January 27th 2001

  Buy Issue 2600

Articles from this issue:

Cover Story: What George W. Bush will mean for Australia

Editorial: Defence - "hype" and reality

Canberra Observed: The year of the elections

Victoria: Liberals in trouble - independent MP

Women: Different work patterns require a variety of policies

Straws in the Wind

Documentation: Globalism has slowed world economy

The Media

Letter: Australian Democrats leader replies

Immigration: The end of the White Australia Policy

Comment: Small business - not whingers, just forgotten

As the World Turns

Philosophy: Peter Singer - Jekyll and Hyde

Economics: Economic doubters multiply in USA

Books: 'The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels', by Thomas Cahill

Books: 'HITLER 1936-1945: Nemesis', by Ian Kershaw

Letter: Selective indignation

Letter: Major parties are different

Books promotion page

Letter: Major parties are different

by Chris Baker MLA

News 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,
Joondalup, WA

Join email list

Join e-newsletter list

Your cart has 0 items

Subscribe to NewsWeekly

Research Papers

Trending articles

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Memo to Shorten, Wong: LGBTIs don't want it

COVER STORY Shorten takes low road to defeat marriage plebiscite

COVER STORY Reaper mows down first child in the Low Countries

COVER STORY Bill Shorten imposes his political will on the nation

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Kevin Andrews: defend marriage on principles

CANBERRA OBSERVED Coalition still gridlocked despite foreign success

ENVIRONMENT More pseudo science from climate

News and views from around the world

Menzies, myth and modern Australia (Jonathan Pincus)

China’s utterly disgraceful human-rights record

Japan’s cure for childlessness: a robot (Marcus Roberts)

SOGI laws: a subversive response to a non-existent problem (James Gottry)

Shakespeare, Cervantes and the romance of the real (R.V. Young)

That’s not funny: PC and humour (Anthony Sacramone)

Refugees celebrate capture of terror suspect

The Spectre of soft totalitarianism (Daniel Mahoney)

American dream more dead than you thought (Eric Levitz)

Think the world is overcrowded: These 10 maps show why you’re wrong (Max Galka)

© Copyright NewsWeekly.com.au 2011
Last Modified:
November 14, 2015, 11:18 am