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

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Wage Freeze – Health Boards Row – East Timor – Fiji Coup – Solomon Islands Peace – Israel Peace – Chile – Goldie Theft

WAGE FREEZE: The Deputy PM Jim Anderton says that if workers have to be restrained in their wage demands then so should their bosses and high income workers. As long as everyone takes a fair view workers will see that at least they are joining in a fair process, says Jim. The Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association agree with Jim.

HEALTH BOARDS: A split has emerged among Maori MPs over Health Reforms. Some want Iwi and Hapu to have a special place, Labour MP John Tamihere says this is not acceptable.

EAST TIMOR: Australian Peace-Keepers have shot dead two suspected militia members near the East-West Timor border. A correspondent in East Timor says Indonesia’s decision to close refugee camps may mean the militias disappear.

FIJI-COUP: George Speight and his rebels may be air-lifted to court in Suva shortly. Speight has been charged with three offences so far. Meanwhile the military are planning to take more rebels to the island.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: A long delayed cease-fire has been signed in the Solomon Islands.

ISRAEL: The Israeli PM Ehud Barak has suffered a setback with the resignation of his Foreign Minister David Levy and the Parliament has passed a preliminary vote in favour of early elections. Nevertheless Mr Barak appeared unperturbed.

CHILE: A Chilean newspaper has reported that the Chilean Courts have ruled 11 votes to 9 to lift Former General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet’s immunity from prosecution.

GOLDIE THEFT: The investigator into the theft says the thieves of a Goldie Painting in Auckland were professionals.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Barriers Facing Female Politicians

On the current evidence though, voters are less likely to regard a female politician as ‘likeable’ than a male one, and – even worse – this perception tends to become a barrier that only female candidates in the main, have to face. More>>

The Detail: Britain's Trump Is Now Its Prime Minister

Guardian journalist James Murray says Boris Johnson wears the hat that works, depending on what he’s trying to achieve. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Trump’s Open White Nationalism

By telling those four elected, American born and/or raised women of colour to “go home”, US President Donald Trump’s racist agenda has come out of the shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>

ALSO: