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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Civil Union Bill Passes Second Reading 65-55
Commerce Commission Recommends Gas Transmission Regulation
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
James Petras: Covering Up US War Crimes In Iraq
Today Is International AIDS Day
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
American Coup II: Kerry Attorneys Join Legal Action In Ohio Recount

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Meditations: Awareness is Immortal
Mary Pitt: When George Went To Canada
Angie Pratt: Abortion And The Responsibility Of Fathers
Good Returns Reviews Wink and Grow Rich
Manuel Valenzeula: Catalyst for Perpetual War
Dan Spillane: Home Of The Broke
Michel Chossudovsky: The IMF And Ukraine's Democratic Crisis
Sam Smith On The Signs Of The Times

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Warn Of Big Projects In Wake Of RMA Bill
Progressive Proxy Mix-up Nearly Brings Down The Govt.
Don Brash Writes & Talks About Superannuation
Big Powerful Microscopes Unveiled By Minister
Mallard Announces Extension To Transition For Early Childhood Regs
Palmerston North Firm Wins Employer Of The Year
Greens Call For A Fair Deal For Home-Care Workers
Murupara Community's Anti-Drugs Campaign Gets $$$
Marine Rescuers Need More Funding – Brent Catchpole
Website For DYI Builders Launched
Alexander Asserts Corrections In Chaos
Brownlee Concerned At Wandering In Christchurch River Bank Gardens
Chris Carter Says Govt. Committed To Helping Migrants And Refugees
Greens Support Call For DOW Compensation Fund

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Raising The Banned West Papua Flag In West Papua

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions & answers see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 2 December '04 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 1 December '04 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 30 November [3]


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LEAD STORY:
Civil Union Bill Passes Second Reading 65-55

- The controversial Civil Union Bill passed its second reading by a comfortable margin this afternoon. See... NEWSFLASH: Civil Union Bill Proceeds [1] MORE: - Greens - Nandor Tanczos's Civil Union Bill Speech [2] - Govt. - Benson Pope: Civil Union Bill Speech [3] EARLIER: - Over The Rainbow - Gay and lesbian group organise celebration [4] - Margaret Mayman - Civil Union Prevaricators Misunderstand Morality [5] - Democrats - Democrats: referendum needed on Civil Union Bill [6] - Campaign for Civil Unions - Research demolishes myths about Civil Union subs [7] For Much More see... Full Coverage: Civil Unions Bill Back In Parlt. (2) [8] & Full Coverage: Civil Unions Bill Back In Parlt. [9]


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Commerce Commission Recommends Gas Transmission Regulation

- Energy Minister, Pete Hodgson, today released the Commerce Commission’s final report on the control of gas pipeline goods and services for comment. See... Commerce Commission gas pipeline report released [1] and Commission recommends control of Powerco & Vector [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00027.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Prosecute Liquor Sales to Minors Says ALAC [1]
  • Next phase of Social Workers in Schools roll out [2]
  • Images: Anti-GE Chickens invade KFC [3]
  • Cape Kidnappers decision welcomed [4]
  • Banned West Papua Flag Raised In New Zealand [5]
  • Update From Kevin Roberts Website [6]
  • Logging Truck Driver Named 2004 Highway Hero [7]
  • Fraud a serious issue for NZ Extreme Skydiving Postie Launches Series of Stamps [8]
  • POAL & waterfront employees reach agreement [9]

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    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00036.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00023.htm


    James Petras: Covering Up US War Crimes In Iraq

    - [1] I am reading William Shirer's Berlin Diary , a journalist's account of Nazi political propaganda during the 1930s, as I watch the US “news” reports of the violent assault on Fallujah. See... James Petras: Covering Up US War Crimes In Iraq [2] MORE ON THE FALLUJAH AFTERMATH: - William Kulin: The American Way of War [3] - OAS Petition Filed Against US For Fallujah Attacks [4] - Scoop Link: Rumsfeld Sued for Alleged War Crimes [5] - US Lawyers Sue Rumsfeld In Karlsruhe Germany [6] - Fintan Dunne: Fallujah's 9/11 - US Used WMDs [7] - Scoop Link: Daily Mirror - Fallujah Napalmed [8]


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    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00003.htm


    Today Is International AIDS Day

    - Today, on World AIDS Day, our thoughts turn to the millions of people across the globe who are living with HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on the tragic toll this disease continues to take - 8,000 die every single day. See... Powell: AIDS Poses Challenge to Global Community [1] MORE: - Kamala Sarup - HIV/AIDS affects Peace [2] - State Dept - U.S. AIDS Coordinator: AIDS and the Way Forward [3] - State Dept. -Op-ed by Amb. Tobias & UNAIDS Director Peter Piotl [4] - PHRI - World AIDS Day- 1 December [5]


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    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00020.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Status of Implementation of Chem. Weap. Convention [1]
  • Burma: U.S. Attendance at ASEAN Meetings [2]
  • Powell Returns to Haiti Today to Witness Damage [3]
  • Taken Question: UN Peacekeepers in Haiti [4]
  • U.S. Policy Regarding Human Rights Bodies [5]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 30 [6]
  • UNESCO Welcomes Release Of Jailed Cuban Journalist [7]
  • Equatorial Guinea Alleged Coup Plotter Trial Flawed [8]
  • Sudan: No peace without justice [9]
  • OECD Gives Australia Upbeat Report [10]
  • No More Excuses: The Pacific Is Viable [11]

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    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00021.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II:
    American Coup II: Kerry Attorneys Join Legal Action In Ohio Recount

    - Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National Voting Rights Institute, who are seeking a recount of all votes cast for president in the Ohio 2004 general election. See... Cobb Campaign Welcomes Kerry Recount Intervention [1] and Cobb Seeks Federal Intervention In Recount [2] MORE: - Thom Hartmann: How To Take Back A Stolen Election [3] - Will The Democrats Now Stand And Fight In Ohio? [4] - Tulsa World on OK Vote Totals: We Have No Idea [5] - US Government Exports Election Fraud To Belgium [6] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [7]


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    [7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00024.htm
    West Papua Flag Flies In New Zealand

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Last night's Close-Up at 7 special on 1984's Aotea Square riot might well have been a wee bit of a promo for Dave Dobbyn's forthcoming national tour with Brooke Fraser, and its previously unseen footage didn't amount to much... See... Public Address 02/11/04 - It's A Riot [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00031.htm


    Meditations: Awareness is Immortal

    - Recently during lunch with a friend from India, he casually mentioned the concept of 'samadhi.' Though raised Catholic in a predominantly Hindu country, he nonchalantly said, ''I go into samadhi…'' See... Martin LeFevre: Awareness is Immortal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00027.htm


    Mary Pitt: When George Went To Canada

    - Hot on the heels of his triumphal tour of South America, where he managed to offend people everywhere he went, Cousin Bubba decided to drop in on his more sedate relatives in Canada. See... Mary Pitt: Cousin Bubba Visits The Canucks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00019.htm


    Angie Pratt: Abortion And The Responsibility Of Fathers

    - There are no virgin births. It takes two to tango. Every child has a biological mother and a biological father. See... Angie Pratt: There Are No Virgin Births [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00021.htm


    Good Returns Reviews Wink and Grow Rich

    - An enchanting tale that claims to hold the key to your wealth. It is a story about a young boy growing up in a life of poverty, who is sent on his daily ritual to get water from the “well of wealth”. See... Book Review: Wink and Grow Rich By Roger Hamilton [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00025.htm


    Manuel Valenzeula: Catalyst for Perpetual War

    What remains today of the entity once known as the United States can be seen by escaping the still-omnipresent hypnotic fog that spans the land of the free and the home of the brave, from coast to coast, spawned by the smoldering inferno and avalanching ... See... Manuel Valenzuela: Inside the Clouds of 9/11 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00026.htm


    Dan Spillane: Home Of The Broke

    - Years from now, historians will struggle to explain how so many trusted US institutions fell so quickly with the dawn of the 21st century, and the election of Mr. Bush. See... Land Of The "Free-Money"- Home Of The Broke [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00029.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky: The IMF And Ukraine's Democratic Crisis

    - Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko in the Ukrainian presidential elections is firmly backed by the Washington Consensus. See... IMF Sponsored 'Democracy' in The Ukraine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00028.htm


    Sam Smith On The Signs Of The Times

    - As we move towards - and even surpass - the fictional bad dreams of Huxley and Orwell, it is helpful to remember that these nightmares were actually the curse of the elites, and not of those who lived in the quaint primitive manner of humans rather than joining ... See... Sam Smith: The Homeland, Bad Times & Bothering [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00023.htm



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    Support Growing For Large Zaoui Public Rally

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    Greens Warn Of Big Projects In Wake Of RMA Bill

    - Giant transmission lines, motorways, large dams and coal-burning power stations are likely to be fast-tracked if the RMA Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament today is passed, the Green Party warns. See... Local rights trampled in "Think Big" Bill [1] MORE: - Govt. - Package of improvements to RMA introduced [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00059.htm


    Progressive Proxy Mix-up Nearly Brings Down The Govt.

    -Last night's near-disastrous tied vote on a tax bill because of a "complete shambles" by the Progressives clearly demonstrated yet again the United Future offers the only real choice for stable government, its leader, Peter Dunne, said today. See... AWOL Progressives show only UF can be relied on [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00063.htm


    Don Brash Writes & Talks About Superannuation

    - Two days ago, I repeated earlier assurances that, under a National Government, all those currently receiving New Zealand Super will continue to receive it on the same basis as currently - 65% of the average wage for a married couple, at age 65, without ... See... Don Brash Writes: No. 45, 1 December 2004 [1] and Don Brash Writes Special Edition: Superannuation [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00061.htm


    Big Powerful Microscopes Unveiled By Minister

    - Two state-of-the-art electron microscopes were officially opened for use at Victoria University today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Atoms revealed by million dollar microscopes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00058.htm


    Mallard Announces Extension To Transition For Early Childhood Regs

    - Early childhood education centres having problems meeting regulations will be able to have their provisional licences extended to 12 months in exceptional circumstances, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Change to provisional licence system [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00068.htm


    Palmerston North Firm Wins Employer Of The Year

    - State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced that Enable New Zealand Palmerston North is the winner of the 2004 Mainstream Employer of the Year Award. See... Enable NZ wins 2004 mainstream employer award [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00067.htm


    Greens Call For A Fair Deal For Home-Care Workers

    - The Green Party says elderly being looked after in their own homes will become increasingly vulnerable if the Government doesn't step in and look after those caring for them. See... Give home-care workers a fair deal - Greens [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00065.htm


    Murupara Community's Anti-Drugs Campaign Gets $$$

    - The government has agreed to contribute toward the Murupara community's anti-drugs education campaign, Jim Anderton said in Murupara today. See... Funding for Murupara anti-drugs campaign [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00064.htm


    Marine Rescuers Need More Funding – Brent Catchpole

    - New Zealand First MP Brent Catchpole is again calling for increased funding of marine search and rescue. See... More Support For Search And Rescue Needed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00057.htm


    Website For DYI Builders Launched

    - Building Issues Minister Margaret Wilson will today launch a website offering independent information and building advice to homeowners and do-it-yourself builders. See... Consumers' building website launched [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00056.htm


    Alexander Asserts Corrections In Chaos

    - Corrections Minister Paul Swain has masses to do with a department born of an era of comparatively low crime that is now ''under-resourced, under-managed and disconnected from all other branches of the criminal justice system'', United Future's Marc Alexander says. See... Alexander: Corrections In Chaos [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00055.htm


    Brownlee Concerned At Wandering In Christchurch River Bank Gardens

    - Ilam MP, Gerry Brownlee, says urban property owners who have waterways on their properties could soon have members of the public wandering onto their land. See... Land access concerns for city dwellers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00052.htm

    Chris Carter Says Govt. Committed To Helping Migrants And Refugees

    - Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter today reiterated the government’s commitment to helping migrants and refugees settle in New Zealand. See... Strategy helping settlement in New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00051.htm

    Greens Support Call For DOW Compensation Fund

    - The Greens are strongly supporting a call for the Dow Chemical Company to set up a national fund to compensate workers, individuals and families poisoned by 245T and 24 D. See... Poisoned workers need compensation fund [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00069.htm

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