00562.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00540.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00537.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00536.htm


    Foreshore Answers Promised By Christmas

    - Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia believes the announcement today by Michael Cullen outlining the government's timeframe for developing a legislative framework on the seabed and foreshore issue will be welcomed. See... Foreshore policy statement due before Christmas [1] MORE: - Govt. - Waitangi Tribunal Memorandum From The Crown [2] - Govt. - Govt aiming for foreshore policy statement by Xmas [3] - ACT - Foreshore And Seabed - The Debate Continues [4] - NZ First - Tell Us What Is Happening Please Helen [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00559.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00549.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00548.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00529.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00526.htm


    ACT Defends Telecom Local Loop Monopoly

    - Every New Zealander who values private property rights should object to the Telecommunications Commissioner Douglas Webb's recommendation that Telecom be forced to rent access to its copper wire network to Telstra and other competitors. See... A Dingo Took My Baby [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00558.htm


    Greens Have Some Issues For The Chinese President

    - The Greens want the Government to raise the issue of China's massive violation of human rights, during the weekend visit by Chinese President, Hu Jintao. See... What Helen should tell Hu [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00556.htm


    NZ Welcomes Iran's Decision On Nukes

    - Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed the news that Iran has agreed to cooperate fully with the international community over its nuclear programme. See... Iran’s nuclear programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00547.htm

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