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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
High Court Judgment Means NZ's Head-Spook Becomes The Jailer
Tainui Announces $15.8 Million Profit
WSPA Concerned Over Cruelty Aspects To Whaling
Scoop Exclusive: NGOs Say Barkan In North Korea
95bFM's Simon Pound Considers "Mossad Madness" Downunder
Downer Writes On Terrorism And Australia
Public Address Considers 9/11 And Things
Jason Leopold Says Cheney Can Be Foul-Mouthed But He Can't Hide
Dave Crampton Explains About Prostitution And The Law
Bolivian Referendum A Temporary Setback
Wellington's Samuel Flewett Objects To His Arrest
So Mr President, What Will You Be Remembers For?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New NZ Embassy For East Timor
Goff And Downer Announce Monthly Meet-Up
Burton And Hill Sing The Same Tune?
Govt and Householders Sign First Housing Partnership
Double Jeopardy No Joke Says ACT
Peters Says Loophole Let Child Child Killer Free
No, Not Board Roles For The Boys?
Yes Yes But Did Bob Jones Streak As Promised?
Anderton Joins The Union Brash Bag-Wagon
News For The Week From The Hive
Matt Robson's Week That Was
Nats Say Govt Out Of Touch With Parents On Education
Nats Say Navy Without Training Ship For Two Years
Select Committee Biz For The Week
GST, I've Got A Cunning Plan Says Copeland
You A Real Person? DHBs Want You

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High Court Judgment Means NZ's Head-Spook Becomes The Jailer

- As of Friday 16 July, a High Court decision from Justice Paterson means that anyone subject to a Security Risk Certificate will be detained indefinitely, without bail and without recourse to Habeas Corpus… See... Justice Paterson For The Next SIS Inspector-Gen.? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00180.htm


Tainui Announces $15.8 Million Profit

- Tainui Group Holdings, the commercial arm of Tainui, has reported a 90 per cent increase in net profit of $15.8 million for the year ended 31 March 2004. See... Tainui Group Holdings Reports $15.8 million Profit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00281.htm


WSPA Concerned Over Cruelty Aspects To Whaling

- SORRENTO, Italy - Resolution on the suffering of whales passed at IWC. International agreement on the need to address the inherent cruelty of whaling was reached today at the 56th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Sorrento, ... See... IWC Agrees Call To Action On Whale Welfare [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00219.htm


Scoop Exclusive: NGOs Say Barkan In North Korea

- Zev Barkan the suspected Israeli Mossad agent on the run from New Zealand Police has been sighted in North Korea, according to an Asian-based NGO closely linked to New Zealand intelligence networks. See... NGOs Claim Israeli Agent Barkan In North Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00141.htm


- AUDIO: Wanted Mossad Agent Accessed Asia Via China Based Security Solutions Co - Selwyn Manning & Simon Pound (95bFM's The Wire 22-7-04)

[2] - http://www.spectator.co.nz/audio/sm-95bfm-22-7-04.m3u

95bFM's Simon Pound Considers "Mossad Madness" Downunder

- Huge things are going on in little old NZ. You know this is the case when you turn on CNN and there is Helen Clark (our Helen!) drawling in nuu zeelund to all the world. A quick switch of the remote and there she is doing the same thing on BBC world.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00173.htm


Downer Writes On Terrorism And Australia

- Alexander Downer, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, writes that terrorism poses a grave threat to international security. As a Western country with global interests that values peace, religious freedom, respect for the rule of law and tolerance, See... Transnational Terrorism: The Threat to Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00174.htm


Public Address Considers 9/11 And Things

- With the 9/11 commission report offering, as these things tend to, a little something for everyone, the public and commentators will presumably be urged by the White House to move on from all the unpleasantness... See... Public Address 23/07/04 - T'ings & Times [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00179.htm


Jason Leopold Says Cheney Can Be Foul-Mouthed But He Can't Hide

- Vice President Dick Cheney is a bad guy. He can toss around the F-word all he wants in response to the criticism directed at him as a result of his close ties to Halliburton, the company he headed from 1995-2000, but he can't hide from the truth. See... Cheney Lobbied Against Iran Sanctions In 1996 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00178.htm


Dave Crampton Explains About Prostitution And The Law

- I think people seem to have got the wrong idea about the Prostitution Law Reform Act. It was not supposed to legalise prostitution or get rid of street prostitutes. It was to decriminalise prostitution and make sex work safer within the prostitution ... See... Big News: Prostitution Laws And Sex On The Street [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00182.htm


Bolivian Referendum A Temporary Setback

- The July 18th referendum in Bolivia is likely to be a shortlived, temporary setback for radical opponents of the government of President Mesa. Their call for a mass boycott failed. The government was able to promote an effective propaganda campaign .. See... Bolivia Innovates: Boyle Mariotte Gas Law Restated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00177.htm


Wellington's Samuel Flewett Objects To His Arrest

- I wish to make a complaint regarding my arrest and subsequent prosecution following a political demonstration on the 13th of September 2003. The two main aspects of the complaint are firstly the highly questionable grounds on which I was initially ... See... Open Letter To The NZ Police Re: Political Protest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00176.htm


So Mr President, What Will You Be Remembers For?

- At no worse time in America’s history could we have been cursed with such failure, ineptitude and incompetence at leadership as we presently find ourselves infected with. See... George W. Bush’s Lasting Legacy to America (1) [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00175.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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New NZ Embassy For East Timor

- NZ upgrades East Timor post to embassy New Zealand's Consulate General in East Timor is to be upgraded to full embassy status, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ Upgrades East Timor Post To Embassy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00376.htm


Goff And Downer Announce Monthly Meet-Up

- Goff, Downer to hold six-monthly talks Foreign Minister Phil Goff will meet his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer at Victor Harbour, South Australia, this weekend for the latest round of their six-monthly talks. See... Goff, Downer to hold six-monthly talks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00377.htm


Burton And Hill Sing The Same Tune?

- Today’s meeting in Taupo between Defence Ministers Mark Burton and Robert Hill is the third between the two Ministers on strengthening Closer Defence Relations between New Zealand and Australia. See... New Zealand and Australian Defence Ministers meet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00385.htm


Govt and Householders Sign First Housing Partnership

- Six housing partnerships worth $3.2 million were announced today by Acting Housing Minister Rick Barker. See... First housing partnerships signed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00380.htm


Double Jeopardy No Joke Says ACT

- ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today called on Justice Minister Phil Goff to add into his double jeopardy reform a closure of the technical loophole that acquitted a young thug on a brutal murder charge. See... Convicting And Acquitting Is Not A Game [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00387.htm


Peters Says Loophole Let Child Child Killer Free

- New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says he’s appalled that a legal technicality has allowed an alleged 14 year-old killer to walk free from the murder of schoolboy Jordan Adams. See... Legal Gymnastics Sets Alleged Killer Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00384.htm


No, Not Board Roles For The Boys?

- National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key is accusing the Government of pork barrel politics after stacking the board of its new rail company with notoriously "good friends of Labour". See... Labour stacks rail board with 'friends' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00390.htm


Yes Yes But Did Bob Jones Streak As Promised?

- This week Sir Robert Jones was guest speaker at my fund-raising dinner in my North Shore electorate. He entertained the 180-strong gathering with a hilarious - but also thoughtful - response to Mayor John Banks' rubbishing of Wellington… See... Liberty Belle: Deb's Fundraising Dinner Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00381.htm


Anderton Joins The Union Brash Bag-Wagon

- EPMU national secretary, Andrew Little is right to portray a Brash-led National ACT government as a threat to working people. See... Progressive join EPMU in combating Brash [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00379.htm


News For The Week From The Hive

- All New Zealanders belonging to Primary Health Organisations will be entitled to cheaper primary health care such as doctors' visits and prescriptions by July 2007. This is up to five years earlier than first anticipated. See... Friday, July 23, 2004 - Beehive Bulletin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00392.htm


Matt Robson's Week That Was

- robson-on-politics, a weekly newsletter from Matt Robson MP Deputy Leader of the Progressive Party www.progressive.org.nz See... robson-on-politics 23 July [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00388.htm


Nats Say Govt Out Of Touch With Parents On Education

- The Government has lost sight of what of the importance of parents in making decisions about early childhood education, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Govt out of touch with parents, children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00391.htm


Nats Say Navy Without Training Ship For Two Years

- The credibility of New Zealand's defence forces has suffered another blow with the announcement that the Navy will not have a training ship for the two years leading to the delivery of its new ships, says National's Defence spokesman, Simon Power. See... Another blow to defence credibility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00389.htm


Select Committee Biz For The Week

- Committee meetings Eleven committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business: 16 July - 23 July 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00383.htm


GST, I've Got A Cunning Plan Says Copeland

- Critics of United Future's proposal to remove GST on rates have missed the point, according to the party's revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland. See... Critics miss point in GST and rates debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00382.htm


You A Real Person? DHBs Want You

- Health Minister Annette King is looking for “real people with real experience” to stand in this year’s District Health Board elections. Nominations open tomorrow (July 23) for October’s District Health Board (DHB) elections, which will use Single Transferable ... See... DHBs need real people with real experience [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00378.htm

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