Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search


Petitions, Reports And A Bill

A petition concerning the health effects of mobile phone towers was received when Parliament resumed at 2pm today.

Fiona Kidman and 314 others petitioned that the House of Representatives review the National Environmental Standard on Telecommunications 2008 to consider consultation with the community, resource consents and health effects relating to cell phone towers.

Amongst the reports tabled were the Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust, Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2011 (E.69) and the
Government Response to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Report on New Zealand's relationship with India.

The Draft Statement of Intent of the Auditor General 2012 to 2015 was presented

Select committee reports were presented on the:

2010/11 financial review of Transpower New Zealand Limited as reported by the Commerce Committee

Crown Entities Reform Bill (332-2) as reported by the Government Administration Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Transport as reported by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Crown Law Office as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee

Inquiry into the appointment of a Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment as reported by the Officers of Parliament Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as reported by the Primary Production Committee

2010/11 financial review of Land Information New Zealand as reported by the Primary Production Committee

2010/11 financial review of Animal Control Products Limited, and AsureQuality Limited as reported by the Primary Production Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Parliamentary Counsel Office as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Education Review Office as reported by the Education and Science Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Education and of non-departmental appropriations for Vote Education as reported by the Education and Science Committee

The Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Bill was introduced.

** is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Troubled Aftermath Of Scotland’s Independence Vote

A week can be a very long time in Scotland’s 300 year struggle for independence. The “No” vote last week that seemed to end the cause of Scottish independence for a generation, has turned out to have had an enormous fish hook attached, especially for the British Labour Party… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The West’s Existential Crisis About What To Do With Putin, And The Islamic State

Say one thing for Russian President Vladimir Putin. At least he’s given NATO a purpose in life. Right now, that consists of being something that Barack Obama and David Cameron can hide behind, point at Putin, and say : “Go get him, tiger.” Just what NATO is supposed to do about Putin’s armed advance into eastern Ukraine is less than clear. But there is a lot of “steely determination” around in high places. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The US Foreign Policy Somersaults Over Syria And Iran

Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military advances of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, one remarkable aspect of this war has barely been mentioned. More>>


Daphne Lawless: The Whale Oil Leaks: Anti-Politics From Above

As we go to press, the election campaign has been turned upside down by a new book by investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Dirty Politics is based mainly on a leak of 2 gigabytes of emails and Facebook messages from “Whale Oil”, the vicious ... More>>


Branko Marcetic: When John Key Was Concerned About Dirty Politics

If Nicky Hager needs some support in the midst of a whirlwind of government criticism for his allegations of “dirty tricks” by the National Party, he may find one unlikely ally – John Key, six years ago. More>>

Jim Miles: Israeli War Crimes In Gaza

Israel reveals its true colours and true aspirations every time it attacks Gaza (or any other self-perceived enemy) as being the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, even to the degree - as the references above indicate - to the act of genocide. More>>

David Swanson: Top 9 Reasons To Stop Bombing Iraq

1. It's not a rescue mission. The U.S. personnel could be evacuated without the 500-pound bombs. The persecuted minorities could be supplied, moved, or their enemy dissuaded, or all three, without the 500-pound bombs or the hundreds of 'advisors' (trained ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Comedian’s Death: Robin Williams And The Virtues Of Suicide

The Grim Reaper never runs out of converts. Put another way, death never gets his full due. Comedians do not figure well in this – they are particularly attractive targets in the business of death. More>>

Suzan Mazur: "Oomph" & Origin Of Life At Hydrothermal Vents

The notion that life originated in hydrothermal vents was for a long time a sleepy area of scientific inquiry because the vents first found, known as 'black smokers,' were way too hot and acidic. But in 1989, Michael Russell, a British geochemist who ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news