September 10th 2005


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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: The Telstra sale and economic ideology

EDITORIAL: Telstra: a better way forward . . .

SPECIAL FEATURE: The human cost of sexual exploitation (Part 1)

BIOETHICS: Review of cloning and embryo research laws

ECONOMICS: What future for globalism?

PRIMARY INDUSTRY: Pork farmers under attack on two fronts

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Revolting students / Precondition for education / Drugs and Asia / Swallow insult / Waldheimer's disease / Warning shadows

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: China frustrates Taiwan's bid to play bigger role

TAIWAN: Fostering democracies on the Pacific Rim

VIETNAM: Remembering the battle of Long Tan

CINEMA: Romantic comedy 'Wedding Crashers' lauds boys behaving badly

Competition Policy killing cane-farmers (letter)

Cornelia Rau not Australian (letter)

Elephant in the room (letter)

Profits for the people (letter)

Rights deprivation syndrome (letter)

BOOKS: The Criminalization of Christianity, by Janet L. Folger

BOOKS: SOCRATES MEETS SARTRE, by Peter Kreeft

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Elephant in the room (letter)


by Gerard Flood

News Weekly, September 10, 2005
Sir,

John Howard's dominance of Cabinet and government decision-making and agenda-setting is an unsound process, and may or will result in sub-optimal or harmful outcomes, and should be modified.

There are obvious suggestions as to why other Cabinet members are insufficiently influential in pursuit of national imperatives, and as to why the media do not feature this aspect.

I consider this issue to be the "elephant in the room" that no-one wants to mention.

Gerard Flood,
Mentone, Vic.




























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