September 21st 2002


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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Iraq: America's dilemma

EDITORIAL: Is there an answer to recurrent drought?

Singapore-style super scheme: interest stirs in ALP

AGRICULTURE: Cane farmers reject sugar package

Straws in the Wind: Boat opponents / The house that Don built

Indonesia: Who are the terrorists in West Papua?

COMMENT: Australia-US free trade: MAI through the back door?

Washington trade deal (letter)

Telstra sell off (letter)

Child abduction: parents beware (letter)

Community banks expand (letter)

Character in public life (letter)

REGIONAL AFFAIRS: East Timor: the challenge ahead

Media ownership and control: the next step

UNITED STATES: Greenspan hoists the white flag on economic policy

DOCUMENTATION: Can Professor Trounson's statements be trusted?

ASIA: The Philippines: no cause for optimism

BOOKS: Radical Students: The Old Left at Sydney University

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Character in public life (letter)


by Sean Duffy

News Weekly, September 21, 2002
Congratulations on publishing the excellent comment by Bill Muehlenberg on the importance of character in public life. (News Weekly, July 27, 2002)

To paraphrase Mr Muehlenberg, there are some who have argued that the disclosure of politicians' private lives is not in the public interest. However, such a position infers that the integrity required of our elected representatives is not compromised by infidelity to the more fundamental and long-term commitment of marriage.

Yet in the aftermath of the Kernot-Evans revelations, I am not aware of any other commentator who has made public the sorts of observations that have been put forward in this journal. What does that say about the media?

Sean Duffy,
Eight Mile Plains, Qld




























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