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Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

The Top 20 Rating items on Scoop yesterday were…

1: New Direction For State Services Commission

State Services Minister Simon Upton has announced a major change of direction for the State Services Commission. The announcement is the key element of a major re-assessment of monitoring within the core public sector that has already seen new arrangements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00134.htm


2: Hobbs offers alternative to National voters

Labour Wellington Central candidate Marian Hobbs said she will campaigning vigorously for local votes from National Party supporters in light of the almost certainty of National pulling out of the Wellington Central race.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00131.htm


3: Arm Sales To Indonesia – Principles for Pragmatism

Britain, still selling arms to the Indonesian government, must immediately suspend all further contracts and cancel the invitation to an arms fair later this month. Are world leaders sacrificing principles for pragmatism? John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00037.htm


4: Hot Heads In House On East Timor

Prior to today's Questions for Oral answer members of all major parties, and Foreign Affairs Minister Don McKinnon, made statements on the situation in East Timor and the upcoming APEC summit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00042.htm


5: Wanganui with Windows

Long overdue answers to written questions put to the Minister of Finance are confirmation that Incis is nothing more than 'Wanganui with Windows', Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00132.htm


6: HARD NEWS Who Needs Lotto When You're Michael Fay?

(Scoop Advisory: Scoop is delighted today to welcome a new columnist to the site. Russell Brown, a freelance writer for IDG, The Listener and Unlimited Magazine should be well known to readers. His HARD NEWS column is broadcast on radio 95bFM in Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00027.htm


7: East Timor: We Must Keep Hope Alive

As the forces of chaos gather strength in East Timor APEC faces its greatest challenge. Scoop's Alastair Thompson argues we owe it to the people of East Timor not to give up hope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00041.htm


8: Labour Surge, Alliance Slump in Latest Poll

Today’s Herald DigiPoll shows Labour surging further ahead to 43.8 per cent, up seven points from National on 35.7 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00032.htm


9: Soapbox 51: Taking the future seriously

Political parties are chattering about the `knowledge-based economy' phrase, but is their heart really in it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00039.htm


10: Statement to Parliament by Rt Hon Don McKinnon

The Government condemns in the strongest terms the violence that has broken out in East Timor. The initiative of President Habibie’s Government to not only bring democracy to Indonesia but resolve the East Timor issue, which we have welcomed and worked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00139.htm


11: Questions Of The Day On East Timor

APEC And East Timor - Slaughter In East Timor - Indonesia's Attendance At APEC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00044.htm


12: Impact Of APEC On Auckland Extended

The organisers of next week's APEC Leaders' Meeting have warned Aucklanders to prepare for a longer than expected impact on city traffic. The APEC Task Force says many of the visiting leaders have indicated they will now leave Auckland on Tuesday 14 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00013.htm


13: Prebble To Reveal Labour's True IR Policy

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today Labour had given binding commitments to the trade union movement on industrial relations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00128.htm


14: UN Provides Bait For East Timor Disaster

Events over the past week have now brought the true situation in East Timor into the open, and in the process the innocence and naiveté of the wider international community has been harshly exposed. Scoop's Alastair Thompson analyses the latest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00020.htm


15: Lockwood's APEC Diary

APEC Diary for this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00138.htm


16: Failure to name election date 'petty'

The Government's failure to name an election date is petty politics at its worst, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00117.htm


17: House: The Lord Of The Rings Amendment

Following the completion of the Government's centrepiece legislation for this session - producer board reform - MPs moved to tax legislation including a special provision to clarify the tax position of the Lord of The Rings film production.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00024.htm


18: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 7 September

Today's questions for oral answer include several on the worsening situation in East Timor. Scoop will post paraphrased answers to the questions following question time in the Headlines wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00137.htm


19: Have Your Say On East Timor Crisis

Want to have a say on the East Timor crisis? Courtesy of Peace Movement Aoteroa Scoop lists a number of contact fax numbers for: Bill Clinton, President Habibe's, the Indonesian Defence Minister, John Howard, Jenny Shipley, Kofi Annan etc....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00040.htm


20: Finally a fair workplace relations policy

Labour’s employment relations policy would right many of the wrongs of the past nine years by redressing the imbalance of the Employment Contracts Act and by encouraging collective organisation and good faith bargaining.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00041.htm

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