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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Media Asked To Respect Ahmed Zaoui's Privacy
Civil Union Bill Passes Final Hurdle
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Did Spooks Breach Australian Defence Intelligence?
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
More Reaction To The Passage Of Civil Union Bill
American Coup II: William Rivers Pitt At The Conyers Vote Irregularities Hearings
American Coup II: Daniel Hopsicker Finds The Ukraine Florida Vote Fraud Nexis

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
Suzan Mazur: US Intelligence Needs Dismantling Not Reorganisation
Leo Koziol: Are We Happy Yet?
The Talibanisation Of The Red States
Kamala Sarup: HIV/AIDS on Security
Kidd Millennium Cartoon
Sheila Samples: ''Mr President'' De La Mancha
Is Fallujah To Now Become A Concentration Camp?
Images Of The Dead Of Fallujah Circulate In Iraq
Mary Pitt On Drug Cheating
Which Of These Is Most Like The Other One?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Smokefree Bar Law Comes Into Force Today
Political Columns: Matt Robson-On-Politics
Don Brash Talks Tax – Others Talk Flip Flops
Manukau Shows The Way On Child Poverty - Maharey
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
ANZ Job Report A Nice Present For The Coalition - Robson
PM Opens Southern Hemisphere's Biggest Wind Farm
Censorship Decisions Going Back To 1916 Now Available
Air NZ's Decision On Disabled Passengers Welcomed
Scoop Was In The House

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00111.htm
Peace And Rest On Agenda For Zaoui.

Report: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00106.htm
Supreme Court Releases Ahmed Zaoui On Bail

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Media Asked To Respect Ahmed Zaoui's Privacy

- Media were presented with a tired and emotional man this morning as Algerian MP, lecturer, and refugee Ahmed Zaoui contemplated the reality of being free on bail in New Zealand. See... Peace And Rest On Agenda For Zaoui [1] MORE: - Supreme Court - Zaoui V The AG SC CIV 13/2004 – Bail Decision [2] - Scoop's Kevin List - National & Act Talk Security Concerns/ Ahmed Zaoui [3] - Russell Brown - Hard News 10/12/04 - The Liberal Lollyscramble [4] REACTION: - ACT - Criticism over Zaoui case directed at PM [5] & National security risk or not? [6] - Matt Robson - Winston Peters free to live in Zimbabwe or Burma [7] - Greens - Locke defends Supreme Court decision [8] - NZ First - PM Should Spend Holidays Sorting Out Zaoui Mess [9] - Alliance - Decision a Hint of Polish on Tarnished Reputation [10] - FreeZaoui.org.nz - FreeZaoui.org.nz Welcomes Supreme Court Decision [11] - HB Friends Of Israel - Zaoui Case Friends Of Israel Govt Must Drop Appeal [12] - Amnesty - Zaoui Decision: Security Based On Human Rights [13] - AUSA - Bail for Algerian Affairs Spokesperson [14] FULL COVERAGE:Scoop's Ahmed Zaoui Special Feature... [15]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00133.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00122.htm
[4] - http://publicaddress.net/default,1739.sm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00279.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00241.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00272.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00264.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00262.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00126.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00121.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00120.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00117.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00116.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=nauru


Civil Union Bill Passes Final Hurdle

- The Civil Union Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament 65 votes to 55. It will now be sent to the Governor General for her royal assent and then become law. See... NEWSFLASH: Civil Union Bill Passes 65-55 [1] POLITICAL REACTION: - Larry Baldock - Bill seeks to define marriage for man and woman [2] - David Benson-Pope - Passing of Civil Union Bill shows growing maturity [3] & David Benson-Pope 3rd Reading Spch - Civil Unions [4] - Brian Donnelly - Hate Images Of Destiny Church Determined Vote [5] - Chris Carter - Carter: 3rd Reading Speech – Civil Union Bill [6] - Greens - A gay and happy day [7] For full coverage see... STORY OF THE WEEK [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00261.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00258.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00256.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00250.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00243.htm
[8] - #sow


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • TV3 Announces 7pm Current Affairs Show [1]
  • Frontseat, this Sunday on TV One... [2]
  • Dunedin man wins 2005 NZer of the Year award [3]
  • Protesters dig coal company's lawn [4]
  • Big Improvement in NZLC's Results for 2003/2004 [5]
  • Radioworks Launches Nationwide News Station [6]
  • 37 new police for Auckland districts [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0412/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0412/S00062.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0412/S00061.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00136.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00123.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00163.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00252.htm


    Did Spooks Breach Australian Defence Intelligence?

    - The Inspector General of Security and Intelligence is investigating reports that access to the Australia defence intelligence database had been deliberately turned off and that it wasn’t as a result of an instruction from the Director of the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) Frank Lewincamp. See... Australia Inspector General Intelligence Inquiry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00145.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Leaders & Experts Unite To "Audit The Vote" [1]
  • Australian To Head New Pacific Fisheries Com. [2]
  • Halliburton's Iraq Contracts Now Worth over $10 Bn [3]
  • Robert Byrd: Politics Surround Intelligence Reform [4]
  • Promoting human rights in Asia and the Pacific [5]
  • COHA: Haiti’s Ship Sails on Without a Captain [6]
  • Call For Funds To Prevent Cut In Refugee Rations [7]
  • Palestine: Action Needed for Jailed Non-Violent Resister [8]
  • Pakistan: Death penalty for juveniles reintroduced [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00151.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00149.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00142.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00141.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00140.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00144.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00143.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00105.htm
    Pro & Anti Civil Union Demonstrators At Parliament Thursday

    More Reaction To The Passage Of Civil Union Bill

    - Gay Eaters for Jesus began their celebrations of the passing of the Civil Union Bill into law today with the launch of a moderate and balanced diet. See... Exercise and Diets on the Homosexual Agenda. [1] MORE: - Campaign Against Civil Unions - Civil Union Vote [2] - Defend the Legacy - Defend The Legacy – We’re Marching In March! [3] - Maxim - Maxim Institute: Real issues -this week: No. 140 [4] - Christian Heritage - New Marriage Legislation Needed [5] - Alliance - Alliance Celebrates Human Rights Victory [6] For Much More see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (3) [7] , STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (2) [8] & STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (1) [9]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00132.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00127.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00125.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00124.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00126.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00089.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0412/S00063.htm

    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II:
    William Rivers Pitt At The Conyers Vote Irregularities Hearings

    - It looked for all the world like a real hearing. Along the far wall were arrayed Congressional Representatives from the Judiciary Committee. Before them at a long table sat witnesses and experts in front of microphones, prepared to give testimony ... See... William Rivers Pitt: From Selma to Ohio [1] MORE: - US Greens - Congressional Hearing on US Elections, [2] - William Rivers Pitt - Live Reports from Conyers Hearing on Ohio Vote [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00112.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00128.htm
    [3] - http://www.truthout.org/cblog.shtml


    American Coup II: Daniel Hopsicker Finds The Ukraine Florida Vote Fraud Nexis

    - A retired CIA agent, whose illegal and unfettered access to election rolls in Martin County Florida was a major source of legal contention after the 2000 Election, traveled to the Ukraine four years earlier to teach ''grass-roots politics'' to people there, ... See... Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 3) [1] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - The most extraordinary thing about yesterday's Ahmed Zaoui bail decision is surely the frank disdain expressed by the Supreme Court for the Crown's evidence - or lack thereof - that Zaoui would constitute a danger on the streets of Auckland... See... Public Address 10/12/04 - Now, Then, Everywhere [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00120.htm


    Suzan Mazur: US Intelligence Needs Dismantling Not Reorganisation

    - During three hours of conversation several weeks before 9/11 with a key Washington insider familiar with the national security establishment, I learned that one of the ''founding fathers'' of US National Security sexually molested his own children. See... Suzan Mazur: National Security & Incest [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00125.htm


    Leo Koziol: Are We Happy Yet?

    Today - unless you're a homophobe, a xenophobe, or a smelly smoker - New Zealanders have got quite a bit to be cheery about. See... Naked in Nuhaka: The Pursuit Of Happiness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00119.htm


    The Talibanisation Of The Red States

    - Now that the smoke has begun to dissipate from the bomb dropped on America by Campaign ’04, we can start to get some perspective on exactly what happened. Many of us want to know just how John Kerry lost a race against absolutely the worst president in modern history – if not all time. See... W. David Jenkins: Seeds of the American Taliban [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00118.htm


    Kamala Sarup: HIV/AIDS on Security

    - The coming year is critical for the United Nations to make the necessary reforms to deal effectively with a new globalization of threats, from HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the General Assembly today. See... Kamala Sarup: HIV/AIDS on Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00117.htm


    Kidd Millennium Cartoon

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bin There, Done That [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00121.htm


    Sheila Samples: ''Mr President'' De La Mancha

    - "Sir, in regard to --" "Who're you talkin' to?" It was just a split second -- a collective intake of breath -- but reporters genuflecting before George Bush last April at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, got the message. See... Sheila Samples: ''Mr President'' De La Mancha [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00115.htm


    Is Fallujah To Now Become A Concentration Camp?

    - According to the International Organization on Migration, at least 210,600 Fallujans - more than 35,000 families - have been turned into refugees. See... William Kulin: Fallujah, an American Gulag [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00116.htm


    Images Of The Dead Of Fallujah Circulate In Iraq

    - Two weeks ago someone was allowed into Fallujah by the military to help bury bodies. They were allowed to take photographs of 75 bodies, in order to show pictures to relatives so that they might be identified before they were buried. See... Dahr Jamail: Dispatches From Iraq Dec 8, 9 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00113.htm


    Mary Pitt On Drug Cheating

    - Ho.....Hum. A goodly portion of the populace of these United States, as well as all the news readers on the telly are up in arms and totally consumed with the news that another over-grown, muscle-bound Gargantua of the ''sports world'' has admitted to ... See... Mary Pitt: Shut Up And Play Ball! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00114.htm


    Which Of These Is Most Like The Other One?

    - Did one of these men kill Martin Luther King Jr.? See... Is One Of These Martin Luther King Jr's Killer? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00123.htm



    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=motornet
    MOTORNET: Horses for courses - Subaru 3.0R Spec B

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    Smokefree Bar Law Comes Into Force Today

    Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor today welcomed the start of a new era for New Zealand. See... New smokefree era celebrated [1] MORE: - Peter Dunne - Dunne seeks freedom for Kiwi smokers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00265.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00245.htm


    Political Columns: Matt Robson-On-Politics

    - More for film industry jobs - Tackling student debt benefits the economy - A difference of opinion with some church leaders - The Supreme Court decision on Ahmed Zaoui - Brash, National keep on flip flopping See... robson-on-politics 10 December [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Fri, 10 Dec 2004 [2] - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words - 10 December 2004 [3] - Richard Worth - News Worthy - 10 December 2004 [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00276.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00263.htm


    Don Brash Talks Tax – Others Talk Flip Flops

    - Earlier this year, I indicated that an incoming National Government would give priority to tax relief for low and middle income working families, with gradual tax reductions for those earning higher incomes as fiscal circumstances permit. See... Getting Ahead With Lower Taxes [1] and speech… Getting Ahead With Lower Taxes [2] REACTION: - ACT Working Kiwis have earned tax cuts now [3] - Govt. - He’s done it again – flip flop flap [4] - Progressive - Nats should commit to promoting business and jobs [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00269.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00268.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00274.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00270.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00246.htm


    Manukau Shows The Way On Child Poverty - Maharey

    - Progress made in addressing child poverty in Manukau demonstrates the value of coordinated, community-based action, Social Development Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Community action to address child poverty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00278.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Fifteen committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business -3 to 10 December 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00273.htm


    ANZ Job Report A Nice Present For The Coalition - Robson

    - Today's ANZ November report on job advertisements in major newspapers, which are up a staggering 14.4 percent from a year ago, highlights yet again the importance to the economy of the government's investment in workers' skills, training and apprenticeship programmes, says Progressive MP Matt Robson. See... ANZ report good 5th birthday present for coalition [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00266.htm


    PM Opens Southern Hemisphere's Biggest Wind Farm

    - Thank you for inviting me to open Te Apiti, the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere. The government, as the owner of Meridian on behalf of the people of New Zealand, is proud to be associated with this very significant renewable energy project. See... PM Address at Opening of Te Apiti Wind Farm [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00260.htm


    Censorship Decisions Going Back To 1916 Now Available

    - Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins today launched The New Zealand Censorship Database, giving on-line access to details of censorship decisions made since 1916. See... Minister launches New Zealand Censorship Database [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00257.htm


    Air NZ's Decision On Disabled Passengers Welcomed

    - Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson today welcomed Air New Zealand’s decision to trial new lifting equipment for disabled people. See... Air New Zealand lifting decision welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00249.htm


    Scoop Was In The House

    – For Thursday's questions see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 December [1] . For Tuesday's Q&A see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 7 December '04 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00253.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00188.htm

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