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The National Business Review – September 10

Timor War Threat - TVNZ Walkout Averted - Rambuka To Amnesty - POLL: Close The Winebox - And a Summary Of Analysis And Comment

The National Business Review – September 10

APEC: TIMOR WAR THREAT
The threat of war with Indonesia hangs over Apec as world leaders make it clear rapid military action involving New Zealand troops looms if the Indonesian government fails to rein in its maverick generals. While Foreign Affairs Minister Don McKinnon refused to spell out the level of New Zealand military involvement, up to 500 troops could be on their way to a war zone within days. Trade talks, now almost totally highjacked by the worsening East Timor crisis, fell into disarray yesterday.

APEC: TVNZ WALKOUT AVERTED
A staff walkout threatening Television New Zealand’s role as Apec host broadcaster was narrowly diverted on the eve of the summit. The Engineering Printing & Manufacturing Union and the Public Service Association said negotiations had broken down after months of lobbying for pay increases for their combined 300 members. Using the leverage of a major global event, the union with 180 staff in various jobs, including technical staff working on Apec coverage, had threatened to strike today.

RABUKA ADDRESSES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
The leader of Fiji’s two military coups in 1987, Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka, will present the inaugural address at Amnesty International’s Freedom Foundation dinner in Auckland on October 4. He will explain the motivation behind his illegal seizure of power and his decision to accept a non-racial constitution a decade later – a decision that ultimately cost him his job as prime minister.

OPINION POLL: CLOSE THE WINEBOX
Most people think it is time to shut the wine-box for good, the latest National Business Review-Compaq poll has found. Asked about the inquiry 58% said it was time to let the issue die, while 33% said the inquiry should be reopened. The survey was taken between August 26 and August 30, a week after the release of a High Court judicial review which overturned key findings of commission of inquiry head Sir Ronald Davison.
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ANALYSIS & COMMENT
Why Maori are poor – Law lecturer Mike Ross explains why the collective property culture fails to create wealth
Caretakers in charge – Political columnist Molesworth argues the government has gone into election mode with no one in control
Indonesia turns pariah state
Foreign policy analyst Stuart McMillan argues sanctions may prove last-resort weapon over an East Timor bloodbath
Economic historian Neville Bennett reveals how hedge fund speculators are targetting the enfeebled kiwi dollar
Economist Gareth Morgan urges curfew for teenagers to curb their nighttime bad behaviour

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