June 9th 2007


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EDITORIAL: Climate change: don't spoil a good story with facts

NATIONAL SECURITY: How to fight global terrorism

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Kevin Rudd attack on Howard comes unstuck

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Nuclear power, ethanol can cut CO2 emissions

PRIMARY INDUSTRY: Wheat industry win, but final outcome uncertain

OPINION: Caving in to predatory big business

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Workplace relations and human asset-stripping / The Tampa victory revisited / Another tinsel turkey for Auntie / Show and tell

DRUGS POLICY: Drugs must be a federal election issue

CHINA: Beijing's crackdown ahead of Olympics

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Can we afford to ignore the Middle East?

MEDICAL ETHICS: Intentionally deformed ... for her own good?

EDUCATION: Intact family the single most critical factor in academic success

THE WORLD: Poland - front line in the culture wars

OBITUARY: Polish-Australian Stan Gotowicz a man of many parts

Howard Government's 'generosity' disputed (letter)

Apology for error (letter)

Why families can't afford a home (letter)

CINEMA: Family - the necessary refuge for sinners

BOOKS: MENACE IN EUROPE: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, by Claire Berlinski

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Apology for error (letter)


by John Morrissey

News Weekly, June 9, 2007
Sir,

It has been pointed out to me that my article, "Howard's cash benefits for families" (News Weekly, May 12, 2007), contained an error [the Web version has been corrected - ed].

In researching the family assistance literature, I misunderstood Family Tax Benefit B as being paid per child rather than per family, as is the case.

Although the brochure is ambiguous, the department website makes it quite plain.

Amended figures for tax-free extra income are thus $12,103, $7,147 and $8,199 respectively for the three family scenarios.

I apologise for having misled News Weekly's readers.

John Morrissey,
Hawthorn, Vic.




























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