March 10th 2001

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Nationals: the last hurrah?

EDITORIAL: Government embraces the politics of panic

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Competition Policy the next to go?

INDONESIA: Borneo violence further weakens Wahid

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Why refugees are a soft target

Help needed for North Queensland farmers

DRUGS: Drug policy criticised by international board

Straws in the Wind

Letter: Kim Beazley - look at the record

Senate inquiry attacks NZ apple import proposal

ECONOMICS: Trade blocs - where will Australia fit?


HUMAN RIGHTS: Amnesty Report may sink China's Olympic bid

HEALTH: Lessons of SA abortion experience

COMMENT: Paul Lyneham - Australia's H. L. Mencken

Teen books gone from "honest" to "offensive"

Letter: Refugees - coarsening of attitudes

Letter: Alice Springs - Darwin railway

Letter: One Nation

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Letter: One Nation

by Ross Pirrone

News Weekly, March 10, 2001


Your Canberra scribe has stated that One Nation plays the role of "wrecker" (Canberra Observed, February 24, 2001).

For once in my life I have to agree with this statement coming from the capital. I regard Pauline Hanson as a burning flame, burning up all the dead wood in our lovely country.

However, I must say that the word "wrecker" is much more appropriate, as she is crushing all the good-for-nothings and putting them on the scrapheap where they belong.

Ross Pirrone,
Ayr, Qld

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