June 14th 2003


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COVER STORY: House prices, mortgage rates to decide next election

EDITORIAL: Grave implications in mercy death case

QUEENSLAND: Premier Beattie's double standard on child sex abuse

Sugar industry survey opposes deregulation

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Old friends and new / Of bats and men / Little expected / Little people

Free trade and the USA: it isn't getting any better

COMMENT: Children already have advocates: their parents

Superannuation reform (letter)

Sir William Deane's courage (letter)

National Service (letter)

Tax cuts for families? (letter)

East Timor: a year after independence

WATER: Environmental flows could cost taxpayers billions

COMMENT: How deep is our 'killing culture'?

SOUTH ASIA: Can India, Pakistan reach an accommodation?

FAMILY: Canada sets the way on gay parenting

KOREA: Cold War flashpoint still heating up

BOOKS: Berlin: The Downfall 1945, by Anthony Beevor

BOOKS: Marriage and Modernisation, by Don Browning

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Sir William Deane's courage (letter)


by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, June 14, 2003
Sir,

It is often claimed that Sir William Deane shows great courage in speaking out on political matters.

It takes no courage at all, if you are well aware that the media will totally agree with your point of view. Also, would his supporters claim him as their champion, if he constantly spoke out against the Labor Party?

Frank Bellet
Petrie, Qld




























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