December 8th 2007

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Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: After the landslide: the challenges ahead

CULTURE: Dealing girls a raw and racy deal

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Has the Liberal Party any future?

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Can Australia avoid an economic downturn?

WATER: Vehement opposition to permanent water-trade

QUARANTINE: Horse flu inquiry exposes AQIS's abject failure

NATIONAL SECURITY: We have met the enemy, and he is us

STRAWS IN THE WIND: The WHY and HOW of Labor's victory / Now for the Delphic Oracle ...

CULTURE: Dealing girls a raw and racy deal

SCIENCE: People will marry robots, scientist predicts

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: Abortion link to pre-term birth and cerebral palsy

MEDICINE: Dolly's creator abandons therapeutic cloning

OPINION: William Wilberforce's lessons for us today

Bad economics (letter)

Ten points for Kevin Rudd (letter)

DLP resurgence (letter)


BOOKS: PRINCE OF THE CHURCH: Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911, by Philip Ayres

BOOKS: CONJUGAL AMERICA: On the Public Purposes of Marriage, by Allan Carlson

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resurgence (letter)

by Peter Kavanagh MP

News Weekly, December 8, 2007

At this election, the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) stood Senate candidates in states other than Victoria for the first time in well over 30 years.

DLP candidates in several states did surprisingly well. It seems that DLP Senate candidates will gain more than 50,000 votes in NSW, much more than the Democrats and more than double the vote of Family First, for example.

On a percentage basis, DLP candidates in WA and SA are not far behind. These results were achieved with minimal resources and very limited time, and suggest that there is significant potential for a DLP national resurgence.

On Saturday night Senator Bob Brown claimed that the Greens' vote of less than 18 per cent in Tasmania is the highest ever received by a third party in Australia. Your readers should know that, in fact, the DLP received 19.1 per cent of a state vote in 1970, and this was for Victoria, not Tasmania.

Peter Kavanagh MP,
DLP Member for Western Victoria.
Parliament House,
Melbourne, Vic.

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