February 21st 2009

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Valuable contributions (letter)

CINEMA: The Wrestler grapples with life's big problems

CHINA: Chinese unrest in face of massive job losses

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Can Rudd save Australia from the global slump?

CULTURE: The other side of the ledger

OBITUARY: Fred Schwarz, Cold Warrior, friend of Ronald Reagan

UNITED STATES: Supreme Court contributed to global financial crisis

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Parenting not something to outsource / Diversity fanatics threaten charities

Anti-rural campaign (letter)

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Coalition differences over Rudd stimulus

Deregulation of wheat (letter)

LABOUR AND JUSTICE: The worker in Catholic social teaching, by Gavan Duffy

NATIONAL SECURITY: Secret Saudi funding of Australian institutions

ENERGY: How Australia can become fuel self-sufficient

TERRORISM: The two faces of Eve - nature, nurture or Islam?

EDUCATION: Non-government schools give parents better value

GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: Obstacles on the road to economic recovery

Bushfires blamed on global warming (letter)


EDITORIAL: Bushfires: when will we ever learn?

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Valuable contributions (letter)

by Peter Kavanagh MP

News Weekly, February 21, 2009

In my talk at the NCC national conference on February 7, I mentioned some of the people who helped to oppose Victoria's Abortion Law Reform Act 2008.

Upon reflection, I realised that I did not acknowledge the great help given to me (and to some other MPs) by Babette Francis and Charles Francis QC, both of whom did a lot of excellent work against the bill.

Babette and Charles Francis certainly deserve recognition for their very valuable contributions.

Peter Kavanagh,
Democratic Labor Party (DLP) MLC for Western Victoria,
Parliament House,
Melbourne, Vic.

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