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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Report: Newspaper's Battle Draws PM To Centre-Stage
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry Investigating Foot And Mouth Threat
Chief Censor Bans Peron Publication As "Objectionable" - Peters
Goff Considers EU Expansion And NZ's New Northern-Front
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Palestine/Israel: Quartet Recommits To Two State Solution
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Sam Smith Ponders The Absence Of US Christian Moderates
Steve Weissman Investigation Part IV: America's Religious Right
William Rivers Pitt Wonders What Went Wrong With The GOP?
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
"…The Intelligence And Facts Were Being Fixed Around The Policy."

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Brash's Parliament Question-line Designed To Test PM's Integrity
Govt Announces $70m For Health Research
Govt Amends Legal Aid Income Threshold
NZ Agrees In Principle To South East Asia Treaty
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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Report: Newspaper's Battle Draws PM To Centre-Stage

APEC Image: Helen Clark Both the National Party and the ACT Party have somehow obtained ‘briefs of evidence’ prepared for the aborted Doone Vs Fairfax defamation case. Among the briefs of evidence held and released by National and ACT, was the brief of evidence of the Prime Minister along with former Sunday Star-Times journalist, Oskar Alley and former editor of the Sunday Star-Times, Sue Chetwin. See... PM Hits Out At Politicisation Of Doone Defamation [1] . See also Kevin List's backgrounder... Fairfax Makes PM An Offer She Can't Refuse [2] ALSO:

  • ACT - Did The PM Treat Doone With Honesty And Integrity? (Including links to .PDF files of the briefs.) [3]
  • Nats - Helen Clark Must Explain Role In Doonegate [4]
  • Fairfax - CEO Peter O’Hara Statement [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00117.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00202.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00145.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - 10 May 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00215.htm


    Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry Investigating Foot And Mouth Threat

    - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Director of Biosecurity Barry O’Neil said today that MAF and Police were responding to a claimed deliberate release of foot and mouth virus on Waiheke Island. As part of this precautionary response a controlled area notice has been issued which restricts the movement of livestock and risk material on and from the island while the investigation proceeds. There are no restrictions on people travelling to or from Waiheke Island. See... Biosecurity Foot & Mouth Threat Investigation [1] ALSO:

  • Federated Farmers -Probable Hoax A Shock To Farmers [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00102.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00163.htm


    Chief Censor Bans Peron Publication As "Objectionable" - Peters

    - The Chief Censor has advised Rt Hon Winston Peters that the publication “Unbound” published by Jim Peron has been classified as “objectionable” because it promotes the exploitation of children and young people for sexual purposes. See... Peron Paedophilic Publication "Objectionable" [1] EARLIER:

  • Scoop - Libertarian Jim Peron Interviewed On Parliamentary Allegations
  • SPCS - Classify "Pro-Paedophilia Journal" "Unbound"
  • SPCS - Man-boy ‘Love’ House file examined by Chief Censor

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00218.htm


    Goff Considers EU Expansion And NZ's New Northern-Front

    - With its liberal democratic and human rights values, the ability of Europe to be a force in the world is a positive factor for New Zealand. It is clearly in our interests for the Common Foreign Policy (CFP) to work effectively. To protect and advance New Zealand’s interests in Europe, and beyond, increasingly we will need to pay close attention to the development of the CFP. See… Goff Speaks On EU's foreign and security policy & implications for NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00210.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Serious Fraud Office - Access Brokerage Limited [1]
  • Navy lifeboat accident findings [2]
  • Stagecoach Settlement To Be Put To Workers On Wednesday [3]
  • Navy Lifeboat Sydney Accident Findings Released [4]
  • Minister extends cybersafety training for schools [5]
  • Govt Receives Interest From Tertiary Savings Scheme Wannabes [6]
  • Auckland City Maps Out Eastern Traffic Plan [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00099.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00157.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00098.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00222.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00217.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0505/S00074.htm


    Palestine/Israel: Quartet Recommits To Two State Solution

    - The Quartet working to restore peace in the Middle East – the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russian Federation – today reiterated its willingness to help Israelis and Palestinians with the hard work and difficult decisions needed… See... Quartet Reaffirms Commitment To Two-State Solution [1] ALSO:

  • State Dept. - Quartet for Middle East Peace Press Conference [2]
  • CPT - CPT Offers Reporters Chance To Visit Palestine [3]
  • UN - Concern at Israel Flights over Lebanese Airspac [4]
  • UN - UN Electoral Team Starts Work in Lebanon [5]
  • ISM - In Occupied Palestine, May 8, 2005 [6]
  • ISM - Residents of Assira to march directly to Nablus [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00170.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00171.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00169.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00153.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00164.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00162.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Eritrea: Security Police Arrest Trade Union Officials [1]
  • Column: Malice, Contradictions & the Lack of US Fair Play [2]
  • UN Worker, Two Others Killed in Afghan Blast [3]
  • General Assembly Marks 60th Anniversary of VE Day [4]
  • PNG Forest Minister’s advert described as ‘a joke’ [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00160.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00155.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00151.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Sam Smith Ponders The Absence Of US Christian Moderates

    - The failure of Christian moderates to take on publicly religious extremists who claim the same Bible and theology sadly brings to mind the failure of liberals to take on Joseph McCarthy. See... Sam Smith: Where Are The Christian Moderates? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00126.htm


    Steve Weissman Investigation Part IV: America's Religious Right

    - Rev. Tim LaHaye thinks deep thoughts. Co-author of the best-selling Left Behind and Babylon Rising novels, the 78-year-old evangelical probes the mind of God as revealed in Holy Scriptures. See... America's Religious Right (IV): Pie in the Sky [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00125.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Wonders What Went Wrong With The GOP?

    - I have trouble imagining what it must be like to be a Republican these days. The party of Lincoln and TR, the party of fiscal responsibility and small government, has become so profoundly separated from its roots that it is barely recognizable anymore. Millions of people who proudly call themselves Republican must, I think, be dealing with a quiet yet insistent voice within. Something, whispers that voice, has gone wrong. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Millstone [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00124.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Ivan Eland - Patriots Should Worry More about Freedom at Home [1]
  • Public Address - 10/05/05 - Prophecies Of Doone [2]
  • narconews.com - Narconews: Plan Colombia Aid & the Paramilitaries [3]
  • William Fisher - William Fisher: The Downside Of The Internet [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00127.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00123.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00121.htm


    "…The Intelligence And Facts Were Being Fixed Around The Policy."

    - The document almost reads like satire. "Bush wanted to remove Saddam," reads the leaked secret British intelligence memo [1] dated 23 July 2002, "through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." You don't say. See... William Rivers Pitt: Criminals Belong in Prison [2] MORE:

  • Guest Opinion - Articles Of Impeachment For President G.W. Bush [3]
  • Harvey Wasserman - Four Bloody Lies Of War, Havana To Baghdad [4]
  • EARLIER:
  • Greg Palast - Impeachment Time - Facts Were Fixed [5]
  • Ray McGovern - Ray McGovern: Proof Bush Fixed The Facts [6]
  • Rep. John Conyers - Creating Reasons to Go to War [7]

  • [1] - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00099.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00100.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00089.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00065.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00047.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Brash's Parliament Question-line Designed To Test PM's Integrity

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says the Doonegate case is all about Helen Clark's integrity, not the former Police Commissioner's. "This is a simple matter about whether the Prime Minister is telling the truth. The brief of evidence she gave to the High Court just a few weeks ago, and what she told Parliament and the public last week give two very different stories. See... Helen Clark's integrity on the line, not Doone's [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00230.htm


    Govt Announces $70m For Health Research

    - The government will invest an additional $70 million over the next four years to fund priority health research and to strengthen the health research workforce, Research Science and Technology Minister, Steve Maharey said. See... Health Research gets biggest boost in a decade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00227.htm


    Govt Amends Legal Aid Income Threshold

    - Legal aid eligibility income thresholds, which have not been changed since 1969, will be amended under a Legal Services Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament today. See... Budget 2005 - New legal aid criteria [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00225.htm


    NZ Agrees In Principle To South East Asia Treaty

    - New Zealand has decided in principle to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia, the Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Monday. See... NZ to accede to Treaty of Amity and Cooperation [1] ALSO: Joint Declaration of Cooperation - NZ and Viet Nam [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00205.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • PM - NZ to accede to Treaty of Amity and Cooperation [1]
  • Govt - Oaths to be modernised by new Bill [2]
  • Govt - Carter announces kakapo chick naming competition [3]
  • Govt - Minister extends cybersafety training for schools [4]
  • Govt - Minister extends cybersafety training for schools [5]
  • Govt - Goff: NZ & Europe 12 months after enlargement [6]
  • Govt - Aged care and disability support papers published [7]
  • Govt - Tertiary savings scheme development [8]
  • Nats - Aged care cabinet paper wastes more time [9]
  • Nats - National appoints principal private secretary [10]
  • Nats - Taxpayers fund half-day off for WINZ staff [11]
  • Nats - Mallard sat on hands over wananga [12]
  • Nats -Crass attempt to politicise NZ music month [13]
  • ACT - Labour split over land grab compo? [14]
  • ACT - Aussies show the way on tax cuts [15]
  • NZ First - MP's Urged To Support Treaty Principles Bill [16]
  • NZ First - Peron Paedophilic Publication "Objectionable" [17]
  • NZ First - Give Silna Claimants A Fair Go Says NZ First [18]
  • United - Dunne congratulates Govt for picking up UF scheme [19]
  • United - WINZ illegally means-tests struggling grandparents [20]
  • Greens - Tertiary education is for those who can afford it [21]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00226.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00224.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00222.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00221.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00210.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00209.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00217.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00231.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00229.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00216.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00214.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00211.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00213.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00232.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00233.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00218.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00212.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00219.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00228.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00223.htm

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