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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Care of Children Bill Amended In Committee
NZ Contributes Towards Palestinian Refugees
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Stateside: Rosalea Attends A Fahrenheit 9/11 Party
Ivan Eland On Fahrenheit 9/11
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Big News Analyses The Care Of Children Bill Submissions
The Latest Inside Oil On Molesworth & Featherston
Richard Ehrlich: US Military Assistance To Thailand
UQ Wire: Who To Believe?
Bernard Weiner: Bush's Torture Deceit
A Song To Commemorate Iraqi Independence
Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nat Adverts To Set Record Straight On Treaty Madness
...& United Fesses Up To Advertising Spending
Meat Board Bill Advances Under Urgency
Technology And The Right To Choose
New Department of Building and Housing
Mayors To Get Casting Votes - Proposal
Money For Business Incubators In The Hutt And Christchurch
Hodgson Welcomes Back Electricity and Gas Industries Bill
Goff's Off To SEA

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For Tuesday's questions and answers see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 29 June 2004 [1] . See also... Why Question Time Is Being Usurped By Urgency [2] & United Future's riposte... Scoop Feedback: Urgency & Question Time [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00487.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00264.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00282.htm

LEAD STORY:
Care of Children Bill Amended In Committee

- Tim Barnett, Chair of the Justice and Electoral Committee, has welcomed the significant changes made by his Committee to the Care of Children Bill. Its report was tabled today in Parliament and is available… See... Select Committee Makes Important Changes To Bill [1] MORE: - Judith Collins - Outdated Law Disempowers Parents [2] - Judtith Collins - Care of Children Bill - anything but [3] - Nick Smith - Bill strengthens parents' rights in Family Court [4] - Muriel Newman - Care Of Children Bill Sells Families Short [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00473.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00490.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00483.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00482.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00481.htm


NZ Contributes Towards Palestinian Refugees

- New Zealand is contributing NZ$800,000 to help the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... New Zealand supports the work of UNRWA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00496.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Wellington Indymedia film night - Thursday 1 July [1]
  • Dr John Hood Resigns from Fonterra Board [2]
  • Canwest Mediaworks Share Offer Launched [3]
  • OIC Finds Roger Winner To Be Of Good Character [4]
  • Union Message on Pacific Radio [5]
  • 'Glacial Progress' In Women On Co. Boards [6]
  • Falun Gong Anti-Torture Exhibition In Auckland [7]
  • Injured Sas Soldier Returns To New Zealand [8]
  • International student levy for primary schools [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00291.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00382.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00376.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00375.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00292.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00290.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00287.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00284.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00499.htm


    Stateside: Rosalea Attends A Fahrenheit 9/11 Party

    - So. Now I've been to my first political therapy group session, a house party organized by a political action committee around the audio link-up with Michael Moore on Monday night. The audio from this link-up is available at the MoveOnPAC.org website. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Michael Moore Party Talk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00275.htm


    Ivan Eland On Fahrenheit 9/11

    - The debut of Michael Moore’s film ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' juxtaposed with the turnover of power to the Iraqis by the coalition authority in Baghdad represent the reality and the fiction of the Iraq War. But which is which? See... "Fahrenheit 9/11" or "Farce and Hype 7-11" [1] MORE: - Stateside: Film Review - Fahrenheit 9/11 [2] - Full Coverage: Fahrenheit 9/11 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00279.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00260.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0406/S00267.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Moore Says Disney Joining Forces with the Right Wing [1]
  • World Vision Team Finds Great Needs In Darfur [2]
  • Syria: Unfair Trials Of Kurds, Child Torture Cited [3]
  • More Multinationals Doing Business With Burma [4]
  • UN Helicopter Carrying 24 Crashes In Sierra Leone [5]
  • UN Observer Force In Golan Heights Extended [6]
  • Annan Pledges Support To Stabilize Iraq [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00365.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00364.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00363.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00361.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00360.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00357.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00356.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00248.htm
    Stateside: Rosalea Meets Abe Lincoln


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - I can't help but wonder if the current atmosphere of moral panic has arisen partly because people don't have enough else to worry about: certainly not the economy, which is presently spewing out remarkably good news... See... Public Address 30/06/04 - Boundless! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00280.htm


    Big News Analyses The Care Of Children Bill Submissions

    - The Justice and Electoral Select Committee report of the Care of Children Bill is out, and the bill is predictably supported by just the Greens and Labour. Two hundred and seventy seven people and groups made submissions to the committee. See... An Alternative Report On The Care Of Children Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00276.htm


    The Latest Inside Oil On Molesworth & Featherston

    - There is an update to the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We cover the robust economy, there are details from this week’s Cabinet and the agenda for the week in parliament, a preview of the National Party’s post-Orewa crime spree, and a bit more about Vector… in this week’s better-late-than-never edition. See... Molesworth & Featherston - 29 June 2004 [1] Rohan Quinby: A Failure Of Imagination - Aucklanders should be interested to know that this city’s transport problems have attracted international academic attention. Last week Dr. Paul Mees, a lecturer in transport and strategic urban planning at the University of Melbourne spoke to over 750 people at a Parnell church about motoways, congestion and public transport. See... Auckland: A Failure of Imagination [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00274.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00269.htm


    Richard Ehrlich: US Military Assistance To Thailand

    - Washington has delivered 30 helicopters to Bangkok to help it crush Muslim militants in the south and guard against illegal drug trafficking in the north. See... US Black Hawks Asist Thai War On Drugs/Militants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00277.htm


    UQ Wire: Who To Believe?

    - The 9/11 Commission's report of Mohamed Atta's final days does not match what’s already on the record. See... UQ Wire: 1000 Days of Continuous Cover-Up [1] . See also…


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00273.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Bush's Torture Deceit

    - You know the drill: Bush&Co. are so secretive that they will not, repeat NOT, release internal decision-making documents to the public. Never, ever. See... Bush's Torture Deceit: Depends on What "Is" Is [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00272.htm


    A Song To Commemorate Iraqi Independence

    - (To the tune of America the Beautiful) in honor of the US 'handover' of Iraq --to George's Dad's oil buddies! Independence Day, 2004 See... Daniel Patrick Welch: Happy Independence Day Daddy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00271.htm


    Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival

    - People climb the stairs along the rocky landscape. Once they reach the top, they walk a dirt road. Everyone is dressed up for a special occasion. A few men carry flowers arrangements and they move quickly. See... Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part II) [1] and Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 [2] Civl Union Debate Getting Uncivil - United Future leader Peter Dunne today called on the junior Labour Cabinet Minister, David Benson-Pope, to ‘grow up and join the adults’ in the debate over the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory Amendments) Bill. See... Dunne tells Benson-Pope to grow up [3] MORE: - Maxim - Marriage a tall poppy which must not be levelled [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00270.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00255.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00506.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00288.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00247.htmDavid Taylor Is Happy With His Pensioner Housing

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Nat Adverts To Set Record Straight On Treaty Madness

    - In metropolitan dailies this week you will see an advertisement by the National Party spelling out the exact nature of the con job that Labour is trying to put over the electorate. See... The Brash Report: No. 33, 30 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00504.htm


    ...& United Fesses Up To Advertising Spending

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne said today the Parliamentary wing of the party had spent about 11.5% of its Parliamentary Services 2003/04 funding allocation on newspaper and other advertising, bringing issues of concern to the voting public. See... United Future issues advertising costs [1] . See also... Don Brash backs more transparency in advertising [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00484.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00468.htm


    Meat Board Bill Advances Under Urgency

    - Hon Jim Sutton Speech Notes "Mr Speaker, I move that the Meat Board [Restructuring] Bill be now read a third time. See... Meat Board Restructuring Bill third reading [1] and Sutton - Meat Board Restructuring Bill 2nd Reading [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00495.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00489.htm


    Technology And The Right To Choose

    - United Future MP Paul Adams says new technology has transformed the abortion debate by giving young mothers – especially under-16 mothers – a more informed choice when deciding between abortion and other options such as adoption. See... New technology gives informed abortion choice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00497.htm


    New Department of Building and Housing

    - State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Acting Housing Minister Rick Barker today announced several changes to government agencies aimed at improving and streamlining building and housing services for the public. See... New Department of Building and Housing [1] MORE ON HOUSING: - Greens - We need new houses before new letterhead [2] - NZ First - “Bully Boy" Tactics Not The Way To Go [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00494.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00503.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00501.htm


    Mayors To Get Casting Votes - Proposal

    - The government is proposing to allow local authorities to give the power of a casting vote to a mayor or person presiding at a local authority meeting, Local Government Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... Casting Vote For Council Chairs & Mayors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00493.htm


    Money For Business Incubators In The Hutt And Christchurch

    - Lower Hutt's Global-Tech business incubator has received extra funding from a $2.7 million government boost to promote small businesses with high growth potential. See... Extra Funds For Lower Hutt Business Incubator [1] and Canterbury business incubator receives boost [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00492.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00488.htm


    Hodgson Welcomes Back Electricity and Gas Industries Bill

    Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has today welcomed the report back to Parliament of the Electricity and Gas Industries Bill. See... Electricity and Gas legislation progresses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00491.htm


    Goff's Off To SEA

    - New Zealand’s links with South East Asia will be in the spotlight this week when Foreign Minister Phil Goff travels to Jakarta for meetings with regional counterparts before visiting Viet Nam and the Philippines. See... Goff to visit South East Asia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00485.htm

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