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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Report: Two Former Saddam Hussein Officials In NZ?
Prime Minister's Press Conference Monday 2nd May 2005
PM Backs Decision To Revoke Saddam Official’s Visa
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Govt. Allocates $$$ To Boost Defence Personel
Scholastic Expectations Not Matched By Savings
SCOOP REPORTS:
Environmental Toxins Alter Sex Determining Chromosomes
Committee To Protect Journalists Identifies Most Murderous Countries
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News From Russell Brown Is Here!
Bush Administration Getting Away With Torture
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New Zealand Representative For VE Day
Good Ocular Health Prioritised By Government
Legal Eagles Should Look Out For New Evidence Bill
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LEAD STORY:

Scoop Report: Two Former Saddam Hussein Officials In NZ?

Angelina Jolie Also Has A UN Passport [1] Angelina Jolie Also Has A UN Passport Further research into the former Iraqi Cabinet Minister named in Parliament today by Winston Peters as having arrived in New Zealand a month ago on a UN passport has revealed that he may have visited New Zealand in 1984 as a guest of the Government. See... Former Iraqi Ag. Minister May Have Visited in 1984 [2] MORE:

  • Scoop - Two Former Saddam Hussein Officials In NZ? [3]
  • Scoop - Googling Amer Mahdi Saleh Khashaly [4]
  • Clerk - Questions Of The Day – No. 4
  • NZ First - NZ Border Security "In Tatters" [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00032.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00033.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00040.htm


    Prime Minister's Press Conference Monday 2nd May 2005

    - In This Edition - Burton Plays Increased Defence Spending Card - Academic Concurs With Minister - Doone Verification Defended By Prime Minister - "What this government is doing, in stark contrast to what the last National government did - and the sort of off the cuff 'ad-hocery' we saw from Don Brash last week - is put in place a well considered long-term sustainability response to a well considered cross departmental report," thundered Minister of Defence, Mark Burton as he outlined a $4.6 billion 10-year package. See... PM's Presser: Defence & Defending On Doone [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00023.htm


    PM Backs Decision To Revoke Saddam Official’s Visa

    - The Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Immigration Minister and Labour Department’s decision to revoke the visa of a former Iraqi diplomat was correct. Scoop understands the Iraqi man who has had his visitor’s visa revoked along with his wife has not broken any New Zealand laws. 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


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 May 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00046.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Winner Of Roger Award For The Worst Transnational [1]
  • Investigation underway into Marlborough collision [2]
  • Fairfax NZ Response On Doone Matter [3]
  • ECPAT: Sentence trivialises sex violence against children [4]
  • Auckland IT cluster launch helps small businesses [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00014.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0505/S00006.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00020.htm


    Govt. Allocates $$$ To Boost Defence Personel

    - The government has ushered in a new era of structured defence funding and management with a $4.6 billion 10-year package, Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today. See... $4.6 billion marks new era for Defence [1] MORE:

  • Libs - When $3 billion is worthless [2]
  • National - Labour must change defence attitude [3]
  • National - Labour’s defence spend a con job [4]
  • Green Party -Defence spendup unnecessary if peacemaking is goal [5]
  • Democrats - More Paint over the Rust for Defence [6]
  • Paul Buchanan - Paul Buchanan: On the Issue of NZ's Defence [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00012.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00032.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00030.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00015.htm
    [7] - 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


    SCOOP REPORTS:

    FULL COVERAGE: Gallipoli Special Feature... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/?s=fc


    Environmental Toxins Alter Sex Determining Chromosomes

    - Scoop Report: Marietta Gross reports that researchers have found that environmental poisons can significantly change the number of sperms which carry the male XY chromosome. Scientists from the Swedish University Lund http://www.lu.sehave identified a special group of environmental toxins which change the number of the sex determining Y-chromosome – the Y chromosome when matched with an X chromosome determines that the sex of the baby will be male. See… Enviro-Toxins Increase Number Of Y Chromosomes [1]

  • Climate Change Increases Incidence of Hay Fever [2]
  • Further Step For The Development Of AIDS Vaccine [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0505/S00003.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00013.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00012.htm


    Committee To Protect Journalists Identifies Most Murderous Countries

    - New York, May 2 2005 - Murder is the leading cause of job-related deaths among journalists worldwide, and the Philippines is the most murderous country of all, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Iraq, Colombia, Bangladesh… See... Most Murderous Countries For Journalists ID-Ed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00055.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • ISM Update: Homes Demolished In Jerusalem Suburb [1]
  • Checkmate by Default: Insulza Wins OAS Race [2]
  • Nuclear Conference Opens, Hears UN Watchdog Call [3]
  • Orphanage Founder ‘Angel Of Burundi’ Gets UN Award [4]
  • Refugee Numbers Fleeing Togo Climb Over 16,500 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00049.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00047.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News From Russell Brown Is Here!

    - How clever of Metro magazine to stage a major power cut last night as a marketing device for its cover story on Auckland's ailing infrastructure. Or possibly not. Anyway, shortly before 7pm, the lights went out in Pt Chevalier, Grey Lynn, Westmere, ... See... Public Address 03/05/05 - Scoops And Blackouts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00031.htm


    Bush Administration Getting Away With Torture

    - When the torture photographs began to emerge from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison one year ago, Bush said, "Those mistakes will be investigated, and people will be brought to justice." As fingers began to point up the chain-of-command, some prisoners were released and commanders were reassigned. Congress held hearings, investigations were undertaken, and some low-ranking soldiers were prosecuted. But those responsible for setting the policy that led to widespread and systemic torture of prisoners in United States custody remain uninvestigated and un-indicted. See... Cohn: Team Bush Goes Unpunished for Torture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00025.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Am Johal - Am Johal: Oil And Palestine - The New Cold War [1]
  • Greg Palast - Greg Palast: Ground Zero-Zero-Zero [2]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal: Cynicism Amid Competing Visions [3]
  • Between The Lines U.S. Media Fails to Hold Govt. Accountable [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Beijing Conference Did Not Empower The Poor Women [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00029.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00028.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00024.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    New Zealand Representative For VE Day

    - The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright will this week travel to Russia to attend commemorations marking the 60th Anniversary of Victory Day in Europe. See... Governor-General to attend VE Day commemorations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00045.htm


    Good Ocular Health Prioritised By Government

    - The Government will spend an extra $17 million over the next three years in providing a total of up to 7500 more cataracts operations. See…Budget 2005: $17 million for extra cataract ops [1] MORE: United Future - Turner: Use private system in cataract operation [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00039.htm


    Legal Eagles Should Look Out For New Evidence Bill

    - Decades of judicial decisions and reforms of statutes have been brought together in an Evidence Bill introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Goff introduces Evidence Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00038.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Marian Hobbs leads off NPT debate in New York [1]
  • NZ Govt- Goff names new High Commissioner to Rarotonga [2]
  • National - Labour's bureaucrat binge to impact on interest ra [3]
  • National Bluster but no action over secret payout [4]
  • National - Mallard gives students the Heineken treatment [5]
  • Green Party - Defence spend unnecessary if peacemaking the goal [6]
  • ACT- The Letter Monday, 02 May 2005 [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00044.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00043.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00031.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00033.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00035.htm

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