Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Fiji Coup: Commonwealth - McKinnon - Speight - Solomon Islands: CMAG - Agreement - Middle East Peace - Helen Clark On Parental Leave - Vets Strike - False Alarm Fees - Auckland Murder

FIJI COUP - COMMONWEALTH: Fiji Has been suspended from the Commonwealth's decision making councils. The move is similar to that taken against Pakistan last year. Following a meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Group in London a delegation of ministers will travel to Fiji immediately.

FIJI COUP - MCKINNON: Don McKinnon says Fiji may face full suspension from the Commonwealth if democracy is not restored.

FIJI COUP - SPEIGHT: Rebel leader George Speight says while his supporters are willing to die for the cause there will be no attack by the military. The number of supporters of the coup in the Parliamentary compound has fallen to around 150 from 1500 last week.

SOLOMON ISLANDS - CMAG: The special meeting of the Commonwealth Action Group also condemned the coup in the Solomon Islands. CMAG called for an immediate return to the rule of law.

SOLOMON ISLANDS - AGREEMENT: An agreement has been reached in the Solomon Islands which will lead to the withdrawal of the letter asking for the PM's resignation. The normal constitutional process will now be followed. The High Commissioner says he hopes commercial flights will be restored soon.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE: Middle East peace talks have made progress. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet in Washington next week to make concrete progress on a peace deal by September.

HELEN CLARK ON PARENTAL LEAVE: The PM Helen Clark has said it has never been suggested that employer funded parental leave was Government policy.

VETS STRIKE: A meat industry spokesman has warned that up to 20,000 workers may need to be suspended if MAF vets continue to disrupt meat processing. Brian Lynch says that any further disruptions might lead to suspensions.

FALSE ALARM FEES: The fire service is considering doubling the penalty on building owners for false alarms. The fine could be doubled to $1000. The Fire Service doesn't want to make money a spokesman says, if the building owners won't upgrade their alarm systems then they will just have to pay.

AUCKLAND MURDER: Police in Auckland have launched a homicide inquiry after finding a woman's body in the Glen Innes reserve last night. The reserve has been cordoned off.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our History Of Selling Out The Kurds

For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… More>>

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 And Looking Ahead

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog