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"KEEP your enemies close", goes the saying. Abbott shaves the face of his worst enemy every morning. Can't get closer than that. Gary Sayer, Warrnambool
"KEEP your enemies close", goes the saying. Abbott shaves the face of his worst enemy every morning. Can't get closer than that. Gary Sayer, Warrnambool Tony AbbottWE TEND to criticise others most trenchantly for the traits we don't like in ourselves. Julia Gillard a liar is that projection, Tony Abbott?Marion Rosetzky, Red HillWHILE Tony Abbott is into diagnosing the PM, is there agreement that he fulfils the criteria of oppositional defiant disorder?Joan Segrave, HealesvilleTHE one factor improving the stocks of the ALP is Tony Abbott. As long as he is Opposition Leader, Labor believes its cause is not hopeless.Noel Howard, HeathmontPoliticsIT SAYS a lot for democracy in Australia when Mason, Barwick and Kerr can decide behind closed doors what government we can have.Don D'Agostino, BoroniaBEATRICE Blyth (27/8): forced-labour camps are the sort of thing Australians fought to rescue people from, not inflict on those fleeing persecution. Or are democracy and freedom now privileges reserved for the fortunate?Tony Morton, CoburgIN SPITE of the authoritative Gonski report, the government and opposition will maintain or even increase funding for private schools. So my taxes will continue to support schools I can't afford to access. How is that fair?Craig Reichenbach, Briar HillLEGISLATORS in the 19th century recognised that education would provide employers with better workers. Hence "free, compulsory and secular education" in 1872. Ross Gittins says it all (BusinessDay, 27/8).Gael Barrett, North BalwynSportCAN Garry Lyon stop writing positive articles about the Swans? We seem to do much better when all the news is less affirming.Andrew McCarthy, YarravilleGOLD Coast watched the Suns rise Carlton watched the sun set.Francis Bainbridge, WoodendCARLTON'S slogan used to be: "They know we are coming." Does anyone yet know when they will get there?John Walsh, WatsoniaIF USADA can do that to Lance Armstrong, can't the IOC retrieve Raelene Boyle's gold medal?Doug Perry, Mount MarthaElsewhereWHAT a relief to see a real hero on The Age front page instead of a "champion" footballer.Alex Shabs, ElwoodMARIUS Kloppers refuses to acknowledge that coal-fired power is in global decline. The sooner BHP diversifies into solar the sooner its followers will see the light.John Bowman, Ocean Grove
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