September 18th 2010

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EDITORIAL: Gillard sweeps Greens into power

CANBERRA OBSERVED: One outside shock could topple Gillard Government

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Green menace we must mobilise against

WATER: A solution to the Murray-Darling Basin crisis

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Why WA will acquire land for Browse Basin gas project

OPINION: Absentee voting an open door to fraud

CHINA: It's capitalism, but not as we know it

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: China's military build-up threatens Taiwan

OPINION: Australia: no place for sharia law

CULTURE: Pathology as entertainment

UNITED NATIONS I: UN conference downunder sidesteps controversy

UNITED NATIONS II: A farce: the UN's World Youth Conference

ENVIRONMENT: Radical environmentalists inspired US eco-terrorist

Army Reserve numbers (letter)

'Our' new government (letter)

Actors or actresses? (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: US government funds mosques abroad / America's dying constitution / US consumers will drag us back into recession / Economic defeatism taking hold


BOOK REVIEW: THE KINDLY ONES: A Novel, by Jonathan Littell

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Actors or actresses? (letter)

by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, September 18, 2010

Would someone kindly explain to me why it is that, during most of the politically-correct year, actresses are referred to as "actors"? However when the Emmy or Academy awards are on the horizon, nobody seems keen to simply compete for an all-in best actor award.

All of a sudden, artists are quite happy to revert to the title "actress", a word which is more definitive and less confusing, particularly if an actress is named Chris, Pat or even Sam.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld

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