December 16th 2000

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CANBERRA OBSERVED: Queensland Labor sinks in electoral rorts

POINT OF VIEW: A Christmas reflection

QUARANTINE: AQIS caught out in apple documents

WA POLITICS: WA election - can the Court Government survive?

VICTORIA: Bracks' fading honeymoon with voters?

SNOWY RIVER SCHEME: Snowy River diversion - Governments' hidden agenda

A History of North Melbourne C.B.C. Released

AGRICULTURE: Imports threaten $55 billion agricultural market

Letter: Medicare

CULTURE: Where to now in the Culture Wars?

Straws in the Wind

COMMENT: Mission possible? Restoring the Lucky Country

EUTHANASIA: Holland's death wish


Japan outlaws human reproductive cloning

Letter: The banks

Letter: The 'Reith Affair'

Letter: 1900 telephone sex lines

Letter: GST propaganda bill

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Letter: 1900 telephone sex lines

by Dr. Arnold Jago

News Weekly, December 16, 2000


In 1999 the law was changed so that people wishing to access 1900 telephone sex lines must "opt in" by signing a written agreement.

This has resulted in the industry going virtually out of existence.

For example, the Sunshine Coast Daily (Queensland) reveals that "the local industry fell from 1.5 million calls to just ten subscribers" under the new laws.

Gone also will be those offensive late night ads on TV. Congratulations to the federal government for, on this occasion, doing something constructive for Australian families.

Dr. Arnold Jago
Mildura, Vic

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