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1: Sludge Report #71 – Old Mother Hubbard’s Budget

Question: Why are we spending more on new computers for the Department of Work and Income than we are on protecting our children by implementing the Judge Mick Brown report?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00150.htm


2: One Law For All - The Steven Wallace Killing

The background contents of this report titled 'One law for all' was compiled by Advantage Advocacy and appears at http://www.advantageadvocacy.co.nz/docs/report.html on the Internet. The reports author is DERMOT GREGORY NOTTINGHAM. The report was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00140.htm


3: BUDGET SUMMARY – Highlights and key points

- Spending is at its lowest level as a proportion of gross domestic product since 1977.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00489.htm


4: Keith Rankin: Business Handouts

Nobody really cares that the Government has spent slightly more than it planned to spend this financial year (to June 2001). Indeed there appears to be widespread if understated support for an expansionary fiscal policy to be outlined in today's budget. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00147.htm


5: Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family

An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the R18 ‘Sexpo’ is attempting to change the sex ‘industry’ image ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0008/S00035.htm


6: Scoop Images: Budget 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00151.htm


7: Senator Switches Teams, Undermines Republicans

U.S. Republican Senator, James Jeffords, 67, of Vermont looks step to make history in a party switch from the Republicans which would strip the GOP of its Senate control and curtail President Bush's ability to pass legislation and place conservative judges ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00149.htm


8: Big News: Demilitarisation Of The Sally Army

Well, there’s the old joke: how many Salvation Army Officers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: change, what’s change?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00141.htm


9: BUDGET SUMMARY – Investing in people

Education - $30 million over four years for an early childhood education equity funding initiatives and $18 million to improve adult literacy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00488.htm


10: DOC’s Kaikoura Disaster - No Law For DOC

DOC’s Kaikoura Disaster Demonstrates One Law For Fishermen And No Law For The Department

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00485.htm


11: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


12: ACT Wishes Warehouse-Westpac Well – Slams Anderton

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that it was great news that The Warehouse is forming a joint financial services venture with WestpacTrust Bank to provide retail financial services through The Warehouse’s 74 stores nation-wide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00480.htm


13: Sludge Report #70 – Hope's Chance - Ariel's Ask

Israel’s leader Ariel Sharon has now – according to reports (See above link) - ordered his troops to stop firing – except where it is necessary to protect human life. The Palestinians, unsurprisingly, do not believe him.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00146.htm


14: Sludge Report #68 – Who Is Terrorising Who?

Is it more terrifying to be killed by a suicide bomber or by a tank-shell, or by a bomb, or by a bullet as you drive your car to work? Does any means of violent death make you more dead than the other?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00129.htm


15: BUDGET SUMMARY – Economic Transformation

- $100 million seed capital investment fund in partnership with the private sector to assist the development of innovative high-tech businesses and increase of $11.6 million in direct research funding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00490.htm


16: BUDGET SUMMARY - Protecting New Zealand

Justice and Corrections - $22 million over four years to begin implementation of the new sentencing and parole regime. - $7 million over four years on treating alcohol and substance abuse and on programmes aimed at repeat disqualified drivers. - $500,000 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00487.htm


17: 'State Theft Finished In Five Years,' Say Libz

Consistent with their work ethic, Libertarianz have released their alternative budget exactly one day ahead of Michael Cullen. "But unlike Michael's budget," points out Libertarianz Finance Spokesman Tim Sturm, "ours shows that we can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00104.htm


18: What's In The BUDGET For Research And Innovation?

The Government has announced its 2001/02 Budget today. It includes some significant new investments in research, science and technology.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00107.htm


19: Greens Show Naivete On Broadcasting

The Green Party's opposition to splitting BCL from TVNZ shows naivete, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00481.htm


20: Scoop: Just Politics (Budget 2001 Special)

New Law “Significant Milestone” In Local Govt Reform - Warehouse Bank: Shame On Jim For Attacking Private Enterprise - TVNZ/BCL Split – Creating A Climate For Political Interference - One Law For Fishermen And No Law For DOC - Farmers Losing Confidence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00153.htm


21: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm


22: Fitzsimons Votes With Lee

Jeanette Fitzsimons tonight abandoned her electorate's wish by voting with the Government and ensuring the Whitianga Waterways problem won't be quickly resolved, National's Caretaker MP for the Coromandel Lindsay Tisch said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00475.htm


23: Local Authority Electoral Laws Changes

Local Government Minister Sandra Lee says Parliament has approved important changes today to local authority electoral laws, so some of the provisions can take effect in time for this year's local body elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00482.htm


24: For Police, Call 'None None None'

Today's Budget will do little to address understaffing and low morale in the New Zealand Police Force, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00538.htm


25: Government Offer Enough To Freeze Fees

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is today calling on tertiary institutions to accept the funding increase offered in the government budget.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00048.htm


26: Company Tax – The Budget’s Achilles Heel

The one message business should have heard in today’s Budget was a signal for a cut in company tax to match our competitors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00207.htm


27: Sludge Report #66 – Steven Wallace’s Last Words

Depending on whether you follow the Police version of events, or those of other eye-witnesses to the shooting of Waitara youth Steven Wallace on April 30th 2000, there are variant versions of just what Steven Wallace’s final words were.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00122.htm


28: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –23 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Celia Lashlie – Yelashgate – Usury – Yelashgate – Foot and Mouth – Yelashgate – Sunday Star Times Gets It Wrong – Australian Budget – Tibet – Tertiary Funding – Northland – Poverty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00142.htm


29: Greens Oppose BCL Split-Off

The Green Party will not support any moves to separate off TVNZ's profitable arm BCL and other revenue generating commercial operations, and believes it is time for the Government to do a complete re-think of its broadcasting policy, Green party ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00476.htm


30: Scoop: Top Scoops (Budget 2001 Special)

BUDGET 2001: Over-cautious, Spendthrift - Sludge - BUDGET 2001: Summary - For the complete BUDGET 2001 PRESS KIT and full coverage - BUDGET 2001: Early Reaction - BUDGET 2001: The Green Budget - Keith Rankin: A Just Tax Cut

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00152.htm

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