March 4th 2006


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COVER STORY: NATIONAL SECURITY: The sum of all our fears - betrayal

AUSTRALIAN EXPORTS: AWB Iraq wheat sales debacle - whose responsibility now?

CANBERRA OBSERVED: RU-486 vote highlights MPs' moral confusion

EDITORIAL: Drugs: can we prevent more 'Bali Nine' trials?

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: March 18 election - personalities not policies

PUBLIC ISSUES: Reflections on the abortion wars

SCHOOLS: Time to close teacher-training schools?

ECONOMICS: UK report calls for halt to supermarket takeovers

TAIWAN: From plastic keyboards to camera phones

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Sordid message of Leunig's cartoon / The RU-486 debate / Religious beliefs

POLITICAL IDEAS: Alasdair MacIntyre and the bugbear of liberalism

Kevin Rudd for PM? (letter)

Senator Joe McCarthy's 'shameful vendettas' (letter)

Health risks with imported food (letter)

Engineers unfairly stereotyped (letter)

CINEMA: Ignorant critics slam Spielberg's latest, 'Munich'

BOOKS: CAPITALISM AT THE CROSSROADS, by Stuart L. Hart

BOOKS: SADDAM'S SECRETS: How an Iraqi General Defied and Survived Saddam Hussein, by Georges Sada

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Kevin Rudd for PM? (letter)


by M. Mitchell

News Weekly, March 4, 2006
Sir,

I do not subscribe to orthodox religion, yet I fully support what are known as Christian values.

When ABC television recently repeated the incomparable Geraldine Doogue's interview of Kevin Rudd on the Compass program's "Kevin Rudd: The God Factor" (first broadcast on May 8, 2005), I was quite charmed. Now there's a man I'd like to see as PM, I thought.

Yet Labor Party factionalism compels me to vote Liberal. Pity.

If Labor would pursue centrism, with excursions to left or right as required, it would be home and hosed, no doubt. In the same fashion, churches could regain what they have lost.

M. Mitchell,
Bairnsdale, Vic.




























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