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


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Rights deprivation syndrome (letter)

by Roger Kelly

News Weekly, September 10, 2005

Thank you, Bill Muehlenberg, for so clearly and succinctly articulating the case against Australia introducing a Bill of Rights (News Weekly, August 13, 2005).

Like millions of Australians, I don't feel any "rights deprivation syndrome" invading my personal territory. I don't wander through my day feeling desolated by the loss of any fundamental right at all.

It leads one to wonder what it is that motivates governments - principally those of a socialist persuasion - to introduce them.

For every right defined, another must as a consequence be removed.

There is little doubt that a change of government in Australia, at some time in the future, would see the push come back to centre stage - the Left would see to that!

Until then, I'll keep Bill's article on my desk to remind me of why I live in the best country in the world.

Roger Kelly,
Mount Pleasant, Qld.

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