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19 March 1971. Thought for the Week: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of the corruptible man..."
The letter from St. Paul to the citizens of Rome, Chapter 1 verses 22-23.
Prime Minister Mr. W. McMahonCommenting on radio about the election of Mr. McMahon to the Prime Ministership, Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria said that he hoped for better things under Mr. McMahon than the States had had under Mr. Gorton. However, Sir Henry reminded his listeners that he had also had considerable experience under Mr. McMahon as a Federal Treasurer and there was little difference between the treatment they had received under Mr. McMahon to that handed out by Mr. Gorton. This is very true, and with this in mind as well as Mr. McMahon's statement upon his election that he would be "very anti -communist and anti-socialist", the following letter was sent to him on behalf of League supporters throughout Australia.
The Prime Minister, 15th March, 1971.
Dear Mr. McMahon,
In this regard I refer to your stated promise made in your first interview after election to the Prime Ministership that you would be "anti-communist and anti-socialist". You prefixed this statement with the word "very" to indicate your determination to oppose communist-socialist policies. However, without offense, may I point out that the Government has for the last twenty years increasingly accepted the fundamental principle on which the growth of Socialist policies rest, i.e. the concentration of central control over political and economic policies. Therefore on behalf of our members, subscribers and supporters all over Australia, may I have a clear definition of what you mean when you promise to be "very anti-communist and anti-socialist".
My letter to you will be published in
our journal and your reply will be awaited with great interest
by thousands of people throughout Australia. To further clarify
the situation for the benefit of our readers would you indicate
your attitude towards the following important questions:
In these matters there is sufficient
to indicate the growing centralisation of financial and political
power at Canberra. The problems and dissatisfaction within
the Australian community have, we believe, paralleled this
growth. Its reversal would ensure the return to stability
and satisfaction. Your reply is awaited with interest.
THE LIBERAL PARTY FUMBLES AGAIN
"But why had he stood for the position of deputy leader? Mr. Gorton was frank, Fraser and Fairbairn jumped to their feet as soon as it was suggested who would be deputy leader', he said. 'They both made charges against me. I felt I would like the party to express an opinion as to me and those two individuals. I felt I would like to know how the party felt". - Allan Barnes interviews Mr. Gorton, The Age, March 12.
In electing Mr. Gorton to the Deputy Prime Ministership Liberal Parliamentarians indicated they had little understanding of the underlying reasons behind the friction, which had brought Mr. Gorton down. To elect him as deputy leader indicated these basic problems will remain. To Mr. McMahon's credit it can be said he has learnt something of a political lesson. His suggestion that the Government would look into the granting of a growth tax to the states is a distinct victory for the work of those who for so long have concentrated upon the real deficiency of the Liberal Party, its adherence to centralist policies as against its platform of decentralisation. Mr. McMahon's belated recognition of this reality is a tribute to organisations such as The Australian League of Rights, which has pursued the matter unrelentingly.
However, from the vote given to Mr. Cotton, there remains a great gulf of misunderstanding and the matter must be pursued relentlessly, especially now the Party is starting to think again. It is evident that Mr. Whitlam has no illusions as to the value of Mr. Gorton to the Labor-Socialist party. In the no-confidence debate in parliament, Mr. Whitlam had defended Mr. Gorton and made it clear that he considered Mr. Gorton a fellow socialist who had been unjustly treated. Mr. Whitlam said of Mr. Gorton, "To give him his due, he raised expectations among the public. I acknowledge that it will be easier for us to tackle some of the overdue problems in Australia because he was one Liberal who acknowledged their existence".
Mr. Clyde Cameron one of the most radical
frontbenchers in the Labor Party, joined in the praise for
Mr. Gorton. "He was a great, strong, tough and courageous
man if ever there was one". Dr. Cairns at different times
during the last parliament heaped extravagant praise upon
Mr. Gorton for various socialist measures he enacted. Had
the Liberal members realised they had a unique opportunity
to reverse these disastrous policies, their rejection of Mr.
Gorton would have been complete. As it is a nasty taste is
left in the mouth, and a feeling that the same old mistakes
will be made all over again until the Government totters towards
its final eclipse.
TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT FIRMLY IN CONTROL OF CANADA
Mr. Eric Butler reports from Vancouver
I flew into British Columbia, Canada,
reading the front-page stories of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott
Trudeau's secret marriage the night before. The marriage of
the 51 year-old "swinging" Prime Minister to the attractive
22 year-old daughter of a well-known West Coast Liberal Party
family can only help ensure that if Trudeau decides to hold
a general election this year, he will be re-elected for a
second term. There is at present considerable speculation
that Mr. Trudeau will go to the electors long before it is
necessary for him to do so. It is true that the economic situation
is bad, and that the financial policies imposed to curb inflation
have neither cured the inflation problem nor have they produced
any economic results which can be termed other than disastrous.
But in spite of the fact that the "soft" policies of the Trudeau
Government clearly helped to allow the Quebec situation to
develop to the political kidnappings and murder of last year,
there is no doubt that the strong action taken by Mr. Trudeau
convinced a large number of Canadians that he was the only
Canadian political leader capable of dealing with the Quebec
situation at the present time.
One of the Trudeau Government's greatest assets continues to be the almost pathetic Conservative Opposition. Those who were responsible for the present inept leadership of Mr. Robert Stanfield, are determined that there shall be no effective challenge to that leadership. It is difficult at present to visualise any of the present Conservative Members being able to emerge as national political leaders. And no real alternatives are offered to the present finance-economic policies. Prime Minister Trudeau can argue that those complaining about the mushrooming unemployment his deflationary financial policies are producing, are therefore in favour of destructive inflation.
Until the Conservatives can advance a financial policy designed to eliminate both inflation and deflation, one that is subservient to economic realities, they are in a hopeless situation as the Prime Minister treats them with growing scorn in the House of Commons at Ottawa.
It is true that the Prime Minister's parliamentary behaviour is earning him some biting press criticism. Mr. Lubor Zink, writing in The Telegram, Toronto, comments, "As his difficulties mount, he is compounding them by losing his cool and behaving like a spoiled brat who goes into a tantrum whenever he does not get at once, everything he wants. His contemptuous, derisive treatment of the Opposition MPs as a bunch of hopeless idiots has now reached such a disgusting low that the very essence of the parliamentary system is in jeopardy".
This type of comment will be applauded
by Mr. Trudeau's enemies, but it can have no real impact on
the Canadian political situation while the Conservatives lack
real leadership and a genuine alternative financial policy.
At one time it did appear that there might be a growing revolt
against Mr. Trudeau inside the Liberal Party, but as in Australia,
the desire to retain substantial parliamentary salaries, plus
the "perks", the possibility of a Ministerial post, and of
course the substantial pensions paid when the requisite number
of terms have been served, all help to ensure that there is
no revolt against the man who appears most likely on current
indications to lead.
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