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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Kevin List's Week Of It Is In
Trade Union Head Warns Workers Against Voting National
Health Ministry Says No More Influenza B Related Deaths Reported
Economic Activity Increases Due To Lift In Internal Demand
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Australia's Deputy PM Resigns - Vaile Tipped For Promotion
Bush Administration Refuses UN To Inspect Torture Allegations
Quartet Urges Calm As Peace Slips From Israel/Palestine's Grasp
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Are Kyoto Related Jokes In Danger Of Running Out?
Marjorie Cohn’s Bully Twins
Not PC: Morally-blind Cricketers Head To Zimbabwe
Hard News Is Not Impressed With Telecom
Sonia Nettnin Talks To Iraqi Organised Labour (Part 2)
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
Downing Street Minutes - The Back Story

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Goff Says Zimbabwe Cricket Team Would Be Denied Entry To NZ
Nats Hit Out At Carbon Credits Bungle… Again
Govt and Transit Meet To Discuss Transport Spend-Up
Vietnam Gets A Taste Of Kiwi
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Kevin List's Week Of It Is In

Scoop
Image: Gerry Brownlee (forefront) watched by ACT leader
Rodney Hide.In This Edition:National Party Explains Tax Cuts Will Only Cost A Billion Dollars - In 2004 - Are Current MPs And Former Teachers About To Become The Subject Of A McCarthyesque Witch-hunt? - Unanswered Questions Remain Regarding Te Wananga O Aotearoa - Dignity Takes A Back Seat During Rural Protest. See... A Week of It: Tax Cuts, Brownlee and The Wananga [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00347.htm


Trade Union Head Warns Workers Against Voting National

- “The CTU will be sounding a serious warning to working people about what they could expect from a National Government,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today. Union leaders representing more than 300,000 union members in the public and private sectors met in Wellington today to discuss General Election issues. “The National Party’s industrial relations policy makes crystal clear that it would take us back to the adversarial days of the 1990s with the policies that left us with low wages, child poverty, and skill shortages that still hamper economic and social development today,” Ross Wilson said. See... CTU Warns Workers Against National [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00275.htm


Health Ministry Says No More Influenza B Related Deaths Reported

- No further deaths of children and young people due to influenza B have been identified by District Health Boards. The Ministry of Health has received information from all 21 District Health Boards asked to look into possible influenza B cases in their areas since April 1 2005. See... No more youth influenza B deaths reported [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00118.htm


Economic Activity Increases Due To Lift In Internal Demand

- Economic activity increased 0.6 percent in the March 2005 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This followed increases of 0.3 and 0.6 percent in the December and September 2004 quarters, respectively. Growth this quarter resulted from a lift in internal demand (up 1.3 percent), which was partly offset by a fall in export volumes (down 2.6 percent). In the year ended March 2005, the economy grew 4.2 percent, up from 3.6 percent growth in the March 2004 year. See... Internal Demand Maintains Economic Growth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00379.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Vintage 2005: Second Highest For Wine Industry [1]
  • Scoop Report: Two EarthQuakes Shake Marlborough Over Night [2]
  • Auckland natural cemetery site search [3]
  • Carriages to 'Stand in Black' for Lions Tour [4]
  • Lion's AB's Test Tickets Auctioned For $510 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00386.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00332.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00375.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00227.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0506/S00214.htm


    Scoop Report: Australia's Deputy PM Resigns - Vaile Tipped For Promotion

    - Selwyn Manning reports that Australian Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson resigned Thursday afternoon citing ill-health had caused him to lose his passion for politics. It is understood Anderson is suffering from a prostate problem. A reshuffle of John Howard's conservative government's cabinet is now on order. "I have advised the prime minister and my party that my resignation will take effect from mid-July, and I expect the Nationals party room will hold a leadership ballot before the House rises," - John Anderson. Scoop details Anderson's career and examines the credentials of the man tipped to take over - Mark Vaile. See... Scoop Report: Australia's Deputy PM Resigns [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00331.htm


    Bush Administration Refuses UN To Inspect Torture Allegations

    - Senior United Nations human rights experts today deeply regretted the United States Government's failure so far to allow them to visit detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan or Guantanamo Bay naval base following information "from reliable sources" of serious allegations of torture. See... U.S. Refuses UN To Report On Guantanamo Torture [1] RELATED:

  • UN Expert On Torture To Visit Nepal [2]
  • UN: Concerns Voiced Over Torture In Uzbekistan [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00404.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00393.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00403.htm


    Quartet Urges Calm As Peace Slips From Israel/Palestine's Grasp

    - The United Nations-backed diplomatic Quartet seeking peace in the Middle East today called on Israel to take immediate steps to relieve economic hardships facing the Palestinians and on the Palestinians to fight violence and terrorism ahead of Israel’s planned withdrawal from the occupied Gaza Strip. See... Israel/Palestine Urged To Seize Moment For Peace [1] ALSO:

  • HRW - Israel Fails To Probe Civilian Casualties [2]
  • IDF - This Week: Suicide Bombing Attack Thwarted at Erez [3]
  • PMC - Israel Intends To Resume Extrajudicial Executions [4]
  • PMC - Nother Prisoner Dies in Israeli Jail [5]
  • PMC - Israel Urged To Fulfill its Obligations [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00398.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00408.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00410.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00407.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00406.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00405.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • HRW: Justice at Risk for Algeria's Abuses [1]
  • Coordinated Effort To Rid Iraq Of Landmines Needed [2]
  • “Angel Of Burundi” Awarded UN Refugee Prize [3]
  • Afghanistan: Attack Targets Election Workers [4]
  • General Assembly Approves Peacekeeping Budget [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00409.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00400.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00399.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00397.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00391.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Are Kyoto Related Jokes In Danger Of Running Out?

    - I’m given to understand that all the jokes about marsh gas, Parliament and global warming were used up last century. Certainly, experts have suggested that the rate at which we are discovering new Kyoto-related comedy had been exceeded by the rate at which we used this humour as long ago as the 1990s. One day there may be no global warming jokes left for us to make. See... Hodgson’s Billion-Dollar Kyoto Punchline [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00315.htm


    Marjorie Cohn’s Bully Twins

    - George Bush and John Bolton have a symbiotic relationship. They need each other to nail shut the coffin of the United Nations, to make the world safe for US domination. See... Marjorie Cohn: Bush & Bolton - The Bully Twins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00339.htm


    Not PC: Morally-blind Cricketers Head To Zimbabwe

    - If it's true as Martin Snedden says that New Zealand cricketers "unanimously agreed" to tour Zimbabwe then, sadly, that says little for New Zealand's leading cricketers. It's true as Snedden says that many of the countries on the cricket circuit are "volatile," but that doesn't even begin to describe the Zimbabwean situation. Not Cricket, RMA Reform, and Property Rights Death [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00346.htm


    Hard News Is Not Impressed With Telecom

    - The reflexive forgiveness of Telecom over this week's big jumbo outage has obscured some salient points. Although both cable breaks were to the north of Wellington, many people in the city were unable to send emails across town... See... Public Address 24/06/05 - It's Not Alright ... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00345.htm


    Sonia Nettnin Talks To Iraqi Organised Labour (Part 2)

    - (Chicago) – Iraqi labor leaders Falah Awan and Amjad Ali Aljawhry spoke about the current state of Iraq and the challenges Iraqi workers face with an outdated labor code. See... Iraq Union Leaders Speak About Labor Movement (2) [1] and Iraqi Union Leaders Speak About Occupation (1) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00335.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00289.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Kelpie Wilson - Kelpie Wilson: Exponential Enrons Ahead [1]
  • Sandeep Pradhan - Nepal: Managing A Merger With India [2]
  • Bill Berkowitz -Bill Berkowitz: Black-bag jobs in the Heartland [3]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: No War, Peace Please [4]
  • Narconews - Gary Webb's Dark Alliance Returns To The Internet [5]
  • Mary Pitt - Mary Pitt: More Republican Double-Talk [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00344.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00343.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00341.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00340.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00337.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00334.htm


    Downing Street Minutes - The Back Story

    - With the revelation of the secret Downing Street Minutes, which exposed the fact that George Bush and Tony Blair had decided to invade Iraq in April of 2002, a heated debate has blown through media, congressional and activist circles. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Thing We Don't Talk About [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00342.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 23/6/05 [1] Transtasman Political Letter – 23rd June Digest [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00338.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00336.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 23 June 2005 [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 22 June 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 21 June 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00581.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00526.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00481.htm


    Goff Says Zimbabwe Cricket Team Would Be Denied Entry To NZ

    - Tour by Zimbabwean cricketers unwelcome "I have been advised today that a cricket tour of New Zealand by the Zimbabwean team is scheduled for December this year," Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. "The Zimbabwe cricket team should not anticipate that it will be granted entry to New Zealand," Phil Goff Said. See... Tour by Zimbabwean cricketers unwelcome [1] ALSO:

  • Amnesty International - Zimbabwe: Unprecendented call for UN and AU action [2]
  • Nats - National asks Labour to consult on Zimbabwe [3]
  • Greens - Bouquet and brickbat to Government on Zimbabwe [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00582.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00396.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00598.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00585.htm


    Nats Hit Out At Carbon Credits Bungle… Again

    - This week the government admitted to a billion dollar bungle. The Labour government claimed in 2002 that New Zealand would gain an immediate surplus of carbon 'credits', due to the carbon sinks created by New Zealand forests. What has now emerged is the Government got this horribly wrong. The truth is that New Zealand will be in "deficit" of carbon credits to the tune of at least $1.4 billion. See... Mapp Report : The Billion Dollar Bungle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00604.htm


    Govt and Transit Meet To Discuss Transport Spend-Up

    - Representatives of Land Transport New Zealand and Transit New Zealand met last night with Minister of Transport Pete Hodgson to discuss how to allocate the extra $500 million for transport announced by the government yesterday. "This further investment underlines this government's determination to wipe out the legacy of neglect left by the last National government," said Pete Hodgson. See... Spending the $500 million extra for transport [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00584.htm


    Vietnam Gets A Taste Of Kiwi

    - New Zealand is flavour of the moment in Viet Nam, with a promotional campaign to raise the profile of our food, wine, technology and education exports attracting extensive media, political and trade interest. The two-week promotion (6 -19 June) was organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. See... New Zealand’s Profile Raised In Viet Nam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00370.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Pacific Youth Development Strategy launched [1]
  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin 24 June 2005 [2]
  • Govt - Tax policy announcement from National on Sunday? [3]
  • Govt - National's truancy talk, just that, all talk [4]
  • Govt - WTO ruling important message for Australia [5]
  • Govt - Mallard: Opening of L Hutt Contact energy centre [6]
  • Govt - National's truancy talk, just that, all talk [7]
  • Govt - Contact Energy welcomed to Hutt city [8]
  • United - Marc My Words - 24 June 2005 - Smacking [9]
  • United - Call for police to target child prostitution [10]
  • United - Baldock plans Bill to tackle child prostitution [11]
  • United - UF fisheries policy about 'New Zealandisation' [12]
  • NZ First - Penlink – Whangaparaoa Bridge To Fill The Gap [13]
  • NZ First - What You Get Is What You See [14]
  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary [15]
  • ACT - GDP slump shows tax cuts needed now - ACT [16]
  • ACT - Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle [17]
  • ACT - A welfare system for the truly needy [18]
  • Greens - Greens maintain commitment to keeping NZ GE-Free [19]
  • Greens - Environment first, say Greens [20]
  • Nats - What's Going Wong - 23 June 2005 [21]
  • Nats - Newsworthy 24 June 2005 [22]
  • Maori Party - Tariana Turia, Co-leader Maori Party [23]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00608.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00605.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00595.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00594.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00593.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00592.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00589.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00587.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00609.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00591.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00606.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00601.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00607.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00597.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00603.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00602.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00596.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00588.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00600.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00599.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00586.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00590.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00583.htm

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