September 29th 2007


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FEDERAL ELECTION 2007: NCC policy initiatives on biofuels and Internet safety

EDITORIAL: Horse flu outbreak: time to face hard facts

CANBERRA OBSERVED: John Howard's risky succession strategy

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Will we learn from our quarantine debacle?

DEFENCE: Emerging nuclear challenges for Australia

NATIONAL SECURITY: Another triumph for the ABC or potential calamity?

EMPLOYMENT: Offshore assets most Australians never see

SCHOOLS: How much should we pay teachers who don't deliver?

LIFE ISSUES: 'Rosita', poster-child for pro-abortion lobby

UNITED STATES: Questions over Republican nomination

OPINION: Disgrace of the West's 'cognitive dissonance'

AS THE WORLD TURNS: libertarianism, lesbian's twins, Chinese toys, anti-Americanism

Kevin Rudd's motherhood statements (letter)

Kevinism or a Ruddism? (letter)

Facility with languages (letter)

Australia needs American help with defence (letter)

BOOKS: THE DAWKINS DELUSION? by Alister McGrath

BOOKS: FAITH THROUGH REASON, by Janne Haaland Matláry

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Facility with languages (letter)


by Peter Kavanagh MP

News Weekly, September 29, 2007

Sir,

The recent fuss over the federal leader of the Opposition's abilities in Mandarin is perplexing.

I also speak Mandarin and Indonesian/Malay, and a good deal of Japanese as well. I don't recall this being mentioned in any newspaper.

Peter Kavanagh MP,
DLP Member for Western Victoria,
Parliament House,
Melbourne, Vic.




























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