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Top Scoop Stories - 14 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 14 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Australia Budget: JP Morgan Says Federal Budget Offers No Surprises + Australia Govt Budget - Delivering Our Commitments + Budget buries Renewables as if it was Dirty Coal

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Election 2008: Russel Norman IV - The Cost Of Being Green
Disasters: New Zealand Extends Sympathy After China Earthquake

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employers: PPCS Proposes Slaughter Of Oringi Plant + Oringi meat works closure + Work And Income Supporting Oringi Workers

WORLD:

Earthquake China: UN Ready To Help Victims Of Deadly China Quake
Food Crisis: International Task Force On Global Food Crisis Opens New Website
Myanmar: Without More Aid, Burma Faces Second Catastrophe
Biotechnology: Thousands Gather For Meeting On Biosafety Treaty

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Another Supreme Outrage - Polite Fascism Contracts The Right To Vote
Middle East: Yasmine Ryan Reports On Beirut's Latest Nightmare

LIFESTYLE:

<Arts: Auckland To Show Off Organs To World
Culture Vulture: La Boheme - Ghetto Chic At The NBR Opera
Plastic Arts: Minister Paints Picture Artist Resale Royalty
Child and Youth Issues: Putting New Zealand Charities In The Limelight


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LEAD STORY

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Australia Budget: JP Morgan Says Federal Budget Offers No Surprises - JP Morgan Reports that Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan's maiden Budget delivered what was expected, including a mammoth budget surplus which, thanks to the mining boom and the boost to company tax receipts, is the biggest for nearly a decade (as a share of GDP). The Treasurer hinted pre-Budget that there would be few surprises and he delivered - this was a "rabbit-free" Budget. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00168.htm
[3] - http://budget.australia.gov.au/
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00185.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/8037.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8041.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/8038.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00189.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00229.htm


Election 2008: Russel Norman IV - The Cost Of Being Green - Al Gore's climate change made saving the planet look like such a cool lifestyle option - but the bills have now begun to arrive, and that's taking some of the sheen off being green. Last Friday, Gordon Campbell talked about the costs and benefits of being Green with the party's Co-Leader Russel Norman. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-interviews-russel-norman/


Disasters: New Zealand Extends Sympathy After China Earthquake - Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen today extended New Zealand's sympathy to China following a large earthquake which has affected the country's central region. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00205.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00189.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/7992.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employers: PPCS Proposes Slaughter Of Oringi Plant - PPCS is proposing to close its Oringi sheep and lamb processing facility near Dannevirke. PPCS Chief Executive Keith Cooper said the proposed closure was part of the company's right-sizing programme. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00212.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00197.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00188.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/8002.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/7995.html


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WORLD

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Earthquake China: UN Ready To Help Victims Of Deadly China Quake - A UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team alert was sent out yesterday to alert China that the world body is ready to help if needed, Elizabeth Byrs of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA) told reporters. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00162.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00157.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00158.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00159.htm


Food Crisis: International Task Force On Global Food Crisis Opens New Website - After holding its first meeting this week in New York, the new international task force on the global food crisis, which is chaired by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has opened a new website to provide updates on its activities. More >> [1]

EARLIER/RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00155.htm


Myanmar: Without More Aid, Burma Faces Second Catastrophe - Unless more access to Myanmar is granted to allow aid to flow more quickly to victims of this month's deadly cyclone, a second catastrophe could result, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. More >> [1]

MORE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00161.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00160.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00146.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00142.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00130.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00131.htm


Biotechnology: Thousands Gather For Meeting On Biosafety Treaty - More than 3000 participants from 147 countries have assembled in Bonn, the former German capital, for the start of a week-long meeting on how to improve their commitments to ensuring the safe use of modern biotechnology as outlined under a UN-backed treaty. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00163.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Another Supreme Outrage - Polite Fascism Contracts The Right To Vote - They wear their robes but leave the hoods off, the polite justices of the Supreme Court. They write decisions then issue them in a formal setting, behind the columns of a capitol monument, with a history that confers a dignity not deserved. The Court ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00179.htm


Middle East: Yasmine Ryan Reports On Beirut's Latest Nightmare - So Lebanon is to be once again sacrificed on the alter of fuzzy geostrategic objectives. There are of course local enablers - on both sides - acting under the influence of their foreign backers. Yasmine Ryan unravels the complexity of Lebanon affairs... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00161.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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<Arts: Auckland To Show Off Organs To World - Around 100 organists will be in Auckland 30 May -1 June for a Congress. This is your chance to hear some of the city's finest organs played by German organist and Music Director Hayko Siemens. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00148.htm


Culture Vulture: La Boheme - Ghetto Chic At The NBR Opera - On a cold Saturday night the prospect of a couple of young waifs falling in love and one of them passing away due to poor insulation seemed quite plausible. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00181.htm


Plastic Arts: Minister Paints Picture Artist Resale Royalty - Legislation that seeks to ensure a fair economic deal for artists and provide enhanced protection of their intellectual property, has today been introduced to Parliament. The Bill would establish a royalty payment scheme for artworks resold on the secondary art market. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00208.htm


Child and Youth Issues: Putting New Zealand Charities In The Limelight - Stacey Jones and Alison Mau are two of many people putting the heart back into business. That's one of the key aims behind Limelight, a new nationwide online business and community directory service that provides direct benefits for Kiwi charities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00135.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 14 May 2008

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