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A Victory For Democrats, As Hand Recounts Allowed
Scoop Is In The House
Conscience Directs Labour MPs Across The Floor On Property Bill
Feel Like Being Married? You Soon Will
Standing Room Only In Sludgegate Trial
Donald Shows The Limits Of His Compassion
The Myth Of South Auckland
Scoop Satire: Easing The Transition To British Rule
Kiwis Willing To Pay More Tax To Help Needy
Families Receive Medals For Deceased Soldiers
Public Servants Need Better Pay
Interim PM Admits Fiji Was On Right Track Before Coup

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A Victory For Democrats, As Hand Recounts Allowed

- The Florida Supreme Court has just delivered a 42 page judgement concerning the outcome of the Florida State Presidential Election holding that the hand recounts currently underway will count in the Presidential race. See... NEWSFLASH: Florida Court Allows Recounts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00133.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Airways Radar Dispute – Super Investment Policy – IRD Call Centres – Widening of Closing Gaps Policy – Workplace Opportunities – NCEA – Employer Drug Testing – Digital TV – Sports Scholarships – Minimum Wage. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00132.htm


Conscience Directs Labour MPs Across The Floor On Property Bill

- Three Labour MPs voted against the inclusion of defacto relationships in the Property Relations Bill last night with the crucial vote passing by a majority of just four. See... Majority On Property Relations Bill Slimming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00130.htm


Feel Like Being Married? You Soon Will

- The committee stages of the Property Relations Bill have been debated in Parliament. National Youth Affairs spokesperson Simon Power says young people in what the Government deems to be de facto relationships could be caught in a marriage trap under the bill. See... Young people caught in Govt's marriage trap [1] . Tony Ryall’s views are similarly critical, see... Property Bill Should Be Sent Back [2] and Govt MPs Don't Understand Impact Of Bill [3] . RELATED: - LAW SOCIETY - Response to Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill [4] - SLUDGE - Sludge Report #41 - A Festering Scab Of A Bill [5] - YOUNG NATS - Compulsary Marriage Act A Trap For Young People [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00370.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00364.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00377.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/3c/ac/200011171759.89f06031.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00095.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00088.htm


Standing Room Only In Sludgegate Trial

- The Sludgegate trial - which yesterday saw the Court room changed because it was standing room only for Chisholm's supporters - saw approval today for admission of TV cameras to the trial; Adrian Chisholm's Barrister Chris LaHatte outlining the causes of action upon which he will be relying on in this case; and arguments about admission of 'whistleblower' evidence which shows clear evidence of malice. See... Sludgegate: Cameras, Causes, And Whistle Blowers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00086.htm


Donald Shows The Limits Of His Compassion

- Rod Donald, co-leader of the Green Party, is a very compassionate man - but his compassion has definite limits. See... The Limits to Green Compassion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00150.htm


The Myth Of South Auckland

- Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis said today that it is time to stop the sloppy and inaccurate use of the words “South Auckland” to describe the geographical area south of Auckland City, which is actually Manukau City. See... Use Of ‘South Auckland’ Label Criticised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00061.htm


Scoop Satire: Easing The Transition To British Rule

- Thank you for letting know about the revocation of our national governance license. We welcome her majesty's concern for our welfare. See... American Reply to the Revocation of Independence [1] . See also... Notice Of Revocation Of Independence [2] and Notice Of Revocation Of Independence - NZ Version [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00128.htm


Kiwis Willing To Pay More Tax To Help Needy

- New Zealand is a more caring society than Australia and Britain, and Kiwis are prepared to pay more tax to help those in need, according to a Reader’s Digest poll presented by Father Des Britten at the Wellington City Mission today. See... Caring Kiwis Would Pay More Tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00064.htm


Families Receive Medals For Deceased Soldiers

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today presented New Zealand Memorial Crosses to the families of three New Zealand soldiers who died while serving in East Timor. See... PM Presents Medals To Families Of Soldiers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00394.htm


Public Servants Need Better Pay

- Improved pay and conditions must be central to the ‘immediate and urgent’ rebuilding of the public service, says PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff. See... Pay Central To Public Service Rebuilding – PSA [1] and PSA Delegates Conference - Trevor Mallard [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00383.htm


Interim PM Admits Fiji Was On Right Track Before Coup

- Fiji was headed in the right direction before 19 May, admits interim regime Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. See... It was ok before 19 May, Qarase admits [1] . See also Laisenia Qarase's speech... Launch of Council For Reconciliation And Unity [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00179.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00177.htm


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