October 23rd 2004

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Articles from this issue:

FEDERAL ELECTION 1: Behind Labor's landslide loss

FEDERAL ELECTION 2: Howard's opportunity, Labor's challenge

FEDERAL ELECTION 3: Kicking the ladders away

PRIMARY INDUSTRY: Subsidised imports threaten pork industry

PORNOGRAPHY: Internet encourages sexual deviancy: SA psychologist

THE MARRYING KIND: Men's attitudes to marriage

US ELECTIONS: Bush still ahead in Presidential race

CHINA: US, Japan concern over China's military build-up

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Your good health / Costly hospitals / Voter discontent in Germany and Switzerland

COMMENT: Why we went to war in Iraq

CLIMATE: Europe to pay Russia over Kyoto Protocol

CINEMA: The Corporation: 'Psychopathic' corporate soul laid bare

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Latest PC news flash - black child-killers absolutely OK

Cigarettes and marijuana (letter)

Lessons for Iraq in the Communist insurgencies (letter)

Contempt for the democratic process (letter)

BOOKS: God: The Interview, by Terry Lane

BOOKS: The Long March, by Roger Kimbal

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Contempt for the democratic process (letter)

by Brian Handley

News Weekly, October 23, 2004

South Australian Greens MP, Kris Hanna showed his true political colours with his outburst about voter greed and ignorance re-electing the Coalition.

The Greens' contempt for the democratic process is never far below the surface and will manifest itself whenever their agenda suffers a setback. Far from being warm and fuzzy, the political platform of the Greens is totalitarian in nature, bizarre in content and dangerous in practice.

The ignorance of which Kris Hanna speaks says more about those who are promoting and supporting their essentially anarchist political agenda. Both major parties need to stop flirting with Brown, Hanna and Co., and put the Greens last on their "how-to-vote" tickets in future elections. Hopefully, Latham and Labor have learned something from the logging fiasco in Tasmania.

Brian Handley,
Moe, Vic

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