Letter: Major parties are differentby Chris Baker MLANews Weekly
, January 27, 2001
I was impressed with the well-balanced contribution in your December 2000 edition by Mr Richard Egan concerning the forthcoming WA elections.
The key differences between the Coalition and the Labor Party's Social and law and order policies at the next State Election in Western Australia are very stark indeed.
The Labor Party has sought to overcome community concerns about crime by redefining certain crimes and removing them from the Statutes Book e.g.: possession / use and cultivation of cannabis, possession and use of heroin and shooting galleries; and reducing the age of consent to 16 for male homosexuals thereby permitting male paedophilia.
In terms of Social Policy, if elected, the Labor Party will again embark upon a very risky social experiment which will no doubt make further attacks upon the family unit, the rights of parents to properly care for and appropriately discipline their children, and the further normalisation of various existing forms of antisocial and criminal behaviour.
On Social Policy alone - the Coalition Party's and the Labor Opposition are poles apart.
I am very concerned at the further social harms that will be caused to the West Australian community should the WA Labor Party be given yet another opportunity to conduct social experiments on our people, families and youth.Chris Baker MLA,