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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Goff Picks Up Mallard's 'Knocked On' Foreign Policy Attack
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE
NZ LEAD: Will Tax Cuts Be Used to Complete 1990s 'Unfinished Business' ? -
PM's Press Conference On Streaming Video For The FIRST TIME!
Slandered Iraqi's Seek Face To Face Meeting With Winston Peters -
Conservation And Good Food Mark Mr Zaoui's Two Years As A Refugee -
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
William Rivers Pitt Chokes On The Bolton UN Appointment
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Torture: Bush Says He Is Shocked & Then Does Nothing
Ivan Eland Considers The Politics Of An Iraq Withdrawal
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Westpac To Mallard: Commentary Independent Of Other Bank Interests
Goff Welcomes Dismissal Of Prisoner's Claim
Federated Farmers Unimpressed With Driving Age Proposal
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:
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LEAD STORY:

Goff Picks Up Mallard's 'Knocked On' Foreign Policy Attack

[1] Today during the final question time for this Parliament Labour Whip Jill Pettis asked Mr Goff a question related to Dr Smith's United States sojourn last year. Mr Goff then read out, under parliamentary privilege, the guts of a conversation Dr Smith had supposedly had with United States officials last year. "Dr Smith, quote, asked whether it would be worthwhile for a United States think-tank to assist with a public campaign in New Zealand following the National Party's study review. See... Goff Alleges National Sought US Help With Policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00029.htm


SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE

  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 2 August 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00063.htm


    NZ LEAD: Will Tax Cuts Be Used to Complete 1990s 'Unfinished Business' ? -

    [1] Acclaimed New Zealand documentary maker, Alister Barry, has been following Donald Brash's career for nearly two decades. Mr Barry considers Dr Brash wants massive tax cuts in order to create a "strategic deficit". “Strategic deficit” refers to a political technique used by President Ronald Reagan and his new right budget director, David Stockman to downsize the state. See... Don Brash and the “Strategic Deficit” [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00023.htm


    PM's Press Conference On Streaming Video For The FIRST TIME!

    - Today Scoop in collaboration with R2.co.nz [1] offers readers a first in New Zealand media - full access to the weekly PM's Press Conference, via streaming video. Helen Clark discusses the speeding motorcade issue, and faces a series of questions regarding coalition deals. The PM also comments on New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ accusations that dangerous people are living among New Zealand’s immigrant community. See... Scoop Video: PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference [2]


    [1] - http://www.R2.co.nz
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00016.htm


    Slandered Iraqi's Seek Face To Face Meeting With Winston Peters -

    Matt Robson said today that Amer Salman and Omar Ali have a legal opinion for a leading Queen's Counsel that solid grounds exist for them to sue Mr Peters for defamation. His media release of 31 May is not covered by Parliamentary privilege. "I understand that legally Mr Peters does not have a leg to stand on. The only thing stopping his victims seeking justice is the cost of mounting a case - upwards of $200,000. See... Peters Won't Meet The Targets Of His Attacks [1] ALSO:

  • NZ First - PM’s Silence On Terrorist Groups Not Good Enough [2]
  • Progressive Party - Taking national security seriously [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00048.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00056.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00062.htm


    Conservation And Good Food Mark Mr Zaoui's Two Years As A Refugee -

    Algerian academic Ahmed Zaoui marked two years on Monday since the Refugee Status Appeals Authority (RSAA) deemed him a legitimate refugee. The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service had earlier deemed Mr Zaoui a risk to New Zealand's national security, issuing a risk certificate against him. See... Ahmed Zaoui Marks Two Years As A Refugee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00015.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Parties Unite for Human Rights [1]
  • Hotel owners defying smoking ban [2]
  • Wellsford Workers walk out over 2.5% [3] & Day workers join strike [4]
  • Super Fund Announces Investment Performance [5]
  • CHH Workers in bid to save jobs [6]
  • NASA engineer to give free public lecture [7]
  • Winners of Auckland conservation awards announced [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00023.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00022.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00036.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00037.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00035.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00011.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00010.htm


    William Rivers Pitt Chokes On The Bolton UN Appointment

    - Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control during Bush's first term, had his nomination as UN Ambassador stalled by Senate Democrats for several months. Bolton, it has been revealed, not only treats his underlings the way Tamerlane treated India, but was a central figure in the manipulation of WMD evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq. It was Bolton who played traffic cop for the false Iraq data coming from the Office of Special Plans. He is, basically, the worst possible human to send to the United Nations as the representative of the United States. See... William Rivers Pitt: Something to Choke On, Again [1] MORE:

  • Mark G. Levey - UN Credentials Committee Can Reject Bolton [2]
  • UN - Bolton Welcomed As US Ambassador During UN Reform [3]
  • White House - Briefing 1 August - Bolton Recess Appt. [4] & Bush Appoints John Bolton as UN Ambassador [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00040.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00032.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00030.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • WTI Demands Bush And Blair Indictment At ICC [1]
  • Zimbabwe: UN Expert Calls For Action [2]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 1, 2005 [3]
  • Fiji: TVNZ Accused of Poor Journalism [4]
  • Condoleezza Rice Interview With Washington Post [5]
  • Death of Sudanese First VP John Garang [6]
  • Brazil’s Lula: Corruption Crisis [7]
  • Panel To Draft New Plan For Nigeria’s Withdrawal [8]
  • UN Agencies Bring Aid To Flood-Hit Western India [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00038.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00036.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00035.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00034.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00031.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00029.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00027.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS

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    Bush Says He Is Shocked & Then Does Nothing

    - After the grotesque torture photographs emerged from Abu Ghraib prison in April 2004, Bush said, "I shared a deep disgust that those prisoners were treated the way they were treated." He vowed the incidents would be investigated and the perpetrators would "be taken care of." See... Cohn: Bush Defies Military, Congress on Torture [1] MORE:

  • Robert Weiner - Prison Abuse Decisions Came from the Top [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00024.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00039.htm


    Ivan Eland Considers The Politics Of An Iraq Withdrawal

    - In Iraq, like everywhere else, if things don’t add up, it is safe to assume that politics is involved. Although the insurgency in recent months has worsened, Gen. George W. Casey, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, astonishingly claims that ... See... Ivan Eland: The Politics of Troop Withdrawal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00019.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Sam Smith - The Mediacracy: How Journalism Went Bad [1]
  • Narconews - 3rd Anniversary of Atenco's Machete Rebellion [2]
  • William Fisher - Truth And Reconciliation In North Carolina [3]
  • Between The Lines - FBI Surveillance of Progressive Activist Groups [4]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Sanjay Upadhya: Clarity Above The Cacophony [5]
  • Steven A. Hass - Steven A. Hass: Roasting Some Real Weinies [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00028.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00021.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00026.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00018.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Westpac To Mallard: Commentary Independent Of Other Bank Interests

    - We were disappointed to read Hon Trevor Mallard’s comments today regarding our Chief Economist’s analysis of the Labour Party’s proposed policy regarding student loans. Westpac Economics provides economic analysis and commentary for a target audience of Westpac customers who are active in the financial markets. Issues that are covered are those that our economists consider are likely to have an economic or financial impact, including proposed fiscal policy. See... Westpac Responds To Education Minister's Comments [1] ALSO:

  • Trevor Mallard - Westpac's dodgy analysis driven by selfishness [2]
  • Nats - No cash windfall in student loan policy [3]
  • Govt. - IRD stats underscore value of no interest on loans [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00027.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00006.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00032.htm


    Goff Welcomes Dismissal Of Prisoner's Claim

    - The first Court ruling made under the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Act confirms the legislation will stop prisoners being paid compensation in all but the most exceptional circumstances, Phil Goff said. See... Goff welcomes dismissal of prisoner's claim [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00040.htm


    Federated Farmers Unimpressed With Driving Age Proposal

    - Increasing the minimum driving age would disadvantage thousands of responsible teenagers for no benefit, said Charlie Pedersen, President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc). See... Knee Jerk Reaction Not The Solution [1] MORE:

  • Cycling Advocates Network - Cyclists support raising of driving age [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00025.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Tax on patent sales to be made easier [1]
  • NZ Govt - Environmental policies and standards on the agenda [2]
  • NZ Govt - Death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia [3]
  • NZ Govt - NZ Superannuation Fund result welcomed [4]
  • NZ Govt - Amnesty International NZ turns 40 [5]
  • NZ Govt - Govt blocks tax evasion in fruit picking industry [6]
  • NZ First - PM’s Silence On Terrorist Groups Not Good Enough [7]
  • Green Party - Be careful out there [8]
  • Green Party - ASA must police factual accuracy of political ads [9]
  • United Future - Baldock: harden up no-passengers rule [10]
  • Progressive Party - NZ First's Part In Selling Assets In The Late 90s [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00051.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00049.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00046.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00044.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00041.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00056.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00050.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00054.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00043.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00053.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Nats - Gerry in the House - 1 August 2005 [1]
  • ACT - Newman Online Weekly commentary by Muriel Newman [2]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter 1 August 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00017.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00001.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00019.htm

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