February 22nd 2003


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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Getting a grip on Japan

EDITORIAL: Kiwibank: lessons from NZ

CANBERRA OBSERVED: NSW Liberals in the spotlight as election looms

WATER: Farmers' water rights at risk in the Murray-Darling Basin

Sugar Summit held in Brisbane

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Destruction of wealth / Negative gearing

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Free trade: where do we stand?

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Protests in Fremantle

Deregulation and growth (letter)

Iraq and Zimbabwe (letter)

Time to get serious about Australia (letter)

QUEENSLAND: Dangers in Qld Nats' move to become 'relevant'

NORTH KOREA: Is time finally up for dinosaur regime?

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Time to get serious about Australia (letter)


by Des Duffy

News Weekly, February 22, 2003
Sir,

Congratulations on the recent article by Ken Aldred on Australia's defence focus (NW, January 25), and Mr Jensen's letter on the ridiculous attitude of the Federal Government to the destruction of Australian industries, aided and abetted by this same Government.

The irresponsibility towards the welfare of Australia seems to go back to an empty-headed Boyer lecture by Bob Hawke.

The public instead of being deluded by our sport culture should be directed towards the real world, and as a nation, we should "grow up". As a nation, we are being served infantile drivel.

Des Duffy,
Nunawading, Vic




























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