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Readers Speak - Kerry the Face to Deface


We asked and you have spoken; Sydney heiress Kerry Jones is the Workers Online choice for desktop doodling, as the official winner of our Defacement of a Nation competition.

Masquerading as an inarticulate school teacher, the millionaire's daughter built her No campaign around attacking the 'elites' of the Yes camp.

Hypocrisy was no barrier as she jumped into bed with the Direct Electionist- Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden faction, constructing a fine campaign around the idea that politicians can not be trusted. She is now expected to use this as a springboard into a political career of her own.

Her ability to quote senile High Court retirees without understanding what they meant was as inspiring as her simplistic platitudes, delivered as if she was reading from a malfunctioning autocue.

It was nicely topped off by her Referendum night make-over and 'victory' speech, delivered to a crown of aging toffs and Young Lib hacks high on fine champagne.

Pauline without the red curls, we salute Kerry for detracting from our public debates and leaving the national polity a little more scarred than before she found it.

She's defaced the nation. Now it's over to you!

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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Let Sleeping Dogs
Republican campaigner Jason Yat-Sen Li dusts off after Saturday’s vote. We ask him: where to now?
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*  Republic: Readers Speak - Kerry the Face to Deface
We asked and you have spoken; Sydney heiress Kerry Jones is the Workers Online choice for desktop doodling, as the official winner of our Defacement of a Nation competition.
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*  Economics: Understanding the Economy
Who was voted thinker of the millenium in a recent BBC Online poll? Karl Marx shooed it in. And another socialist, Albert Einsten, came second.
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*  Unions: Come Fly Away!
With just four weeks to go, Labor Council's Organiser of the year Award is up for grabs. We've only had the one entry ...
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*  Work/Time/Life: Better Times for Casuals in the Sunshine State
The Queensland Council of Unions has mounted a case in the Queensland IRC to increase wages for casual workers by up to $2.00 extra per hour.
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*  International: All Black Fate Looms for New Zealand Right
The New Zealand economic experiment – for many years the cherished role model of the Australian Liberal Party – is just about to face an angry jury.
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*  History: Who Remembers Egon Erwin Kisch?
Egon Erwin Kisch was a well known progressive journalist living in Germany when he was invited by the Australian branch of the world committee against war and fascism to speak at a conference in Melbourne in 1934.
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*  Review: Bizarrism - Strange Lives, Cults, Celebrated Lunacy
The strange story of Donald Crowhurst or how to cheat and become a God.
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*  Satire: Support Surges for Armenian Republic Model
The assassination by gun crazed extremists of the Armenian Prime Minister has been cautiously backed by Ted Mack and the Direct Electionist lobby as a possible new Republican model.
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News
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»  Charges to be Laid Over Gretley Disaster
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»  Jockeys Bucked On Compo
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»  Wag the Dog - Bosses Try the Back Door Strip
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»  Labour and Alliance Vow to Dump Contracts Act
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»  Bank Workers Win $3000 Payment for New Years Eve
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»  Union Organiser Thrown Off Bridge
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»  Justice at Last for Waterfront Asbestos Victims
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»  Timor Update: Positions Vacant; Upcoming Events.
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Columns
»  Guest Report
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»  Sport
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Piers Watch
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Letters to the editor
»  Fall of Communism as foreseen in 1931
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»  Reith an Error of Judgment
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»  Republic Post Mortem
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»  The Boston Strangler
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»  SOS From New York
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»  [email protected] - Wasn't it Satire?
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