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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Foundation Raises Major Concerns Over Draconian Citizenship Bill
Auckland Uni Students Vote Zaoui AUSA Algerian Spokesperson
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Investigation Begins Into Israel’s Claim UN Vehicle Carried Rocket
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Stateside: Veep Vs Would Be Veep
William Rivers Pitt: An Avalanche Of Lies
Satire: The White House Discusses The Debates So Far

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Iranian Views On ME Geo-Politics Addressed In Wellington
Hard News & More Is There!
Leo Koziol On The State Of The World
Martin LeFevre: What Future Multilateralism?
W. David Jenkins: A Vote For The Future
Guest Opinion: Defining Good And Evil

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Stoush Brewing Over Lake Taupo Airspace
Nats Claim Credit For Agent Orange Inquiry
Double Standards For White Collar Crims Concern MPs
Don Brash Attacks Big Spending Labour Party
Winston Wants Operations For Patients In BOP
Patricia Courtney To Be A Judge In High Court
Green MP Accuses MOH Of Misleading On Dioxin
Gateway Programme Extended
Anderton Christens The Coalition Of The Short Sighted
Compo Bill For Prison Abuse Mounts Up
Peter Dunne Welcomes New Commuter Trains
And The Money Keeps Rolling Out

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - 7 October 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 October 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 5 October [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00080.htm

LEAD STORY:
Foundation Raises Major Concerns Over Draconian Citizenship Bill

- We have concerns with respect to powers conferred on the Minister, the Police, and specific agencies, and the use of classified information (paras 23-31 and 31-33). Legislative drafting should ensure that a particular provision is tailored to its purpose and is not overly broad. See… Human Rights F Submission Citizenship Bill [1] ALSO: Human Rights Foundation - Human Rights Violation Likely If Bill Becomes Law [2] - Caritas - Citizenship Bill Will Create Greater Child Poverty [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00072.htm


Auckland Uni Students Vote Zaoui AUSA Algerian Spokesperson

- Students’ voted at a special general meeting of the Auckland University Students’ Association to declare Ahmed Zaoui the honorary Algerian spokesperson of the Students’ Association. See… Meeting Declared Zaoui spokesperson of students [1] ALSO: Zaoui Book: I Almost Forgot About The Moon (on sale via Scoop)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00075.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Inadequate Inquiry Into Piper Chieftain Crash [1]
  • Anarchist Gathering [2]
  • Air NZ avoids talks with striking workers [3]
  • Pacific Support Needed For Foreshore Protest [4]
  • Goodbye Pork Pie this Sunday - All proceeds to ABA [5]
  • Green bouquets for new drug education programme [6]
  • DOW – Sort Deadly Legacy Now [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00077.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00070.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00069.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00067.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00103.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00068.htm


    Investigation Begins Into Israel’s Claim UN Vehicle Carried Rocket

    - A United Nations team has arrived in Jerusalem to look into allegations by Israel that a UN ambulance driver was filmed loading a Kassam rocket into his vehicle, a UN spokesman said today. See... Israel Says UN Vehicle Was Used To Carry Rocket [1] ALSO: Gaza: US Veto Blocks UN Action On Israel Invasion [2] - Gaza - A Truly Disturbing Situation [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00073.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00057.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Powell IV With Claudia Bomtempo - Brazil TV Globo [1]
  • UN Working On New Tools To Foster Rule Of Law [2]
  • UN Peacekeepers Face Armed Groups In Haiti [3]
  • Dick Armitage Interview by Ian Pannell of BBC [4]
  • UN Food Relief Agency Helps 1.3 Million Sudanese [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00097.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00096.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00094.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00093.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00092.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Stateside: Veep Vs Would Be Veep

    - You only had to look at who was moderating last night's vice presidential debates to see how rankism works in the United States. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Veep, Veep [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00081.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: An Avalanche Of Lies

    - Clearly, Dick Cheney is no George W. Bush. On Tuesday night in Ohio, Cheney showed the American people who is really running things at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He was controlled, calm, every inch the CEO in charge. See... William Rivers Pitt: Cheney's Avalanche of Lies [1] MORE VEEP DEBATE COMMENT: - Alan Roland - Growl & Scowl Vs Youth & Truth [2] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Phantom of the Opera [3] - Mary Pitt - Lassie And The Gator [4] - Hartmann: Who Was Right About the Global Test? [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00077.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00074.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00071.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00060.htm


    Satire: The White House Discusses The Debates So Far

    - PRESIDENT BUSH: Dammit, Turdblossom, I told you these debates were wrong. Why do I have to answer to some liberal homosexual Senator. Why does Dick have to sit with that wimp ambulance chaser. It sends a mixed message. It tells people we have a system whereby God’s leaders are subject to questioning. See... 'Who Would Jesus Debate?' - White House Transcript [1] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00046.htm
    Rialto Movie Of The Week
    Maurice Gee's In My Father's Den

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Iranian Views On ME Geo-Politics Addressed In Wellington

    - Control of the world’s energy supplies, not peace and democracy, was the reason for the presence of foreign military in the Persian Gulf, according to a senior researcher for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. See... Iranian Says Oil Brings The West To Persian Gulf [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00069.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Noelle McCarthy did a couple of great interviews on Tuesday's Wire on 95bFM on the matter of the Restaurant Association's plan to introduce drug-testing for hospitality industry workers. First up was Alistair Duncan of the Union of Food Handlers, who ... See... Public Address 07/10/04 - Hospo Gossip [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00082.htm


    Leo Koziol On The State Of The World

    - We're now 28 days out from the U.S. Presidential Election, and I think its time for a bit of an update on the way the world is. See... Naked in Nuhaka: 28 Days Later [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00080.htm


    Martin LeFevre: What Future Multilateralism?

    - Can the United Nations be salvaged and radically reformed into the genuine institution of global governance that the global society so urgently needs? See... Meditations (Politics): Beyond the US/UN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00079.htm


    W. David Jenkins: A Vote For The Future

    - A little more than three years ago, my life changed. Although I had missed the initial report, my eyes were on the television when that second plane came into view, made a sudden turn and convinced me of what I had been thinking all along. See... W. David Jenkins: A Vote Against Fear [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00073.htm


    Guest Opinion: Defining Good And Evil

    - John W Howard, George W Bush and Tony Blair are the arbiters of ''Good'' and ''Evil'' in the new world created by them, with their powerful weaponry. See... James Redknapp: Good and Evil Made Crystal Clear [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00072.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00091.htm
    Anderton Toasts Marlborough Wine

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Stoush Brewing Over Lake Taupo Airspace

    - National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is calling on the Government to show some leadership over the Ngati Tuwharetoa plan to charge for 'air space' over Lake Taupo. See... Government lacks leadership on new Taupo claim [1] MORE: - Don Brash - Don Brash alarmed at Maori fee plan for ‘free air’ [2] - Govt. - Brash should ask his caucus about deed [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00113.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00117.htm


    Nats Claim Credit For Agent Orange Inquiry

    - Contrary to what George Hawkins says, everyone knows it was Judith Collins who instigated the latest Agent Orange inquiry and took it to the parliamentary health select committee, says National's Veteran's Affairs spokesman, John Carter. See... National MP instigated Agent Orange inquiry [1] MORE: - NZ First - Not Even An Apology? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00105.htm


    Double Standards For White Collar Crims Concern MPs

    - Green MP Sue Bradford said today that New Zealand's justice system needs to take a long, hard look at itself in the wake of Serious Fraud Office director David Bradshaw's report that white-collar criminals are treated far more leniently compared with lower income criminals. See... Inequalities endemic through all levels of justice [1] MORE: - National - Brash attacks proceeds-of-crime law [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00122.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00118.htm


    Don Brash Attacks Big Spending Labour Party

    - National Party leader Don Brash has launched a stinging attack on the culture of big government fostered by the Labour-led Government. See... Don Brash asks: what did NZ get for the $34b? [1] and Brash Speech: What did NZ get for the $34b? [2] . See also... Don Brash Writes: No. 41 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00102.htm


    Winston Wants Operations For Patients In BOP

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters is urging the Health Minister to address the ever-growing hospital waiting times in the Bay of Plenty region by concentrating on patients and not bureaucrats. See... Health Minister Needs To Get Real [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00126.htm


    Patricia Courtney To Be A Judge In High Court

    - Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Patricia Courtney as a Judge of the High Court. See... Patricia Courtney appointed to the High Court [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00125.htm


    Green MP Accuses MOH Of Misleading On Dioxin

    - Green MP, Sue Kedgley is concerned that the Ministry of Health is continuing the 30-year campaign to downplay and minimise the health risks of dioxin, following misleading and uncorrected comments attributed to its leading advisor on dioxin and wrong information on its 0800 advice line. See... Ministry of Spin downplays dioxin danger [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00124.htm


    Gateway Programme Extended

    - The government’s Gateway programme to help students move into the workforce or further education is being extended to 55 more secondary schools next year, Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Gateway opens more opportunities for students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00120.htm


    Anderton Christens The Coalition Of The Short Sighted

    - National and Greens work together in a coalition of the short sighted to demolish security in retirement. See... Nats & Greens Work On Short Sighted Coalition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00116.htm


    Compo Bill For Prison Abuse Mounts Up

    - United Future law & order spokesman Marc Alexander revealed today that the taxpayer is facing a potential bill of close to $44 million in settling compensation claims from criminals alleging mistreatment in jail. See... Crims’ compo bill heads for the stratosphere [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00115.htm


    Peter Dunne Welcomes New Commuter Trains

    - Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, has welcomed the co-operation among Wellington MP’s leading to the announcement of more than $10 million from the government for refurbishing rolling stock on the Wairarapa train service. See... Dunne: rail co-operation just the start [1] MORE: - Govt. - $23 million more for Wellington trains [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00114.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00112.htm


    And The Money Keeps Rolling Out

    - Defence Minister Mark Burton is today officially accepting the New Zealand Army’s fleet of new Pinzgauer Light Operational Vehicles (LOVs). See... Defence acquisitions keep rolling on [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00111.htm

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