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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Zaoui Case: Court of Appeal Judges Challenge Crown’s Assertions
CTU Says DHBs Should Stop Grandstanding And Return To Talks
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Decries Israel’s Shooting Of Schoolgirl
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown Suffers The Free Speech Monster
M&F Spread The Inside Oil On Wellington
U.S. Police Torture Eco-Protester With Pepper-Spray Eye-Drops
LeFevre Considers A World Turned Upside-Down And Inward
When A White House Mole Calls
White House Super-Grass Busts Intelligence Agent’s ID
Fahima Case Reports Heard Downunder
No… Is There A Mole In The State Dept?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Thousands Wait On State Housing List
Govt Gets Good Credit-Check Result
Govt Plans To Change Social Security Laws
Greens Cite Thai GE Scare As Warning To NZ
NZ First Wants Civil Liberties Referenda
Winston Wants The Easter Back In Easter
PM Speech At Victoria University
PM Speech To Telecom School Connection

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Wednesday's PQs see... Questions for Oral Answer As At Wed, 8 Sep 2004 [1] - and for Tuesday's Q&As see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 7 September [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00144.htm

LEAD STORY:
Zaoui Case: Court of Appeal Judges Challenge Crown’s Assertions

- "We wouldn't wear this argument anywhere else in the law" was the irritable response from Justice Hammond after listening to the Deputy-Solicitor General’s case for keeping refugee Ahmed Zaoui in jail indefinitely. See... Crown: Secret Information = Indefinite Detention [1] ALSO: - Scoop Report -Five Years In Jail Acceptable For Zaoui – Crown [2] - Matt Robson - Peters scrapes bottom of the barrel with innuendo [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00152.htm


CTU Says DHBs Should Stop Grandstanding And Return To Talks

- Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today called on district health boards to stop public posturing and return to negotiations with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. See... DHBs Must Stop Public Posturing & Return To Talks [1] ALSO: DHBs Break Down Negotiations Over Nurses' Pay [2] DHBs Meet Nurses’ Fair Pay Claim [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0409/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0409/S00030.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Health fraudster must repay $5.4 million to Crown [1]
  • NZ trauma care rated B-minus [2]
  • International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day [3]
  • 3 Kaitaia poachers take 174 undersize paua [4]
  • Updated Electoral Rolls Available For Checking [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0409/S00038.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0409/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00061.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00060.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00056.htm


    UN Decries Israel’s Shooting Of Schoolgirl

    - The main United Nations agency helping Palestine refugees today decried the wounding by Israeli gunfire of a child sitting in a classroom of one of its schools in the Gaza Strip – the third such incident in 18 months. See... Israeli Fire Wounds Palestinian Girl In UN School [1] ALSO: Mobile Clinic in Nablus [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00095.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00094.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Need For World Action On Terror - Annan [1]
  • Iraqi Minister Calls For UN's Return To Baghdad [2]
  • Afghanistan: 1st Free Presidential Election Begins [3]
  • Liberia: Former Top Aide Surrenders Weapons To UN [4]
  • >
  • Darfur: UN Fed Nearly 1 Million People Last Month [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00098.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00100.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00099.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00097.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00096.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00091.htm
    Here Comes Hurricane Ivan

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Russell Brown Suffers The Free Speech Monster

    - It would seem some other blog has linked to Monday's post, because yesterday afternoon I got a sudden rush of emails whose collective message might be paraphrased as "YOU ARE A FRIEND OF THE CHILD-MURDERING TERRORISTS! AN APOLOGIST FOR AL-QAEDA! YOU HATE ... See... Public Address 08/09/04 - Innocents II [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00088.htm


    M&F Spread The Inside Oil On Wellington

    - It’s a fight on the right in the race for Auckland, the government’s economists see the good times, we check polls in the US, Australia and the Maori seats, there are details from this week’s Cabinet and lobbyists need to get up to speed on the industry… See... Molesworth & Featherston - 7 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00087.htm


    U.S. Police Torture Eco-Protester With Pepper-Spray Eye-Drops

    - (includes graphic images)This week, in San Francisco, a group of young forest activists will finally get their day in court. In 1997 they were subjected to torture at the hands of police and Pacific Lumber goons. See... Kelpie Wilson: Torture In The Redwoods [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00080.htm


    LeFevre Considers A World Turned Upside-Down And Inward

    - Meditation, to my mind, does not begin until I die to everything: problems, self-concern, and questions--the entirety of the past. Can the psychological death that occurs within one during meditation be the baseline of daily life? See... Martin LeFevre: The World Turned Upside Down [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00086.htm


    When A White House Mole Calls

    - I hadn't heard from Shallow Throat in nearly three months. The high-ranking mole in the Bush Administration contacted me last week, at the height of Rove's Smear Boat attacks, agitated because of the Kerry Campaign's belated, and at first, ineffectual ... See... Bernard Weiner: Rehnquist's Defeat-Bush Memo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00085.htm


    White House Super-Grass Busts Intelligence Agent’s ID

    - On Monday, August 2, a federal crime was committed in plain view of millions of Americans and millions more abroad. A Pakistani intelligence mole, crucial in the “war” against al Qaeda, was outed by an individual in the Bush Administration. See... Ernest Partridge: Pravda on the Potomac [1] How Corporate USA Controls Its Politicians - Big Media's Coverage of U.S. Politics Influenced by their Corporate Agenda - Interview with journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter, conducted by Scott Harris. See... U.S. Politics Coverage & The Corporate Agenda [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00083.htm


    Fahima Case Reports Heard Downunder

    - The case of Tali Fahima, the first pro-Palestinian Israeli Jew who has been placed in administrative detention in Israel has made it to the Australian media. The item linked below appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. See... Sol Salbe: The Case Of Tali Fahima [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00082.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00042.htm
    Rialto Movie Of The Week: Super Size Me

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    No… Is There A Mole In The State Dept?

    - "Helen Clark should enquire whether any government agencies are feeding Mr Peters' allegations about Ahmed Zaoui that they won't have tested by competent authorities" said Matt Robson today. See... Peters scrapes bottom of the barrel with innuendo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00152.htm


    Thousands Wait On State Housing List

    - While 11,960 people are waiting on Housing New Zealand waiting lists, almost 1,200 HNZ properties lie vacant, says National’s Housing spokesman David Carter. See... Homeless wait while HNZ vacancy numbers rise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00145.htm


    Govt Gets Good Credit-Check Result

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen says “the agency has identified the government’s prudent fiscal management and ongoing fiscal discipline as a major strength behind the continued high ranking. See… Standard & Poor’s report remains positive [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00155.htm


    Govt Plans To Change Social Security Laws

    - The Government has today introduced the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Bill to make three significant amendments to the social security system. See... New Bill Contains Important Social Security Change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00146.htm


    Greens Cite Thai GE Scare As Warning To NZ

    - The Green Party today said a Genetic Engineering contamination scare currently unfolding in Thailand demonstrates the serious risks GE release would pose to New Zealand's exports. See... Thailand's papaya trade loss is a GE warning to NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00151.htm


    NZ First Wants Civil Liberties Referenda

    - New Zealand First MP Edwin Perry has called for a public referendum to be held on the Civil Union and Relationship (Statutory References) bills. See... NZ First Calls For Referendum On Civil Union Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00156.htm


    Winston Wants The Easter Back In Easter

    - The Rt Hon Winston Peters is reviving the issue of Easter Sunday trading when the Shop Trading Hours (Easter Trading Local Exemption) Bill is debated in Parliament this afternoon. See... Parliament To Revisit Easter Trading [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00147.htm


    PM Speech At Victoria University

    - Address at School of Government Second Anniversary Prize Giving Ceremony/Prime Minister Prizes. See... PM: Victoria University School of Govt Speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00149.htm


    PM Speech To Telecom School Connection

    - Thank you for the invitation to speak to you all today through this Telecom School Connection. Thank you Theresa Gattung and Ben Lummis for hosting this event. And greetings to everyone tuned in to today’s broadcast - the many students, teachers ... See... PM: Speech At Telecom School Connection Event [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00148.htm

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