October 28th 2006

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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Media laws: dramatic change or maintaining status quo?

EDITORIAL: Water trading: what it's all about

TECHNOLOGY: Beijing bid to steal Australia's secret military technology

TRADE: The fate of Australian agriculture under globalisation

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: East Timor: the Cubans are coming

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Kofi and friends, Obituary wars, Skills shortages and literacy shortages

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: New strategy needed for global security, prosperity

SPECIAL FEATURE: What globalism is doing to 'Middle America'

EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH: Embryonic stem cells: fraud and fairy tales

ENERGY: Hot rocks: is geothermal heat the way ahead for power generation?

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: North Korean nuclear test: implications for Middle East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Empowering women: Israeli bid to curb Islamist extremism

Kyoto protocol (letter)

Queensland election (letter)

Margaret Whitlam (letter)


BOOKS: THE DEATH OF ADAM, by Marilynne Robinson

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Margaret Whitlam (letter)

by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, October 28, 2006


I was pleased to see such a strong public reaction to Margaret Whitlam's catty comments about the fact that Prime Minister John Howard and his wife hold hands in public.

Mrs Whitlam and her husband would not be aware of the fact that she (Margaret) has the distinction of being married to the most disastrous prime minister Australia has ever suffered.

Also she's probably jealous, not getting the chance to hold her husband's hand, because Gough has spent his whole career walking down lovers' lane holding his own hand.

Frank Bellet
Petrie, Qld.

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