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By Readers Write - posted Tuesday, 26 October 2004

The election, the death of Derrida and a sweet solution for the sugar-farmer’s scourge, the grasshopper… these are some of the subjects that transfixed our correspondents this week.


Witty James, aka Lord Warburton of Warburton Heights, Woollaaahra [sic] outs himself as a capital ‘C’ Conservative…

“As a capital "C" Conservative, I hold certain things sacred. Call me an old fuddy duddy, but I still believe in Conserving what's left of our natural environment. Tell me I'm a stick-in-the-mud, but I still believe in Conserving decent levels of public education and universal access to tertiary education. Say I belong to the last century, but I still believe in Conserving a strong, independent national broadcaster.”

“Tell me I'm dreaming, but I still believe in Conserving our native heritage and the traditional relationship of the original owners with their lands. Say I'm hopelessly passé, but I still believe in Conserving universal access to a decent public health system.”

Writing before the election, Lord Warburton was about to cast his ballot against the “Liberal” party in the (as it turned out) vain hope of a “better class of ruling class”.


Phillip Young is articulate in his support of Family First and he takes issue with the media’s portrayal of that party in a letter originally addressed to The Australian.

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