February 14th 2004


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COVER STORY: Australia-US free trade agreement: free trade or fair trade?

EDITORIAL: Bush and Iraq: the essential issues

ELECTION: How Labor outgunned the Coalition in Queensland

AGRICULTURE: Political will needed to solve dairy industry crisis

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Latham catches government on wrong foot

OPINION: Regionalism the solution to excessive centralism

STRAWS IN THE WIND : Deschooling or reschooling? / Oxbridge / Pluralism

Death ethics (letter)

Front and centre (letter)

CANADA: Exposing the myths behind 'free market' agriculture policy

ISLAM: Musharraf's ambitious quest to lead the Islamic world

Bird flu cover-up shows that change in China comes slowly

COMMENT: Is President Bush really "dumb"?

BOOKS: Divorce Law and the Future of Marriage, by Barry Maley

BOOKS: FRAUDING OF ELECTIONS? by Amy McGrath

MUSIC: Reflections for Peace, Joy and Serenity

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by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, February 14, 2004
Sir,

In the recent confrontation between canefarmers and Premier Beattie, one TV news reporter claimed that "Bob Katter was hiding behind a tree".

I have it on good authority that this was totally untrue.

Mr Katter was right up front.

Also, following Peter Beattie's self praise for his government's sugar industry policy, he made the boast that he would not walk away from it - an unfortunate turn of phrase for him.

Following these brave words, Bob Katter came toe-to-toe with him, and we saw the Premier make a swift retreat to the safety of his car and of course the police.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld




























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