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Victims Rights – Fiji Coup – Aids Stats – Morgan Fahey – Working Visas – Haka Trademark – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Fiji Coup

VICTIMS RIGHTS: The Dominion leads today with a report that victims will be given the right to tell courts whether sex offenders names should be made public, Justice Minister Phil Goff said yesterday.

FIJI COUP: The front-page photo shows George Speight’s driver pointing to a bullet hole in his bosses car. An accompanying report says Fijian soldiersfired around 20 shots yesterday when vehicles carrying rebel leader George Speight and his backup team drove through a checkpoint in Suva – the military said.

Also on the front page:

- AIDS STATS: a report that almost half of the people reported to be infected with HIV in the first quarter of the year – 11 out of 24 – were infected through homosexual conduct overseas, the Aids Epidemiology Group said yesterday.

- MORGAN FAHEY: a report that the crown will seek a longer jail term for convicted sex offender Morgan Fahey;

- WORKING VISAS: a report that the Government plans to double the number of visas granted to young people wanting a working holiday in New Zealand;

- HAKA TRADEMARK: a report that members of Wellington’s Ngati Toa iwi have applied to trademark Te Rauparaha’s haka – the haka performed by the All Blacks.

Inside Political Headlines:

- NZ to continue Solomons rescues;
- Immigration office in Suva expecting rush;
- Army identified as priority, says PM;
- Strengthening of victims’ rights welcomed;
- Restorative justice seen as costly “fad”;
- Call for more public input on Employment Relations Bill;
- Coalition partners make-up;
- Milosevic, sympathisers not welcome – Goff

EDITORIAL – FIJI COUP: Smart sanctions used to limit the damage of the Fiji coup.:



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