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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
The Hollow Men: Brash Says He's Trying To Allow Book Release
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE
LATEST AUDIO
Media: Gordon Campbell Tackles The State of Modern Journalism -
Stadium: Another Waterfront Site Proposed
Election Spending: National Announces "Solution" To TV Overspend Debt
Lab Tests: Doubts Over Auckland Transition
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The Hollow Men: Brash Says He's Trying To Allow Book Release

Don Brash: "I don't think I have ever had an email from the Exclusive Brethren." [1]
The Book Don Brash Doesn't Want NZ To Read [2]

The Hollow Men: Brash Says He's Trying To Allow Book Release


Don
Brash
[3] National Party Leader Don Brash has confirmed that he has this morning had an initial brief telephone conversation with his legal counsel... "As I've said earlier, I want to see the book by Nicky Hager published so that the claims can be exposed to daylight... I am confident that there are ways in which the book can be released, even in the next few days. These are being actively explored. See... Avenues to allow book's release being explored [4]
SEE:
  • Scoop Report - Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser [5]
    - Press conference audio [6]
    - The "Hollow Men" Press Kit [7]
  • Scoop Full Coverage - The Hollow Men [8]

  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio, Transcripts and Report [9] - Brash Sticks To 2005 Story Over Brethren Contacts
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio [10] - Gleeful Cullen Surmises Key And Brash Goners
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio [11] - Kevin List on Kiwi FM discusses Nicky Hager's new book

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00369.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00417.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00417.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm#audio
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm#pk
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00405.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00369.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00386.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00401.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 22 November 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 21 November 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00410.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00402.htm


    LATEST AUDIO:

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio [1] - Scoop's Kevin List & Kiwi FM Host Wammo discuss Nicky Hager's new book " Hollow Men: A Study In The Politics Of Deception ", its subject National Party Leader Don Brash, and the similarities between modern NZ political reporting and Stalinist Russian censorship.
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio [2] - Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning speaks to Australia's Radio Adelaide from Tonga. Selwyn has details on the recent riots and what is happening now with security, investigation and rebuilding efforts.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00401.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00402.htm


    Media: Gordon Campbell Tackles The State of Modern Journalism -

    Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell was this year asked to deliver the annual Bruce Jesson lecture - "Good evening, thanks for coming. My name is Gordon Campbell, and it is my privilege tonight to present this annual lecture which, as you know, is intended to honour the life and works of Bruce Jesson. As much as anything, it was the deeds of politicians - and the media’s failure to hold them properly to account - that impelled Bruce into his life of commentary and political action." See... Gordon Campbell – Bruce Jesson Lecture [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00325.htm


    Stadium: Another Waterfront Site Proposed

    An independent report released today by Heart of the City makes a clear case for moving the national stadium east towards Bledisloe wharf, contradicting previous claims that this was not feasible. The report, co-authored by independent freight specialist Peter Carr, is very timely according to Heart of the City chief executive Alex Sweeney. See... “An inconvenient truth” Bledisloe is feasible [1]
    ALSO:

  • Greens - Hey Trev, forget rugby and think of climate change [2]
  • Eden Park - The Case for Eden Park [3]
  • NZ Institute of Architects - Stadium location must adhere to urban design [4]
  • NoMoreRates.Com - No decision on stadium until ratepayers protected [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00411.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00402.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00249.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00251.htm


    Election Spending: National Announces "Solution" To TV Overspend Debt

    The National Party has announced it will withdraw the Member's Bill enabling its GST debts to media organisations to be paid and instead make donations of media advertising time to charities. National Party President Judy Kirk announced today the party would give up its attempt to rectify the matter by legislation. See... National announces GST solution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00421.htm


    Lab Tests: Doubts Over Auckland Transition

    There are significant questions still to be answered about the future of community laboratory services in Auckland, says National's Associate Health spokesman and MP for Northcote, Dr Jonathan Coleman. Parliament's Health Select Committee today heard from Diagnostic Medlab that there are significant risks around the transition to a new community laboratory service provider by July 1 next year. See... No guarantees on Auckland community labs [1]
    ALSO:

  • Diagnostic Medlab - Research slams DHBs’ lab decision [2]
  • Labtests Auckland - Not surprised at poll result [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00416.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00091.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Anti-torture Act passed [1]
  • National - Labour's rhetoric on waste fails to match reality [2]
  • National - Growing adult cochlear waiting list needs action [3]
  • Greens - Almost 3000 voice support for medicinal cannabis [4]
  • Greens - New water reports embarrassing for Fed Farmers [5]
  • Maori Party - Labour Votes Down Worker Safety Amendments [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00406.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00401.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00403.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00419.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00418.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00413.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Peter Dunne - Peter Dunne's Leaders Letter 22 November 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00414.htm


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