March 5th 2011

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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Labor pounces on divisions among Liberals

HEALTH CARE: Public hopes dashed by Gillard health 'reforms'

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE: Gillard's pseudo-PPL scheme a malign charade

PUBLIC WORKS: The urgent need to build new dams

COVER STORY: Planned Parenthood's activities finally exposed

EDITORIAL: Arab political turmoil: what's cooking?

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Obama reaps whirlwind in the Middle East

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Can we avoid a second global financial crisis?

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Business leaders call for national investment fund

REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY: Children's right to know their genetic parents

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: Medical cover-up of fetal pain perception

TASMANIA: Euthanasia and assisted suicide back on the agenda

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Bible banned at citizenship ceremonies

OPINION: The failure of multiculturalism

Brisbane dams fiasco 1 (letter)

Brisbane dams fiasco 2 (letter)

Legalising abortion (letter)

BOOK REVIEW: THE TROUBLE WITH CANADA... STILL! A Citizen Speaks Out, by William D. Gairdner

BOOK REVIEW: WHERE MEN WIN GLORY: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer

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Brisbane dams fiasco 2 (letter)

by Edward Coonan

News Weekly, March 5, 2011

Contrary to Patrick J. Byrne's claim in his article (News Weekly, February 5), the Wayne Goss Labor Government never attempted to build the Wolfdene Dam south of Brisbane.

All the ground work and expenditure of a few million dollars had already been completed by the previous National Party Government.

When Labor won the election, they scrapped the dam project for political reasons after a strong campaign was launched by the people whose properties had been resumed.

This is not a criticism of Mr Byrne's article, as I totally concur with the opinions in the articles that News Weekly publishes.

I have been a strong supporter of the NCC for many years. It's a pity that governments don't take more notice of your suggestions.

Edward Coonan,
Tallai, Qld

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