November 20th 2004


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Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: George W. Bush's new direction

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Latham in denial over election loss

EDUCATION: Dr Nelson's new inquiry into school literacy

ESPIONAGE: Did a Soviet spy penetrate ASIO?

SECRET SERVICE: Lest we forget - a life in the shadows

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Old Moore's Almanac / Twilight of the false gods / Abortions, holocausts, and death-wishes

OPINION: Memo, Mark Latham: It's the family, stupid!

ABORTION: Speaking up for the unborn

CLIMATE: Global warming bombshell - hockey-stick plot used modified data

Why we must decentralise now (letter)

Errors about AQIS (letter)

Iraq war (letter)

Bush's Iraq war 'unlawful and immoral' (letter)

US Elections and abortion (letter)

No mandate for Howard Government (letter)

Left's hypocrisy (letter)

Standing for the DLP (letter)

BOOKS: HOW TO KILL A COUNTRY: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States

BOOKS: GETTING ON TRACK: A Business Plan for Australia

BOOKS: THE PYJAMA GIRL MYSTERY, by Richard Evans

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Left's hypocrisy (letter)


by Brendan Rowswell

News Weekly, November 20, 2004
Sir,

The hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze me.

Just months ago, gay-rights activists were lobbying for the Federal Government to support homosexual marriage legislation, and now they claim that issues of morality, such as abortion, should not be raised by members of parliament.

If 100,000 old-growth trees were destroyed each year, or 100,000 baby dolphins were killed, the left would be in uproar; but when men such as John Anderson and Tony Abbott, the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of this country, protest at the deaths of 100,000 Australians, they are dismissed as religious fundamentalists.

It appears that the left's idea of free speech is one which pertains to homosexuals, trees and dolphins, but not the defence of human life.

Brendan Rowswell,
Beaumaris, Vic




























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