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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Scoop Satire: Auditor-General Thought Processes Remix
Questions Of The Day:
Recommended Audio:
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Crime: Govt Moves To Stamp Out Money Laundering & Terror Financing
Media: Clint Brown Resigns
Justice: Why Murky Asylum Laws Make Criminals Of The Innocent
Foreign Affairs: Fiji Government Threatened By Military
MeNZB: "Shocking" Documentary Airs On Norway, NZ Vaccine Programmes

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Investigation Into Break Down Of Timor-Leste Society Reported
Vote Begins On Latin American/Caribbean Security Council Vote
UN Audio News:
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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Scoop Satire: Auditor-General Thought Processes Remix

In his report on advertising expenditure in the 2005 election funded by Parliamentary Services, the Auditor-General helpfully supplies a decision-making flowchart used when determining the legality of particular pieces of advertising. While this is a very fine thing, whether such a simple process can be so robust is a matter of debate... I therefore propose the following, which, while giving much the same results, more fully reflects generally-held beliefs about the Auditor-General's reasoning. See... Hood: Auditors-General Decisions-Making Proposal [1] Debate On Validating Legislation:

  • Greens - Fitzsimons Speech: Validating Legislation [2]
  • Maori Party - Harawira Speech: Appropriation Bill [3]
  • Maori Party - Flavell Speech: Appropriation Bill [4]
  • Libertarianz - Libz Declares Banana Republic Day [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00265.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00323.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00330.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00331.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00201.htm

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    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 17 October 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00324.htm


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:


    Scoop Audio:

    Scoop Audio. Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: how NZ's Govt has moved to stamp out money laundering. Also, 700 Telecom workers are likely to lose their jobs before Christmas; and Kiwis' daily bread is about to be baked to a Govt recipe!

    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Crime: Govt Moves To Stamp Out Money Laundering & Terror Financing

    - Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove today released the third and final discussion document on proposals to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. "New Zealand's stable financial system makes it attractive for international criminals to deposit funds here and then move the money to other jurisdictions, so we must not be a weak target," he said. See... Proposed Framework To Prevent Money Laundering [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00328.htm


    Media: Clint Brown Resigns

    Clint
Brown - TV3 confirmed today that it has accepted the resignation of its Sports Presenter, Clint Brown. “We wish to acknowledge Clint’s significant skills as a sports broadcaster, and thank him for his 17 years of very loyal service to TV3. Clint Brown is a passionate New Zealand sports fan, and he has been at the forefront of some of New Zealand’s biggest sporting moments,” said TV Works Chief Operating Officer, Rick Friesen. See... Statement From TV3 & Clint Brown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00352.htm


    Justice: Why Murky Asylum Laws Make Criminals Of The Innocent

    Thomas
Yadegary - David Hall writes that the case of Thomas Yadegary, an asylum seeker who has been detained in Auckland Central Remand Prison since November 2004, is a good illustration of just how murky and complex the realm of asylum policy is. As such, there are rarely straightforward solutions to the difficulties that asylum seekers present to the nation they arrive in. There are, however, compromises that are more tolerable than others. See... Yadegary: Between a Rock and a Hard Place [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop News - Cunliffe Explains Flip-Flop In Yadegary Case [2]
  • Editorial - Cunliffe Must Explain Flip-Flop Over Asylum Seeker [3]
  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [4] Selwyn Manning and 95bFM's Simon Pound discuss: How Immigration Minister David Cunliffe has refused to help asylum seeker Thomas Yadegary (who is banged up in Mt Eden Prison) even though he promised while an MP to seek refuge for him. Irony abounds in this case, the more so the more you investigate it!


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00263.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00121.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00177.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Fiji Government Threatened By Military

    Winston Peters - Foreign Minister Winston Peters today said he was disappointed by comments from Fiji's military commander, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, calling on the Fiji government to "resign or else." "New Zealand is very concerned about the Commander's threats that he will overthrow the legitimate government in Suva if it does not do what he says," Mr Peters said. See... Peters regrets Fiji military statements [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Link - Resign or else - Fiji Times Online [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00318.htm
    [2] - http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=50017


    MeNZB: "Shocking" Documentary Airs On Norway, NZ Vaccine Programmes

    - At the same time while Norwegian authorities were paying compensation to vaccine victims, the same vaccine was exported to New Zealand and used on small kids. To say it nice, they enlisted hundreds of thousands of small kids into a gigantic experiment, says Jan Helge Solbakk, professor in medical ethics. 1988 started the largest experiment ever conducted on Norwegian population. 180,000 school teenagers were used as test subjects in the largest Norwegian vaccine trial ever. It lasted from 1988 to 1991. See... Norway MENZB Doco: Exported Controversial Vaccine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00257.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Successful year for New Zealand Customs [1]
  • Public Warned To Take Care With Light Bulbs [2]
  • Handcuffs could have prevented death [3]
  • Pacific Is Leaders take a stand against poverty [4]
  • The Te Puke Princess leaves Idol [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00283.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00325.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00178.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00177.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00150.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    Investigation Into Break Down Of Timor-Leste Society Reported

    - Timor-Leste’s then interior and defence ministers and defence force chief acted illegally in transferring weapons to civilians during the violence that shook the small South-East Asian country early this year and should be prosecuted, according to a United Nations report on the crisis released today. See... UN Tables Inquiry Report Into Timor-Leste Violence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00388.htm


    Vote Begins On Latin American/Caribbean Security Council Vote

    - A non-permanent seat on the Security Council remains up for grabs as the United Nations General Assembly resumed voting today in the contest to fill the place allocated to the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States. See... Member States Resume Voting On Non-Permanent Seat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00385.htm

    UN Audio:

    Scoop Audio. UN Marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty - UNRWA Says Sanctions Are Impoverishing Palestinians in Occupied Lands - General Assembly Committee Debates Declaration on Indigenous Issues - SPECIAL FEATURES: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Caribbean nations to table a resolution in the General Assembly on the Bicentenary of the act abolishing the slave trade.


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Global - UN Staff ‘Stand Up’ Against Poverty [1]
  • Global - New climate compact to combat global warming [2]
  • Africa - Eritrean Troops Move Into Security Zone [3]
  • Sri Lanka - Annan Deplores ‘Appalling’ Suicide Bombing [4]
  • Africa - Treatment of Bushmen Slammed [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00386.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00387.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00384.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00383.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00379.htm

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