September 10th 2005


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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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Profits for the people (letter)


by Alan Barron

News Weekly, September 10, 2005
Sir,

The Prime Minister was as proud as punch to announce the sale of the remaining 51 per cent of Telstra for around $30 billion.

Seeing that this telco is owned by each and every Australian, the proceeds of the sale should go to each and every citizen, and not be used to fund the public servants' super gravy train.

In my view, each Australian is entitled to receive around $1,500 when Telstra is finally privatised.

Alan Barron,
Grovedale, Vic.




























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