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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Politics: Brash's Leak Attack Leads To Leaked National Email Retaliation
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Taxation: Aussies Get Tax Cuts in Budget
Education: Greens Score Budget for Environment Ed
Police: "Real Concern" At More Pepper Spraying During Protest
PM's Presser: Allegedly Boorish Behaviour Takes Centre Stage -
Scoop Satire: What If The Other MPs Did A Rodney? -
MORE HEADLINES:
Astronomy: Winter Means More Time To Look At the Stars -
Sudan: Darfur Peace Deal Needs Action – Kofi Annan
USA: Thom Hartmann To Expose CIA JFK Assassination Secrets
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Telecommunications: Theresa Gattung Features On Public Address - Still
War Lies: Ray McGovern vs US Defence Sec. Donald Rumsfeld
Immigration: Charles Shaw Attends Chicago Immigrant Demonstration
Spooks: Scoop Looks Behind The Goss Gloss
MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Health: Hodgson Commits Govt To Removing Inequalities In Health -
Telecom Leak: State Services Commission Hot on the Case
Justice: Bar Association vs McCully vs Arnold
Broadcasting: Alternative Media Grills Maharey Over Kiwi FM -
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Politics: Brash's Leak Attack Leads To Leaked National Email Retaliation

[1] Government Minister Trevor Mallard called on National leader Don Brash to tell the truth about whether or not American strategists were involved in his election campaign in New Zealand last year - as he promoted in an email tabled in Parliament today. The email was tabled after Dr Brash had been attacking the Government regarding a leak last week of confidential Budget-related Cabinet papers that ended up in Telecom's possesion. See... Brash should come clean or resign [2] HOW THE LEAK ATTACK BACKFIRED:

  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 9 May 2006 [3]
  • NATIONAL'S RESPONSE:
  • Dr Brash - Anti-American sentiment alive and well [4]
  • McCully - Peters puts domestic politicking ahead of NZ [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00211.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00212.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00215.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00214.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 May 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 9 May 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00223.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00212.htm


    Taxation: Aussies Get Tax Cuts in Budget

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says all New Zealanders should be concerned by the latest twist in Australia's raid on our best and brightest. "The significance of the across-the-board tax cuts announced overnight in Australia should not be overlooked," says Dr Brash. "For New Zealand this means more competition for the skills that we need to keep our economy growing. See... Aust launches raid on our best and brightest [1] ALSO:

  • ACT - Aussie Budget Increases 'Tax Gap' [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00217.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00219.htm


    Education: Greens Score Budget for Environment Ed

    - Education for sustainability will get a major boost in this Budget with a big increase in environmental education spending over the next four years thanks to a Green Party Budget initiative. Greens' Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei says she is thrilled to announce $13 million dollars over four years for environmental education support for teachers and school children. See... Environmental education to get a huge boost [1] ALSO:

  • NZEI - Environmental Education Supported By NZEI [2]
  • World Wildlife Fund - WWF says money is good but where's the curriculum? [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00218.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0605/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0605/S00070.htm


    Police: "Real Concern" At More Pepper Spraying During Protest

    - A court proceeding will be filed against the Police today at 3pm at the Auckland District Court over another pepper spray incident in response to the lack of a general inquiry into its misuse. Global Peace and Justice Auckland believes that this pepper spraying was the first time it has been used during a protest situation and that it set a dangerous precedent for future protests. See... Police Taken to Court Over Protest Pepper Spaying [1] ALSO:

  • Statement of Claim: Oosterman Vs Attorney General [2]
  • GPJA - Decision Regarding Union Campaigner Being Pepper Sprayed [3]
  • Greens - Greens want broader inquiry on pepper spray use [4]
  • Court Decision - Police v Oosterman [5] (pdf)
  • Scoop Video.Video: Police Pepper Spraying of Protestor [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00080.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00160.htm
    [5] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0605/Pepper_Spray.pdf
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00085.htm


    PM's Presser: Allegedly Boorish Behaviour Takes Centre Stage -

    Initially the press gallery were intent on devouring the potential scandal of the leaked cabinet paper regarding the unbundling of the local loop. Halfway through the weekly verbal interaction between the Prime Minister and the gallery another important matter of state transfixed onlookers in the Legislative Council Chamber – was Judith Collins a victim of boorishness or had she inflicted boorishness during a visit to a CYFS facility? See... PM Talks About Allegedly Boorish Behaviour [1] ALSO:

  • National - Bennett sets record straight on powhiri [2]
  • National - Collins refutes PM's claims over walk-out [3]
  • Greens - Nats' powhiri insult deserves apology - Greens [4]
  • Greens - Centuries-old traditions amended by Govt decree? [5]
  • United Future - Turner slams National MP's disrespect [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00195.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00170.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00208.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00168.htm


    Scoop Satire: What If The Other MPs Did A Rodney? -

    With Rodney Hide's first appearance on Dancing with the Stars and Heather Roy joining the Territorials, we may see a wave of politicians finding tangential and questionable effective ways to promote themselves. Scoop brings you a few of the most likely possibilities: See... Lyndon Hood: Self-Publicising with the Politicians [1] ALSO:

  • Images - Dancing With the Stars Part Deux [2]
  • Waitakere City - Waitakere City is backing Bea [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00103.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0605/S00071.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Rowberry Retires From International Netball [1]
  • "Vege" Car Impresses Mayor [2]
  • Government must get real about Women's Refuge [3]
  • A stellar Cast in Kiwi Horror Movie [4]
  • Broadcast-quality science videos now on Web [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0605/S00068.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00183.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00071.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0605/S00019.htm


    Astronomy: Winter Means More Time To Look At the Stars -

    June is the month with the longest nights and shortest days. Planets June is a good month for observing the planets. All 5 major planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, are visible, although Mercury will not be visible for the first few days. Mercury will be visible in the Western evening sky for all but the first few days of June. See... The June Night Sky [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00138.htm


    Sudan: Darfur Peace Deal Needs Action – Kofi Annan

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the world community to follow up on last week’s peace accord between the Sudanese Government and the main rebel group in Darfur by establishing a muscular UN peacekeeping force and providing immediate aid to prevent hundreds of thousands more people dying. Darfur: No Time To Lose In Setting Up UN Force [1]

  • MORE:
  • US State Dept. - Rice Remarks at the UNSC Ministerial on Sudan [2]
  • US State Dept. - Bolton Remarks on Sudan, Iran, and Other Matters [3]
  • US State Dept. - Remarks on Abuja Talks - Ambassador John R. Bolton [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00127.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00126.htm

    USA: Thom Hartmann To Expose CIA JFK Assassination Secrets

    - In "Conspiracy Files: JFK Assassination" Hartmann shows for the first time on TV declassified CIA documents about a top secret JFK plan to stage a coup against Fidel Castro that was set for December 1, 1963--just ten days after JFK was to return from his trip to Dallas. The CIA codenamed their part of the coup plan AMWORLD, and it was completely withheld from the Warren Commission and all later Congressional investigating committees. See... Author To Expose Top-Secret JFK CIA Plan On TV [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00128.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN - UN Assembly Reform Vote Reflects Lack Of Consensus [1]
  • US State Dept - Legal Policy in the Twilight War [2]
  • UN - Afghanistan: Polio Campaign Targets 2 Million Kids [3]
  • Witness Against Torture - Response to President Bush [4]
  • Greenpeace - $1Bn Clean Energy Fund Not enough Says Greenpeace [5]
  • COHA - The Aftermath of Bolivia’s Gas Golpe [6]
  • US State Dept. - Op-Ed: Why Global Internet Freedom Matters [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00117.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00114.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00111.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00110.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00109.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00124.htm

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    Telecommunications: Theresa Gattung Features On Public Address - Still

    - Dear Ms. Gattung,"The" unbundling should keep the ICT industry in gossip for a few weeks as yet: over at gen-i I am sure the walls are positively pulsing with theory and rumour. I actually want to offer a word of support and some advice, but I need to start with some criticism. See... Public Address 10/05/06 - Dear Ms. Gattung [1] , Public Address 09/05/06 - Everything Broadband [2] & Public Address 08/05/06 - "Not Being Straight-Up" [3] . Scoop Audio. Listen also to this short, startling clip in MP3 Audio [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00132.htm
    [4] - http://www.publicaddress.net/assets/sm/3147/79/teresacut.mp3


    War Lies: Ray McGovern vs US Defence Sec. Donald Rumsfeld

    - Ray McGovern wasn't aiming to make Donald Rumsfeld stutter and stammer like a kid caught cheating on a test when he asked him last week why he'd lied us into a war. That was just a side benefit. Ray wants answers, and he's taking his demand to Donald Rumsfeld's house in Washington, D.C. Ray McGovern Is Going to Rumsfeld's House [1] MORE COVERAGE:

  • Larry C. Johnson - Ray, You da Man! [2]
  • David Swanson - WaPo Attempt to Defend Rumsfeld Against McGovern [3]
  • Not In Our Name - Rumsfeld's Bad Day In Atlanta [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00156.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00124.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00105.htm


    Immigration: Charles Shaw Attends Chicago Immigrant Demonstration

    - The worm, as they say, is turning. Last Monday witnessed the largest political demonstration in Chicago's history, and the second march of 400,000 or more people I have participated in within the last two years. See... Photo Essay: Chicago Immigrant Rally [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00151.htm


    Spooks: Scoop Looks Behind The Goss Gloss

    - If the New York Times is correct, John Negroponte and Michael Hayden are hell bent on shifting critical analytical functions from the CIA to some other part of government (perhaps a stand-alone entity). If true, the death knell for the CIA is sounding, and an important national security capability will disappear if they are permitted to institute this madness. While right-wing crazies, convinced that the CIA is part of an elaborate plot to undermine the Bush administration, will celebrate this pyrrhic victory, sane Americans should hit the panic button. See… Whither the CIA? [1] FULL COVERAGE:

  • Undernews - Goes Behind The Goss Gloss [2]
  • Larry Johnson - Why Did Goss Resign? [3]
  • William Rivers Pitt - : Going Nukular [4]
  • Mark G. Levy - The FBI Busts Goss, Wilkes & GOP Spy Industry [5]
  • US Congress Reps - Shirlington Limo. Investigation Sought [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00147.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00145.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00126.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00127.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00125.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00116.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • M. Shahid Alam - Muslims America Loves [1]
  • Bernard Weiner - How to Keep Democrats From Blowing the 06 Election [2]
  • William Fisher - Defending the Indefensible [3]
  • Narconews - The Media Boycott Against the Other Campaign [4] , LA Times Reporters Jump on the Coffin of 14-Yr-Old [5] & Coverage of Atenco Violence & Solidarity Actions [6]
  • Kamala Sarup - The Biggest Threat To Nepal's Democracy [7]
  • Between The Lines - Use of Tactical Nukes Could Kill 100s Of 1000s [8]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn: Bush Setting up Attack on Iran [9]
  • Abdelnasser Rashid - Poem: The Definition Of Occupation [10]
  • Damien Chettri - King's Initiative Essential For National Unity [11]
  • W. David Jenkins - UQ Wire: 911 Table Scraps and Lies [12]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00160.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00158.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00157.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00143.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00144.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00155.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00150.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00149.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00146.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00142.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00141.htm

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    Health: Hodgson Commits Govt To Removing Inequalities In Health -

    Only a fortnight ago an alarming series of studies highlighted the inequalities evident amongst Maori in heart disease; child injury; and lung diseases. The elimination of inequalities will always be a central concern to this Labour-led Government. To know whether we are achieving our goal of reducing inequalities in health – as in other arenas of social policy – rigorous monitoring is required. See... Hodgson: Launch of Decades of Disparity III [1] ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Decades of Disparity III Bad News for the Govt [2]
  • NZ First - Decayed Decades A Sorry Story [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00192.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00194.htm


    Telecom Leak: State Services Commission Hot on the Case

    - The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, today released the Terms of Reference for his inquiry into the disclosure of classified information about the Government's Telecommunications Stocktake Review to Telecom. Mark Prebble has appointed the State Services Commission's Chief Legal Advisor, David Shanks to initiate the inquiry on his behalf. See... Inquiry Into Disclosure of Telecom Review Info [1] ALSO:

  • National - Investor confidence rocked by Telecom move [2]
  • National - National wants evidence unbundling will work [3]
  • Rural Women NZ - Submission on applications for regulated bitstream [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00198.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00186.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00188.htm


    Justice: Bar Association vs McCully vs Arnold

    - I have just read the piece that you have posted on your website expressing strong and critical views about the performance of Terence Arnold during his tenure as Solicitor General and also his fitness to be appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. On behalf of the New Zealand Bar Association, I wish to place on record that your views are not shared by the Bar as a whole... Letter to Murray McCully re: Terence Arnold [1] ALSO:

  • Murray McCully - www.mccully.co.nz: Arnold Unfit For Appeal Bench [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00145.htm


    Broadcasting: Alternative Media Grills Maharey Over Kiwi FM -

    Today on RDU98.5FM Mornings, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey confirmed that: Canwest will sell advertising on the Public-owned frequencies that it has been gifted by the Government. Canwest will be able to broadcast another commercial product on the current KiwiFM frequencies. Canwest’s Radioworks will sell advertising on KiwiFM without the kind of limits applied to National Radio or the B-Net. See... Canwest profits from Government giveaway [1] ALSO:

  • National - Minister can’t play favourites on radio stations [2]
  • Pulzar FM - Govt Dumps on Small Radio Station, Again [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00141.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00144.htm


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  • NZ Govt - Appointments to Film and Literature Review Board [1]
  • NZ Govt - Lotteries Commission Reappointments Announced [2]
  • NZ Govt - Number of beneficiaries continues to tumble [3]
  • NZ Govt - National must state its broadband policy [4]
  • NZ Govt - Hodgson announces midwives training programme [5]
  • Labour - Government delivers certainty for Otaki workers [6]
  • National - Treaty money can’t hide Labour’s ‘go-slow’ agenda [7]
  • National - Moratorium on waiting list cull - National [8]
  • National - Corrections fess up - Minister must do the same [9]
  • National - Still waiting for Barker’s apology [10]
  • National - Big pay rises for CYF bureaucrats [11]
  • National - Taxing Times [12]
  • National - National right behind farmers [13]
  • National - Dealing with Treaty issues crucial for growth [14]
  • Green Party - Greens want broader inquiry on pepper spray use [15]
  • Green Party - Treaty funding boost to rip off Maori [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00172.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00171.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00167.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00143.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00140.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00175.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00166.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00164.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00163.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00162.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00161.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00158.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00156.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00155.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00160.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00174.htm

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