Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Carol Stigley – Sex Offenders – Taffy Hotene – Child Safety – Faulty Tyres – Plane Crash – East Timor – Indonesia – Serbia – Tourism Strategy – GE Commission

CAROL STIGLEY: The President of LGNZ has admitted that she did not tell the whole truth earlier this week concerning payments made to Carol Stigley on her departure.

SEX OFFENDERS: The Justice Minister Phil Goff says there needs to be a better method for managing sex offenders in the community.

TAFFY HOTENE: The Minister of Corrections Matt Robson says that questions have been raised about anti-violence programmes attended by murderer and rapist Taffy Hotene inside prison.

CHILD SAFETY: The Commissioner Of Children will seek assurances on the safety of children taken into care in the Wairarapa as a result of police investigations into the death of a toddler.

FAULTY TYRES: The Bridgestone company is to recall millions of tyres because they have been implicated in a series of fatal accidents.

PLANE CRASH: Several people have been called in a collision between two light planes in the US.

EAST TIMOR: An Australian Soldier has died in East Timor as a result of the accidental discharge of a weapon.

INDONESIA: Indonesian President Abdurrachman Wahid has handed over day to day governing decisions to his deputy Megawati Sukarno-Putri.

SERBIA: Two Canadians and two Britons have plead not guilty of terrorism in a Serbian court.

TOURISM STRATEGY: The Government will this morning announce a nine strong team to implement a national tourism strategy.

GE COMMISSION: The Royal Commission into GE will today begin hearing 250 applications from interested parties who want the power to cross-examine witnesses.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Fatuous Defence: Australia’s Guided Missile Plans

Even in times of pandemic crises, some things never change. While Australia gurgles and bumbles slowly with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are other priorities at stake. Threat inflators are receiving much interest in defence, and the media ... More>>

Richard S. Ehrlich: Cambodia's Hun Sen Feels Politically Vaccinated

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen received his AstraZeneca vaccination shot, he suddenly felt invulnerable and vowed to rule indefinitely. Hun Sen is already one of the world's longest ruling prime ministers, confident his successor ... More>>

Reese Erlich: Foreign Correspondent: My Final Column?

I’m dying. It’s not easy to write these words. But it’s true. More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Brawling Over Vaccines: Export Bans And The EU’s Bungled Rollout
The European Union has been keeping up appearances in encouraging the equitable distribution of vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19. Numerous statements speak to the need to back the COVAX scheme, to ensure equity and that no one state misses out... More>>

Jennifer S. Hunt: Trump Evades Conviction Again As Republicans Opt For Self-Preservation

By Jennifer S. Hunt Lecturer in Security Studies, Australian National University Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. On the fourth day of the impeachment trial, the Senate verdict is in . Voting guilty: ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

International tribunals tend to be praised, in principle, by those they avoid investigating. Once interest shifts to those parties, such bodies become the subject of accusations: bias, politicisation, crude arbitrariness. The United States, whose legal and political ... More>>