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The Independent, 13/9/00

Front page:

a.. Australian Tax Office is gunning for income earned by all "non-resident earners" at the Olympics, including sponsorship, interview and other payments to athletes, journalists, media minders, photographers, and others going to Australia solely to work at the Olympics. Problems with enforcement predicted;

a.. Waltus investor bail-out latest twist in saga of the now-merged property investment group;

a.. Fletcher Challenge and Eldercare have agreed to out of court negotiations over the insider trading claim brought by Eldercare and thrown out by the High Court. The parties are said still to be far apart;

a.. TVNZ/Sky co-operation over broadcasting parliamentary questions signals a rapprochement following their falling out over awarding of delayed broadcast rights for All Blacks tests by Sky to TV3; Elsewhere in the paper:

a.. Complaint against the Auckland District Law Society to the Commerce Commission over attempts to invoice members for a book it is promoting;

a.. "Vexatious litigant" John Collier is back in court again;

a.. Committee working on a good faith bargaining code is struggling to meet its October 2 deadline;

a.. Statutory manager for IMI Pacific is reassessing pursuing a civil suit against two directors of the defunct company, following their arrest last week at the instigation of the Serious Fraud Office;

a.. Food exporters believe the Government is close to setting up a new mega-ministry to administer food regulations;

a.. Alexandra gets $21.6 million in compensation for repeated flooding, $6.8 million of it from Contact Energy, the rest from the Government;

a.. Assessment of the recently departed chairman of Enza, John McCliskie - visionary leader or hide-bound statutory monopolist? a.. Worldwide shortage of fibre-optic cable is constraining three companies' plans to establish broadband networks in NZ.


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