Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


The Dominion

LOTTO CHAIR MAY GO: The job of Lotteries Commission chairman Geoff Thompson hangs in the balance over the resignation of the Commission’s chief executive’s $400,000 salary.

PAROLE MAY BE TROUBLE: A mentally ill man who was jailed for robbery and not given the help the judge ordered will instantly reoffend if the Parole Board frees him, his lawyer says.

TELECOM BACK OUT: Telecom is backing out of its school sposorship programme which used to inject $9 million a year into schools.

LOTTERY SALARIES: The top 15 staff at the Lotteries Commission receive $2.2 million per year in salaries.

EMPLOYMENT CASE: Departing Lotteries head David Bale may have a good case for constructive dismissal, a Wellington lawyer says.

ANSETT: Ansett cancelled 48 flights yesterday as their pilots called in sick – apparently too stressed over contract negotiations to fly.

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE DIES: The government killed the Alliance’s Paid Parental Leave Bill last night – 60 votes – 58.

ACT TAX CUTS: ACT will re-extend the failed tax cut deal if part of a new government.

TRADE: Fisheries Minister John Luxton met his Japanes counterpart yesterday but didn’t mention the embarrassing Tuna Court Case.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news