December 15th 2001

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Articles from this issue:

Editorial: The Advent of Christmas

TESTIMONIAL: News Weekly - a variety of ideas and points of view

Canberra Observed: After the election: new look for both sides

BIOETHICS: There is no scientific need to clone embryos

Adult stem cell breakthrough

National Day of Action over banks' job cuts

Straws in the Wind: Insiders, celebrities and Tic-Tac men

Western Australia: Gallop's drug 'compromise'

Media: Parliamentary press gallery poll predictions

Letter: Roots of terror

Letter: History repeats?

Letter: Reinvention

Letter: Patrol boats

Letter: Doing what's right - Mary Whitehouse CBE

United States: Torture, assassination and the Death of God

Comment: Economic policy: how they got it wrong

TRADE: After Qatar: Australia’s limited options

BOOKS: 'Gallipoli', by Les Carlyon

BOOKS: 'Language and the Internet', by David Crystal

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Letter: Reinvention

by Tony O'Brien

News Weekly, December 15, 2001


John Styles summation of the Democrat leader’s reaction to the events on election night (NW, December 1) left something unsaid.

Natasha is in the unfortunate historical position of guiding a nihilist party through a transitional phase in Australian politics.

Consequently, Natasha is a prophetess lacking prophecy, in fact a revolutionary without revolution.

Maybe, Natasha can re-invent herself as a Labor shadow frontbencher. A Green perhaps?

Tony O'Brien,
Melbourne, Vic

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