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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: David Benson-Pope Returns To Cabinet
Iraqis Reject Peters’ Claims As Incorrect
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Donald Attacks - First the Chinese Govt Now Winston Peters
High Court Overturns Lump Sum ACC Compensation For Asbestos
Scoop Link: NZ's Position On Cartegna Protocol Attracts Attention
Anti Govt Website Snaffled By Govt
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Narconews Updates: Bolivia's President Mesa's Final Days
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Downing Street Memo Denials Reach Network TV
SCOOP DOMESTIC COMMENTARY:
Amnesty Calls For Prosecutions Over US Torture
Memories Of Chernobyl & Three Mile Island Fading
Jason Leopold: Pentagon Fesses Up To Koran Abuse
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
United Future Want To Sell Up to 40% Of Selected SOE’s
Key Energised By Transpower Tax Deal
Gongs And Whistles To Top Hole Kiwi’s
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LEAD STORY:
David Benson-Pope Returns To Cabinet

David Benson-Pope today said he was pleased [1] to be returning to his work in the Fisheries and Associate Environment portfolios. He also released copies of information he has supplied to police regarding accusations made in Parliament relating to his time as a teacher. See... Benson-Pope pleased to return to portfolios [2] MORE:

  • PM Statement - David Benson-Pope [3]
  • ACT - Speaker's Letter To ACT Leader Rodney Hide [4] (.pdf format)
  • BACKGROUND:
  • Scoop - David Benson-Pope Denies Tennis Ball Sadism [5]
  • Scoop - David Benson-Pope Steps Aside From Portfolio [6]
  • PM - PM Makes Statement Re: David Benson-Pope [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00124.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00119.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/pdfs/db-p_privilege-speakers_reply.pdf
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00162.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00192.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00382.htm


    Iraqis Reject Peters’ Claims As Incorrect

    . Over two hundred people mostly from New Zealand’s Iraqi community gathered today in Pakuranga Auckland to discuss allegations levelled at Omer Ali and Amir Salman by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. See... Allegations See 200 Iraqis Attend Public Meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00058.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 7 june 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00113.htm


    Donald Attacks - First the Chinese Govt Now Winston Peters

    - "It is a choice between a Labour/Green Government, which believes in compassion, diversity, and tolerance, and has a strong social and environmental conscience, and a National/NZ First Government, which stands for divisiveness, intolerance, bigotry, and ignoring the poor to give tax cuts to the rich." See... Rod Donald - 2005 Conference Speech [1] MORE:

  • Greens - A strong stand on just and sustainable society [2]
  • Greens - Connecting a fairer society and a sustainable one [3]
  • National - More Taxes On Way Under Labour-Greens [4]
  • National - Labour-Greens coalition 'a frightening prospect' [5]
  • Libertarianz - Green Party Abandons Environment [6]
  • Libertarianz - Green Tertiary Policy Indistinguishable From Theft [7]
  • Alliance Party - Attack On Peters Won’t Shift Votes To Greens [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00108.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00109.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00103.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00104.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00048.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00043.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00040.htm


    High Court Overturns Lump Sum ACC Compensation For Asbestos

    - The finding in ACC's favour by the High Court in the Lehmann case clarifies the law on lump sum compensation. See... ACC comments on Estate Lehmann High Court decision [1] & ACC v ESTATE OF ROB LEHMANN HC WN CIV-2004-485-213 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00079.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00081.htm


    Scoop Link: NZ's Position On Cartegna Protocol Attracts Attention

    - MONTREAL, JUNE 5: Brazil and New Zealand were successful in blocking the birth of an effective global regime for disciplining transboundary movement, handling and packaging of living modified organisms (LMOs). See... Scoop Link: Brazil, NZ block LMOs proposal [1] MORE:

  • GE Free NZ - Fear Of Boycotts as NZ De-rails Intl. Agreement [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00038.htm


    Anti Govt Website Snaffled By Govt

    - Northern Employers and Manufacturer's chief executive Alasdair Thompson's anti-government campaign on Auckland land transport has got off to a bad start after the Labour Party registered his publicised website as its own. See... Thompson's Campaign Off To Amateurish Start [1] Earlier:

  • NZ Govt. - Thompson's transport U turn [2]
  • EMA - Transport crisis campaign hits sensitive mark [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00105.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00099.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00050.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Ministry Tells Meningococcal Monster on Close-up [1]
  • Global Walk To End Child Hunger [2]
  • Parasites on Poverty Campaign Launch [3]
  • Women's Convention Not Representative [4]
  • Images: Air Force Orion Locates Foundered Yacht [5]
  • Image: PM with Navy Cultural Group in Japan [6]
  • CMA - The Myth of Services [7]
  • Strong Launch Night For Prime [8]
  • Household Net Worth Rises $20,000 [9]
  • English Channel Record Crossing Attempt Delayed [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00051.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00049.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00042.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00039.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00098.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00096.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00086.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00101.htm


    Narconews Updates: Bolivia's President Mesa's Final Days

    - After a combative day on the streets of La Paz and more than two weeks of turmoil in Bolivia, President Carlos Mesa has resigned from the Presidency. He appeared tonight at approximately 9:45pm, live from the Presidential Palace, to let his country and ... See... Narconews: Bolivian President Mesa Resigns [1] MORE:

  • Narconews - Bolivia's Mesa Close to Resigning [2]
  • Narconews - Bolivian Right Declares Virtual War [3]
  • Narconews - Mesa Announces Constitutional Assembly for Bolivia [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00081.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00063.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00061.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Yonglin's claims make a Moritorium on Deportations [1]
  • Annan Appoints Special Envoy For Review Of Kosovo [2]
  • Two Billion People Need Access To Basic Sanitation [3]
  • Rice Remarks to the General Assembly of the OAS [4]
  • Possible Outcome Of Summit On UN Reform [5]
  • Another DIMIA bungle results in unlawful detention [6]
  • Japanese Diplomat To Head UN Political Office In Timor-Leste [7]
  • Re. Statement by General Endriartono Sutarto [8]
  • Police Operative In The Amazon Exposes Corruption [9]
  • Bill Moyers Address: “Take Back America” [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00091.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00086.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00084.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00082.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00072.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00065.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00064.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00063.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Downing Street Memo Denials Reach Network TV

    - On June 5, 2005, Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican Party, was asked about the Downing Street Minutes on "NBC News' Meet the Press." To my knowledge, this was the first serious treatment of the matter on any U.S. network news show. See... GOP Chairman At A Loss Over Downing Street Minutes [1] MORE: Buzzflash - Buzzflash: The War to Deceive America Into War [2] David Swanson - David Swanson: Teach-In on War Demands Truth [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00072.htm


    SCOOP DOMESTIC COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 07/06/05 - Lounge Weekend [1]
  • No Right Turn - Asylum for Chen Yonglin [2]
  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Fat Pipe Mama [3]
  • John Roughan - Strengthen The State BUT Build The Nation Too! [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00083.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00066.htm


    Amnesty Calls For Prosecutions Over US Torture

    - The editorial page of the St. Petersburg Times, under the direction of Philip Gailey,.hit Amnesty International (AI) and its secretary-general, Irene Khan, with several low blows in the May 27 editorial “American ‘gulag’?” One can only hope that this will bring to an end Gailey’s dreadful 14-year reign as editorial page editor. If that happens, I offer this advice to his successor: Don’t use the word “fabricates” in an editorial denouncing someone else unless (1) you know you are right, and (2) you don’t engage in the same offense yourself. See... Dennis Hans: St. Petersburg Times Slanders Amnesty [1] MORE:

  • Between The Lines - AI Call For Prosecutions Of Officials For Torture [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00080.htm


    Memories Of Chernobyl & Three Mile Island Fading

    - Twenty years after Chernobyl, the pro-nuclear lobby has decided that it's time to glue a happy face on nuclear power again. Simultaneous pro-nuclear public relations campaigns have plastered their briefs in the US and British media markets in the last couple of months. Time will tell whether they stick. See… Kelpie Wilson: Sellin' Nukes, Dissin' Wind [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00069.htm


    Jason Leopold: Pentagon Fesses Up To Koran Abuse

    - If you want to ensure that the media doesn't cover an important political story, send out a press release on a Friday, preferably at the end of the day. By the time reporters return on Monday, the story will be old news and will either be buried deep within a newspaper or not covered at all. See:.. When Is Someone Going To Toss Rumsfeld In A Cage? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00057.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Ramzy Baroud - My Grandpa’s Right of Return [1]
  • Marshall Auerback - "Bretton Woods II" - Monetary System or Excuse [2]
  • Greg Palast - French Fried Friedman [3]
  • Antony Wright - The New Great Game [4]
  • Evelyn Pringle - TeenScreen Top Pusher - Laurie Flynn [5]
  • Between The Lines - Posada Carriles Case Exposes Bush Double Standard [6]
  • Kamala Sarup - Nepali Peoples' Land Mines Deaths [7]
  • Narconews - Hispanic Feds Seek Conroy Investigation [8]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Laura-Palooza [9]
  • Toni Solo - CAFTA - Some Like It Hot [10]
  • Kamala Sarup - Winning A Peace [11]
  • Kidd Millennium - Cartoon: Head's Up [12]
  • William Fisher - Emmett Till And Others [13]
  • Uri Avnery - The Bogeyman [14]
  • Kelpie Wilson - Oil on Ice – Director Interview [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00082.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00088.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00086.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00079.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00077.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00075.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00074.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00071.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00070.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00067.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00065.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00064.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00062.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    United Future Want To Sell Up to 40% Of Selected SOE’s

    - United Future finance spokesman Gordon Copeland today released details of the party’s policy of a 40% sell-down of selected State Owned Enterprises. See... Copeland details part sell-down of SOE’s [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00111.htm


    Key Energised By Transpower Tax Deal

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key is calling on Michael Cullen to give the public some answers on a controversial tax deal done by Transpower. See... Michael Cullen ducks questions on Transpower deal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00123.htm


    Gongs And Whistles To Top Hole Kiwi’s

    - The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the New Zealand celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: To be Distinguished Companions... Judge David James Carruthers, Ms Cassia Joy Cowley, Mr George Vjeceslav Fistonich, Professor Linda Jane Holloway, O.N.Z.M., & Judge Anand Satyanand... See... Queen's Birthday Honours 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00114.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Over $500,000 a day for new A'kland state highways [1]
  • NZ Govt - Energy Star label to help energy savings [2]
  • National - What's Trev been doing for the past year? [3]
  • National - Clark should explain Budget tax confusion [4]
  • United Future - Baldock calls for 1080 poison moratorium [5]
  • ACT - ACT’s The Letter 7 June 2005 [6]
  • United Future - Capital cancer treatment delays inexcusable [7]
  • United Future - Dunne: Any deal with Peters is 1996 all over again [8]
  • United Future - In the Centre of Things [9]
  • Maori Party - The Maori Party is commencing a nationwide tour [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00126.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00121.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00120.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00122.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00116.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00118.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00112.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00110.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00117.htm

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