August 7th 2010


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EDITORIAL: Implications of the Labor-Green preference swap

POLITICAL PARTIES: Greens declare war on non-govt schools

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Christians launch the Canberra Declaration

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Julia Gillard's dwindling policy options

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: A future fund to secure Australia's prosperity

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE: The PPL assault on the family: a solution

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Timorese leaders reject Gillard's asylum scheme

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Wikileaks points to Pakistan, Iran support for Taliban

TAIWAN: Could China trade pact reduce cross-strait tension?

ESPIONAGE: The unreported history of intelligence wars

CULTURE AND CIVILISATION: The heritage of Western civilisation

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: Saying yes to heterosexual marriage

OPINION: What Julia Gillard really thinks about men

SCHOOLS: Gillard's dumbed-down, PC approach to geography

Labor using dodgy tactics (letter)

Accessories to murder (letter)

What usury really means (letter)

The DLP and Stalinism in the ALP (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: The gathering storm.

BOOK REVIEW: THE MANCHURIAN PRESIDENT: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists

BOOK REVIEW: THE NEW VICHY SYNDROME: Why the West is lost

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Labor using dodgy tactics (letter)


by Alan Barron

News Weekly, August 7, 2010
Sir,

Last week, I received in my letterbox a leaflet which contained purported quotes from Tony Abbott and the local Liberal candidate for my electorate, Sarah Henderson, in which they supposedly said that politicians were not paid enough.

Leaving aside the fact that politicians are indeed underpaid, when compared to the millions paid to corporate executives, the leaflet did not identify the political party which published it.

On closer inspection, in microscopic type in grey faint print, I found the leaflet was authorised by one Nicholas Reece. After conducting a Google search, I discovered that he was the state secretary and campaign director of the Victorian branch of the Labor Party.

If the Labor Party hasn't the courage of its convictions to place its name clearly and visibly on its political advertising, then why should I trust them? This is very dodgy and simply is not good enough.

Alan Barron,
Grovedale, Vic.




























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