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National Radio 7.30am Bulletin

East Timor – Tertiary Policy – Incis Breakdown – Peter Ellis – Ferry Emergency – Pinochet

EAST TIMOR: NZ Troops begin moving into East Timor today. It is expected to take two days to move all. Defence Minister Max Bradford will ask to borrow new radios for the troops from US Defense Secretary William Cohen. Meanwhile APCs begin loading in Wellington.

TERTIARY POLICY: Labour’s Tertiary Education policy is expected to be announced today and is expected to include interest free loans. The cost of the policy will be $700 million over three years.

INCIS BREAKDOWN: Computer specialists have been repairing police computers all around the country after INCIS computers all broke down yesterday.

PETER ELLIS: Peter Ellis says he is delighted with the response of Winston Peters to a call for a Commission of Inquiry into the prosecution at the Christchurch Civic Creche.

FERRY EMERGENCY: The Maritime Safety Authority is continuing an investigation into yesterday’s Cook Strait Ferry emergency.

PINOCHET: Chile is to take court action in the International Court of Justice to overturn the Spanish courts ability to prosecute former dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

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