July 11th 2009


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EDITORIAL: Boat people: Labor's policy backfires

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Malcolm Turnbull's reckless gamble

COVER STORY: Behind the turmoil in Iran

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Economic crisis parallels the Great Depression

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Limit foreign ownership of key industries: NCC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Promised benefits from free trade fail to materialise

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Rudd's emission trading scheme hits roadblock

SRI LANKA: Defeated, friendless Tamils face annihilation

MEN'S HEALTH: Male suicide - the silent epidemic

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Green doctrine spells death to humanity

CIVILISATION: The battle we are still fighting

Tasmania's sources of renewable energy (letter)

Justin Madden, a man for all seasons? (letter)

Euthanasia I (letter)

Euthanasia II (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Europe's political realignment / Marginalisation of fatherhood

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Justin Madden, a man for all seasons? (letter)


by Denise M. Cameron

News Weekly, July 11, 2009

Sir,

So the self-described "ambitious" Victorian state Planning Minister and upper house member, the Hon. Justin Madden MLC, wants the safe lower house Labor seat of Essendon. It's certainly familiar territory to him.

He's an old boy of Essendon's St Bernard's Catholic College. On October 10 last year, Justin Madden voted for legalised baby-killing in Victoria - right up to birth without the right of conscientious objection for doctors and nurses.

It's hard to imagine that, as a schoolboy at St Bernard's, Justin Madden would not have heard of Sir Thomas More, appointed Chancellor of England by King Henry VIII and immortalised in Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons.

The unforgettable lines of the play include More's warning, "I think that when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos", and his words to Richard Rich, who perjured himself on the promise of the chancellorship of Wales: "Why, Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for Wales?"

For Essendon, Justin? The courage Justin Madden displayed on the football field deserted him in parliament. He may have had a few seasons with Carlton but, unlike Thomas More, he will never be a man for all seasons.

Denise M. Cameron,
President, Pro Life Victoria,
Balwyn, Vic.




























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