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1: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

2: Big News: Taking The Piss

Who was the “dickhead” that organised tomorrow’s National Penis Day? An AIDS Foundation gimmick, the point of it all is to provide a fun way to promote a serious issue, men’s health - particularly men’s sexual health according to AIDS Foundation Executive ...

3: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 4 September

1. PAUL ADAMS to the Minister of Justice: Is it the Government's policy to support the multi-agency approach adopted in Taranaki to combat the supply of alcohol to those aged under 18 by retailers, parents and other adults?

4: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

5: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base

6: Questions For Oral Answer - 3 September 2002

1. Rt Hon. WINSTON PETERS (Leader--NZ First) to the Minister of Immigration: How does New Zealand's health screening of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants for HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases compare with other migrant receiving countries?

7: Bloody Protest at Aust. Refugee Detention Centre

Curtin detention centre, in Australia's remote north-west, was the scene of riots at the weekend, and the authorities are still trying to calm the situation down. As the press and media people don’t have access to cover the inside situation, the ...

8: NZ First MPs Anti-Tanczos Statements Cretinous

The Mild Greens say Parliament's conservative anti-cannabis MPs, such as NZ First's Craig McNair, are demonstrating pig-ignorance about criminalisation-related harm, and the legitimate case for cannabis law reform.

9: AIDS Foundation Strikes Problem with Billboard

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation today expressed exasperation that it was being blocked from erecting billboards that feature (non-erect) men’s penises to mark National Penis Day this coming Thursday 5th September. Foundation Executive Director, Kevin ...

10: ZZZzzzttt Feedback

In This Edition: Incorrect Headline - David Millar Offline - Try Living In Israel - Bill English Criticises Fathers - Think Again Bill And Co – Bill English Needs Educating

11: Maiden Speech - Don Brash

like so many others, as I got to understand more of the world my views changed. As Winston Churchill once said "If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain." ...

12: Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney

HEADER NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have compiled a list of relevant questions on 9/11 taken from a recent post asking DUers to list their favourites. In addition, some DUers provided lists of questions posted on other sites which I have included here. ...

13: Remember your member on the 5th of September!

With National Penis Day looming tomorrow, the AIDS Foundation is reminding media of key points about the campaign and the day:

14: Struggle Against Coca Cola Company in Kerala

Coca-cola Company in Plachimada, Kerala has devastated the Livelihood Resources of the Tribals, Dalit Landless, Small and Marginal Farmers of the State of Kerala.

15: UQ Wire: The Complete 9/11 Timeline

This timeline dispels the notion that theorists on 9/11 are working on the basis of supposition and prejudice, it shows clearly that unanswered questions relating to 911 are probably the most vital issue currently facing the people of this planet.

16: Greens Get It Wrong Again

In Parliament today, Green MP Sue Bradford asked the Minister of Social Services and Employment,' What is the Government doing to end regional and ethnic disparities in the delivery of the Special Benefit?'

17: Obscene Films Have No Place In New Zealand

New Zealand First MP Peter Brown has encouraged the Film and Literature Board of Review to ban the controversial films ‘Baise Moi’, ‘Visitor Q’ and ‘Bully’.

18: Applications Sought For PTEs

Private Training Establishments are being invited to apply for additional funding to teach programmes next year that fill important niches in New Zealand’s tertiary education system.

19: A Lot Of Mouths To Feed

New Zealand's taxpayers have a lot of mouths to feed according to statistics contained in the State Services Commission briefing papers to incoming Ministers released today. The National Party spokesperson on State Services, Murray McCully says the papers ...

20: Maiden Speech - Brian Connell

Some years are special. This one's been special for me. Last New Year's Eve, I said to my wife Simone: "This year we're going to really see some changes." I meant changes on the farm we'd bought in Chertsey, and some alterations to our ...

21: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

22: ncy On Broadcasting Standards Authority

Dr Bronwyn Hayward has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity in children's and educational media, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today.

23: Have you got a hand on it? - National Penis Day

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation would like to know what’s up

24: Heather Roy: Maiden Speech

I stand here today proud to be the 80th New Zealand woman to be admitted to this House of Representatives. Many of the women who have preceded me, particularly those early pioneers, have been women with great courage and passion and despite personal ...

25: Sandra Goudie Maiden Speech

For all those who are in this House today, I congratulate you and look forward to working with you - or against you - for the betterment of our great little nation. Agreeing on the "how" is the ongoing challenge.

26: State Services Briefing To Minister Released

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today released the briefing paper provided to him by the State Services Commissioner.

27: WSSD Statements: Korea, Macedonia

H.E. Choi Sung-hong Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea

28: SPCS Submission On Baise-Moi

My introduction is by way of appeal to the Board to act to ensure that this pernicious production is either substantially cut or banned because the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good.

29: High Court action underway

Child, Youth and Family is this afternoon taking High Court legal action to halt the further sale of assets by Northland’s Te Hauora O Te Tai Tokerau (THOTT) and to freeze the trust’s bank accounts, says Social Services and Employment Minister ...

30: Cullen Speech to Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Thank you for coming today. New Zealand and the United States are, in the words of Secretary of State Colin Powell, “very, very, very good friends”.

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