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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: PM Backs Decision To Revoke Saddam Official’s Visa
Paul Buchanan Discusses NZ's Defence Needs
Scholastic Expectations Not Matched By Savings -
Stony Broke Students Get Greens Support
Dangers Of Mining Re-inforced By Memorial Service -
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Oz Deports And Illegally Detains 30+ Of Own Citizens
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Images: Civil Unions Launched With Rainbow Parade
Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes East
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
If Synlait Is The Apex – Where Is Dairy Going?
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
SFO Assigned Criminal Asset Seizure Responsibility
Greens Back Presbyterian Sexual Abuse Complainants
Carter Unimpressed With Rehashed Defence Spendup
National Says May Day No Gay Day For Business
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LEAD STORY:
PM Backs Decision To Revoke Saddam Official’s Visa

The Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Iraqi man who has had his visitor’s visa revoked has not broken any laws but that the Immigration Minister and Labour Department’s decision to revoke his visa was correct. See... PM Backs Decision To Revoke Saddam Official’s Visa [1] MORE:

  • Govt -
  • Former Iraqi diplomat's visitor's permit revoked [2]
  • NZ First - Iraqi Case Another Shocking Security Lapse [3]
  • EARLIER:
  • Scoop - A Week Of It: Saddam, Doone & Lynton Crosby [4]
  • NZ First - Saddam Hussein Minister Hiding In NZ? [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00304.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00572.htm


    Paul Buchanan Discusses NZ's Defence Needs

    - It is absurd to compare a small country like New Zealand with behemoths like the US and UK, or even Australia (a country-continent with neo-imperial ambitions). That is like comparing pumpkins and cherries. The more apt comparison should be with other small democracies, such as Portugal, Uruguay, Norway, Denmark and Costa Rica. See... Paul Buchanan: On the Issue of NZ's Defence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00305.htm


    Scholastic Expectations Not Matched By Savings -

    Three out of four parents want their children to have as good or better an education than they had - but only half are saving for it. See... New School Term Begins And Parents Not Saving [1] More:

  • United Future - Survey backs UF policy on tertiary savings scheme [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00015.htm


    Stony Broke Students Get Greens Support

    - The fact that far fewer students are getting allowances is a damning indictment on the Government's tertiary education policy, the Green Party says. See... Govt Cannot Dodge Plummeting Student Allowance [1] MORE:

  • Link - Public Address: Keith Ng - Scoop! [2]
  • NZUSA - Labour must increase access to Student Allowances [3]
  • NZ Govt. - Strong economy leads to fewer tertiary enrolments [4]
  • National - Labour charade on student allowances exposed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,2072.sm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00006.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00019.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00025.htm


    Dangers Of Mining Re-inforced By Memorial Service -

    The service, at the Spring Creek mine, will see miners unveil a plaque in memory of four men who died in industrial accidents. See... Miners gather to remember fallen comrades [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00001.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Unions Issue May Day Challenge to Bosses [1]
  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #90 [2]
  • Free Schapelle From Death Or Life Imprisonment [3]
  • Ready to vote at this year’s General Election? [4]
  • Fonterra Delivers Message At Innovation Festival [5]
  • Australians Visiting Te Puia in Record Numbers [6]
  • Optometrists’ Contact Lens Monopoly Challenged [7]
  • Professional property investor remain confident [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00009.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00005.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00015.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00013.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00005.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00001.htm


    Oz Deports And Illegally Detains 30+ Of Own Citizens

    - "The admission by Acting Immigration Minister Peter McGauran that Australian citizens and residents have been snatched and grabbed and deported away from Australia confirms serious concerns refugee advocates have held and tried to make public for a considerable time," WA Refugee lobby group Project SafeCom said today. See... Curtail DIMIA powers after deportations [1] MORE FROM SAFECOM:

  • Not just "a few" but 33 unlawfully detained [2]
  • Refugee Treatment & Vietnam War Commemorations [3]
  • Include detention deaths in Cornelia Rau Inquiry [4]
  • Immigration Dept. deports using false travel docs. [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00033.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00031.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00030.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Medical Treatment Conditional upon Collaboration [1] & Palestinian Detainee Denied Right to Healthcare [2]
  • Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews Protest Israel [3]
  • Millions of Workers Plan May Day Celebrations [4]
  • Study Finds Decline In Global Press Freedom [5]
  • Polio Outbreak In Yemen Grows To 22 Cases [6]
  • HR Advocate To Lead UN Monitoring Group In Nepal [7]
  • Annan Appeals For End To Violence In Iraq [8]
  • Liberia Peacekeeper Sexual Exploitation Probe [9]
  • UN & Cambodia Agreement On Khmer Rouge Trials [10]
  • Fox News On Venezuela - Quasi-Official Propaganda? [11]
  • Condoleezza Rice With Americas Leaders In Chile [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00040.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00041.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00038.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00037.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00027.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00026.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00024.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00020.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00018.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00015.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00013.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Images: Civil Unions Launched With Rainbow Parade

    - The parade for the first Public Civil Union celebrated outside the Wellington Town Hall, across Civic Square and the City-to-Sea Bridge, and around the lagoon at around 4.30pm yesterday, May Day. Images submitted by Dylan Packman. See... Scoop Images: Civil Unionists Celebrate May Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00019.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes East

    - When I told friends that I was going to Boise, Idaho, the response I got was illuminating. "They're all survivalists up there." "White supremacist country. Beware." Coupled with my inkling that Boise (pronounced boys-ee) is the States' fun-time equivalent of Eketahuna, I didn't expect much as I set off on my trip last week. See... Stateside Images: Boise, Idaho [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00018.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - Molesworth & Featherston comes to you delayed this week by the shortened ANZAC week, though it was a quiet week. The Reserve Bank held interest rates. We investigated how seriously to take reports of falling business confidence and list our top near-term concerns about our economy. We worry things aren’t going so well in the ANZAC relationship and we update media tattle. See... Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 29/4/05 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00010.htm


    If Synlait Is The Apex – Where Is Dairy Going?

    - Last week, Alex Sundakov argued that the arrival of Synlait – an ambitious new Canterbury dairy company – “closes the debate” on the 2001 reforms and “completes the evolution of the dairy sector”. If Synlait’s birth is the industry’s apex, it has some serious problems. See... Tony Baldwin: NZ Dairy - Sylait The Saviour? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00008.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • William Rivers Pitt - Crawling King Snake Returns [1]
  • Bob Fitrakis - The New Mack Daddys: Pimpin’ The Poor [2]
  • John Chuckman - Cartoons: Blair [3]
  • Fiona Rae & Keith Ng - Public Address 02/05/05 - Mysteries [4]
  • narconews - Ecuador, Mexico to the OAS [5]
  • John Roughan - John Roughan: Brush with Death! [6]
  • Doug Giebel - Saving Jane Fonda: America Held Hostile [7]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Bill Berkowitz: Schlussel Carves Up Marla Ruzicka [8]
  • narconews - Mexican AG Resigns as Fox Backs Down [9]
  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: Star-Struck And Proud Of It [10]
  • William Fisher - William Fisher: Your Tax Dollars At Work [11]
  • narconews - Colombia Proxy For Attack on Venezuela? [12]
  • David Swanson - David Swanson: U.S. Out of Iraq Forum [13]
  • Kamala Sarup - Armed Conflict Takes Several Forms On Women [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00017.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00016.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00011.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00009.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00007.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00006.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00005.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00004.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00003.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00002.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00001.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00012.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    SFO Assigned Criminal Asset Seizure Responsibility

    - The Serious Fraud Office will handle asset recovery work under new Proceeds of Crime legislation to be introduced by the government, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... SFO to handle criminal asset seizures [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00020.htm


    Greens Back Presbyterian Sexual Abuse Complainants

    - It is appalling that Presbyterian Support Services should be re-victimising sexual abuse victims by refusing to talk with them if they have tried to fight for recognition of their claims, Green Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford says. See... Presbyterian Group Should Not Ignore Claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00012.htm


    Carter Unimpressed With Rehashed Defence Spendup

    - National’s Defence spokesman, John Carter, says Labour’s reported $3 billion spend-up on defence is just a re-hash of what they have previously announced. See... Labour’s defence spend a con job [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00011.htm


    National Says May Day No Gay Day For Business

    - National Party Industrial Relations spokesman Wayne Mapp says the Labour Government has nothing to celebrate this May Day. See... Not so much a Mayday from business but an SOS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00008.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • ACT - Helen Clark must release Doonegate tapes [1]
  • ACT - King's School Dental Health Stuff Up [2]
  • National Party - National backs small business [3]
  • National Party - Labour takes an extra $50 billion in tax [4]
  • National Party - Tamihere refuses to retract Investigate statements [5]
  • National Party - Michael Cullen Not AWOL, but Missing In Action [6]
  • National Party - Unbelievable blowout in Aussie based liable parents [7]
  • Progressives - Progressives meet to endorse Auck Central etc [8]
  • NZ Govt. - Seismic survey of East Coast completed [9]
  • NZ Govt. - Benson-Pope: Speech to Landscape Architects [10]
  • NZ Govt. - PM and King to announce cataract initiative [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00001.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00023.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00024.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00022.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00007.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00006.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00005.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00017.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00003.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00013.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00021.htm

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