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Published: Wed 1 Nov 2006 04:40 PM
Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary
POLITICS HEADLINES:
Feature: Why Fiji's Military Believes It Ought To Threaten Its Govt
Local Government: Rates Inquiry Panel Announced
Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary Says It's Now Unsafe To Send Him To Iran
GE: Greens Oppose Field Trials Of Insect-Resistant Brassicas
Political Ads: Nats Claim Billboard Declined Due To Fear Of Govt
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Feature: Why Fiji's Military Believes It Ought To Threaten Its Govt

Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji's military commander be taken seriously? All said most definitely. What's more, all said Bainimarama had their support. Why is this so? See... Scoop Feature: Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Instability [1]
ALSO:Scoop Report - NZ PM Calls For Fiji Military Boss To Stand Aside [2] Scoop Report - Scoop Report: Fiji PM Fails To Oust Military Chief [3] NZ Govt - Peters urges Fiji commander to stop threats [4]


Scoop Audio:
[5] Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: How Fiji's government appears to have lost control of its military after its PM Qarase ordered the military chief to be sacked.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00028.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00003.htm
Local Government: Rates Inquiry Panel Announced
New Zealand First is pleased that having secured an independent rates inquiry, the government has worked with us to deliver an independent high calibre inquiry panel and a robust terms of reference, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. "The calibre of David Shand, Graeme Horsley and Dr Christine Cheyne speaks for itself and bodes well for both the independence and the rigor which we hope to see applied to this critical issue." See... Rates Inquiry Details - Prospect of Real Change [1]
ALSO:NZ Govt - Local Government rates inquiry details announced [2] NZ Govt - Independent Inquiry into Local Government Rates (Terms of Reference) [3] National - Public get only limited voice on rates inquiry [4] National - Rates inquiry to cost at least $8,300 a day [5] Greens - Greens welcome rates inquiry announcement [6] ACT - Terms At Last For The Invisible Rates Inquiry [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00016.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00020.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00022.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00030.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00019.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00024.htm
Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary Says It's Now Unsafe To Send Him To Iran
Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that Amnesty International has conducted a U-Turn on the Thomas Yadegary asylum-seeker case after discovering new information suggesting that if New Zealand deports him it will be in breach of its international human rights obligations. Also, both the U.S. State Dept and the UN General assembly cite concerns about Iran. See... Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case [1]
ALSO:Global Peace And Justice Auckland - 1 November – Labour Government’s Day of Shame [2] No Right Turn - No Right Turn: Two Years Is Still Too Long [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00024.htm
GE: Greens Oppose Field Trials Of Insect-Resistant Brassicas
An application to field test genetically engineered broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and forage kale must not proceed, the Green Party says. Health and Safe Food Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says it is clear that the purpose of the planned field tests at Lincoln is to prepare to grow the crops commercially. See... NZ's GE-Free status at risk [1]
ALSO:ERMA - ERMA receives GM test application [2] GE Free NZ - NZ Shooting Self in the Foot If GE Trials Allowed [3] Soil and Health Assn - Brassica trial crazy [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00002.htm
Political Ads: Nats Claim Billboard Declined Due To Fear Of Govt
National MP Bill English says vicious attacks on critics by Helen Clark and her Labour-led Government have led to Wellington Airport turning down a National Party billboard as it was too politically sensitive. The party is today erecting two billboards – one on SH20 in Auckland and one on Main North Road in Christchurch.See... Climate of fear causes airport to ban billboard [1]
ALSO:NZ Govt - National continues negative campaign [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00029.htm
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:
NZ Govt - NZ Troops in Afghanistan Transfer From US to NATO [1] NZ Govt - Ticket scalping for major events to be banned [2] NZ Govt - Conference a chance for positive focus on youth [3] NZ Govt - David Parker Speech: The end of cheap oil [4] National - Beachheads programme making little impact [5] National - NZ Inc: No analysis, no consultation [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00008.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00004.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00026.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00010.htm
POLITICAL COLUMN:
Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics - 1 November 2006 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00006.htm
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