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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:Scoop Report: "Undesirables" And "Countries Of Concern" Explained
Scoop Feature: Australia Assumes Supremacy Despite ANZAC Spirit
NZ Immigration To Blitz Arab Communities From 10pm Wednesday
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Israel Kills Two School Children During Anti-Wall Protest
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Greg Palast: Tony Blair's Imminent Defeat
Sam Smith: From A Little Plant Civil Rights Abuses Grow
Book Review: Portfolio Investing Is Not Rocket Science
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Images: A Wall Of Sand In The Saudi Kingdom

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Winston Peters Outlines His Position On The Treaty
Govt Injects $1.4 Million Into Drinking Water Systems
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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Report: "Undesirables" And "Countries Of Concern" Explained

[1] When on Monday Immigration Minister Paul Swain revoked former Iraqi diplomat Zohair Mohammad al-Omar’s visa citing the fact Mr al Omar had a role in an oppressive regime, this may very well have been the first time this has ever happened in New Zealand. See... New NZIS "Undesirability" Visa Policy Outlined [2] Scroll down for full coverage of this developing story… [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00078.htm
[3] - #more


Scoop Feature: Australia Assumes Supremacy Despite ANZAC Spirit

- STATE OF IT - Selwyn Manning writes that ninety years after ANZACs stormed the beaches at Gallipoli, Australia’s PM John Howard abandoned nine decades of ANZAC spirit boycotting a sacred kiwi ceremony. What does the snub mean for Aust/NZ Relations? And what exactly was Howard signalling? See... Feature: Australia Alters Course On ANZAC Spirit [1]

  • ALSO: Remembering The Fallen At ANZAC Cove Gallipoli [2]
  • FULL COVERAGE: Gallipoli Special Feature... [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00061.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/?s=fc


    NZ Immigration To Blitz Arab Communities From 10pm Wednesday

    - New Zealand Immigration officials will spark a nationwide investigation tonight targeting Arabs from Iraq and Jordan. The operation will target those who hold visitor’s permits, asylum seekers who have lodged refugee applications, even those who have been granted refugee status and including permanent residents will be under investigation. See... NZ Immigration To Blitz Arabs From 10pm Tonight [1] MORE:

  • No Right Turn - The Return Of Dawn Raids [2]
  • No Right Turn - The Winston Veto [3]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 04/05/05 - Bad Guys [4]
  • Scoop - Former Ag. Minister May Have Visited in 1984 [5]
  • Scoop - Two Former Saddam Hussein Officials In NZ? [6]
  • Scoop - Googling Amer Mahdi Saleh Khashaly [7]
  • Click Here for full Scoop.co.nz coverage of this developing story [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00052.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00053.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00034.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00032.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00033.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00056.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer Thursday, 5 May 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 May 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 May 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00102.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00046.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • PSA reach recommended settlement with WDHB [1]
  • Have You Missed Out On Enrol To Vote Information? [2]
  • NZ First Accuses ACC Minister Of Gestapo Tactics [3]
  • Budget 2005: $4.4M for community TV and radio [4]
  • Child Prodigy Makes NZSO Debut [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00100.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00099.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0505/S00036.htm


    Israel Kills Two School Children During Anti-Wall Protest

    - Beit Liqya, Ramallah, West Bank Two cousins, 14 and 15 years old, were shot dead today a Israeli soldiers opened fire on a demonstration against the Apartheid Wall in the village of Beit Liqya. See... Children Murdered by Israeli Military at Protest [1]

  • ALSO: 4200 Israeli Violations of Ceasefire in 11 Weeks [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00096.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00095.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Nauru And The Child Rights Examined [1]
  • Uruguay Confronts its Violent Past [2]
  • Romania: UN To Test Simulated Atomic Accident [3]
  • Shots Fired At UN Verification Group In Lebanon [4]
  • UN Envoy Condemns Killing Of Sudanese Aid Workers [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00097.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00092.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00089.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00088.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Greg Palast: Tony Blair's Imminent Defeat

    Mark my words: Tony Blair won't be re-elected on Thursday. However, he will remain in office. That's because Brits don't vote for their Prime Minister. They've got a "parliamentary" system there in the Mother Country. See... Greg Palast: Tony Blair Can't Win [1] MORE:

  • Ray McGovern - Ray McGovern: Proof Bush Fixed The Facts [2]
  • Rep. John Conyers - Creating Reasons to Go to War [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00047.htm


    Sam Smith: From A Little Plant Civil Rights Abuses Grow

    - The war on drugs was the first major test by the country's elite to see if Americans would willingly surrender their constitutional rights. It turned out that they would and so for the past twenty years invasions of civil liberties increased, America threw more and more of its young people into prison, while exploding drug war budgets did nothing to stem the growth of the drug industry. See... Sam Smith: Pot- The Sina Qua Non Of A Drug War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00071.htm


    Book Review: Portfolio Investing Is Not Rocket Science

    - While property is still a favourite of New Zealand investors, author Cameron Watson believes it is important for investors to maintain a balanced portfolio of investments to complement their exposure to the property sector. To help those with little or no investing experience, Watson who is Head of Research at ABN AMRO Craig, has produced a book - Risk, Return and Reality - outlining the basic principles. See... Book Review: Risk, Return & Reality [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00076.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

    Russell Brown - Public Address 05/05/05 - Oh Bovver [1] Glenn Peoples - Glenn Peoples: Greens Treat Students As Pawns [2] Mary Pitt - Tea With Aunt Tildie [3] Kamala Sarup - Govts And NGOs Fail To Address Sex Trafficking [4] Narconews - The Haiti Democracy Project Is Not So Democratic [5] John Chuckman - Chuckman: Canadas Emerging Politics Of Destruction [6] Green Left Weekly - Iraq: Making A Killing - The Big Business Of War [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00069.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00075.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00068.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00067.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00066.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00063.htm


    Images: A Wall Of Sand In The Saudi Kingdom

    - Look at these amazing photos of our recent sandstorm in Jeddah. I got those windows & doors sealed with towels at the edges, just in time! See... Scoop Images: Sandstorm In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00064.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Winston Peters Outlines His Position On The Treaty

    - The key difference between New Zealand and the colonising experiences of Australia, the Americas, African and Asian nations, was the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Historians debate the just how widely accepted the actual Treaty was by the British, and constitutional experts can debate its relative merits in both law and government. But - no one can dispute that it was signed and was part of a series of events which culminated in the nation we have today. See... Why The Principles Of The Treaty Must Go [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00108.htm


    Govt Injects $1.4 Million Into Drinking Water Systems

    - A government fund totalling $136.9 million (exclusive of GST) is to be established to help improve drinking water systems in New Zealand communities, Associate Health Minister Pete Hodgson and Local Government Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... $136.9 million to ensure clean drinking water [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00107.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Improvements to be made to prison complaints [1]
  • Govt - Budget 2005: $4.4M for community TV and radio [2]
  • Govt - Cancer control appointments underline commitment [3]
  • Govt - Eligibility policy comment [4]
  • Nats - John Tamihere should have been charged over cats [5]
  • Nats - Trevor Mallard misleads again [6]
  • Nats - Mark Burton fudges the facts - again! [7]
  • ACT - Govt's Difficulty Over Rail Deal No Surprise [8]
  • NZ First - ACC Minister Allows “Gestapo” Tactics [9]
  • NZ First - A Question Of Leadership - Winston Peters [10]
  • NZ First - Lost Leadership Crisis Hits New Zealand - Peters [11]
  • United - Five convictions show prostitution law a sham [12]
  • United - Alexander slams increased Maori radio funding [13]
  • Greens - Peters checks risk re-traumatising migrants [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00099.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00095.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00094.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00105.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00093.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00092.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00101.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00100.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00097.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00096.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00104.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00103.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00098.htm

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