The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on July 31, 1979 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Page 6

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 1979
Page 6
Start Free Trial

5- THE AGE, Tuesday, July 31, 1979 WORLD NEWS O nfl n Labor split widens nnrl n 3d (3 Comnare the terms of the BMW Executive Lease Plan with the finance arrangements on your current car. You may well be in for a pleasant surprise. The combined strengths of BMW Australia and its distributors, plus j economies of scale and a streamlined : operation, have resulted in possibly tie most competitive automotive finance . scheme available in Australia. . As well as low rates, the Executive Lease Plan provides professional people, businessmen, fleet owners and individuals who qualify to lease with a flexible and modular plan. j Monthly payments and residual values can be tailored to suit both your budget and your business, and as well as conserving capital your payments may be tax deducfibte should your vehicle be used far business. BMWs concept of sheer driving pleasure is not an abstract idea but a reality, and by investing at today's values you not only have a hedge against inflation but an automobile that win always be appreciated by discriminating drivers. Talk to your BMW dealer today and discover how the BMW Executive Lease Plan can make your driving ambitions that much easier to fulfil. Lease figures indicated a based on a five year contract, anooo not include stamp duty; registration, delivery chargesorfectoty-fitted options. All tease figures aaMenkr until July 31, 1979. . - Sheerdrmng HIM I I IMil ' - sites & m " f r JO , . 32CA $451 perineal. Botb figures include factory-fitted air conditioning. 528i automatic $470 per month $65pcrrr.cnlh. VICTORIAN DISTRIBUTOR: BltL PATTERSON-GRAND PRIX, 200 CHELTENHAM ROAD, DANDENONG. PHONE: 7983200 COUNTHT DEALERS: CCBMW12M-V METROPOLITAN DEALERS: Hawthorn: Bill Patterson-Grand Prix, 208 Riversdale Road, Phone: 818 1552 Binowood: Bill Patterson Ringwood, 45 Maroondah Highway, Phone: 8704444 Amndrtt: John Ould Motors Pty. Ltd, 837 High Street. Phone: 5096322 Berwick: Noel Gould Pry. Ltd, Princes Highway, Phone: 7072222 Box Hill: Ward Motors Pty. Ltd., 81 1 Whitehorse Road, Phone: 89 0291 East Brighton: Peter Menere Motors (Sates) PtjL LkL. 859 Nepean Highway, Pnooec 5577951 Essendon North: Brad Boyden Pty. Ltd, 144 Keilor Road, Phone: 379 6643 Frankston: Graeme Powell Motors Pty. Ltd., Cnr. Welts Rd. & Martha St, Phone: 786 20T1 Oakleigb: Clemens Sporting Car Services. 612 Neerim Road. Phooe: 568 1155 Albury: Phil Jones Motors Ply. LkL, 450 Dean Street, Phone: (060) 212 Batlarat: Wyres Bros., 602-604 Sturt Street, Phone: (053) 321S51 Geetoog: Gfl Gordon Geelong, 36 Mercer St, Phone: (052) 21 348 Bo bud: Rosebud Motors, 801 Nepean Highway, Phone: (059) 8635T1 I i T YfS (Off aprmteip limBsfltfa, weVe p Kodak has just opened a new $7 million Distribution Centre at Coburg (Vic) as the central supply facility for its interstate warehouses. It is part of Kodaks commitment to better business. Besides accommodating all products offered by the six Kodak Marketing Divisions, die centre will assist the company's fast-expanding export business to S.E. Asia. It will serve the nation through: Consumerj Markets: Kodak cameras, film and processing services. j Professional &. Finishing Markets: Color film, color paper and chemicals for professional photographers and photo-finishing laboratories. Business Systems Markets: Microfilm, information handling and retrieval systems. Motion Picture &. Audiovisual: Films, chemicals and equipment for the motion picture, television and educational industries. ! Graphics Markets: Film, paper, chemicals, plates and processors for the printing industry. Radiography Markets: X-ray films, chemicals and processors for hospitals and radiological clinics. The new Distribution Centre combines the advantages of high-rise storage equal to a five-storey building, with mechanised order handling. This will improve stock control, simplify access to stock, and speed up stock handling by use of eight man-aboard fixed-rail cranes. This $7 million project is the latest Kodak investment in Australia. Its a means of controlling costs, and improving service and efficiency. But most of all, its a symbol of Kodak's leadership in the photographic industry, both now and in the future. KODAIC Investing in Ai 1-- it . ?mk KODAK (Austiasia) FTY. LTD. after defeat From JEFF BRADLEY of Associated Press LONDON, July 30. The Labor Party, which ruled Britain with mild socialism for half the post-war era, is in turmoil after the crushing Conservative victory in the May 3 general election. Labor's historic Left-Right split is now a chasm. There are demands for the leader, Mr. Callaghan, to resign and for sweeping changes in the way the party is run. "We are heading for a situation that will be as crippling to the party's prospects as anything in the past," an aroused Mr. Callaghan warned Left-wingers at a party meeting last Thursday. It is not the first time a Labor defeat has led to blood-letting, but the landslide triumph by Mrs. Thatcher's hawkish Conservatives has brought open .warfare between Labor's firebrand Left-wingers, led by Mr. Tony Benn, and the moderates typified by Mr. Callaghan, 67. In essence the Left is saying: "Lefs show our true colors and be real socialists instead of blurring the edges." And the Right replies: "That's the surest way to remain out of office forever." As the sides form for the showdown, much will depend on how much Mr. Callaghan alienated the country's unions with his 5 per cent anti-inflation pay limit last winter. Labor boasts that it is the natural party to rule predominantly working-class Britain, but unions angered by the pay code confronted their Government with a strike rampage which turned many voters towards the Conservatives. Union votes will be vital to Mr. Callaghan when the dispute reaches its climax at the annual party conference in October. 'Doctrinaire former Cabinet Minister Mr. Benn, who dropped his inherited House of Lords title of Lord Stansgate, will lead a grass-roots revolt hy the Left. Their demands were summed up by Mr. Eric Heffer, Labor Member of Parliament and Mr. Benn's close ally, when he said recently: "Rank-and-file party members want a greater say in policy and decision making. "They want more influence over their Members of Parliament They want all forms of patronage ended, together with the abolition of the House of Lords." Mr. Benn, pushing for Mr. Callag-han's job, has already launched an assault on the breathtaking power and patronage of a British Prime Minister and called for reforms that would make the leader the tool of the party executive. , If full-blooded socialists took con- Mr. Callaghan: under challenge. troL a future Labor Government would nationalise banks and insurance companies, cut defence spending and abolish the House of Lords, according to Ms. Josephine Richardson, leader of the party's Leftist Tribune Group and a Benn supporter. Leading Left-winger Mr. Dennis Skinner added: "What I want to do is to vchange the Labor Party so that people who do the work day in and day out have a little bit more to say and the elitist leadership have a little less." To this end, no fewer than 66 of the 380 resolutions submitted for the annual party conference call for procedural changes to wrest policy-making control from the party leader and his Cabinet and place it in the hands of local party activists and union representatives. One resolution from an East London constituency demands Mr. Callaghan's resignation, accusing him of using a powderpuff to combat Mrs. Thatcher and of lacking socialist commitment. It is not likely to succeed. Mr. Callaghan is thought ready to retire before the next general election due in 1964, but not before he fends off the Left's challenge. He hopes to be succeeded by a moderate such as the former Chancellor, Mr. Healey, or the former Environment Secretary, Mr. Shore. South Africa Opposition Tiftadfii falls Mr. Eglin: uninspired performance. From DOUGLAS ALEXANDER JOHANNESBURG, July 30. Mr. Colin Eglin is on his way out as Leader of the Opposition in South Africa. The Progressive Federal Party has called a special congress in Johannesburg on September 3 to elect a new leader. " The 60-member executive council of the party, which is the majority Opposition party in Parliament, turned against Mr. Eglin during a marathon two-day meeting here at the weekend. His uninspired parliamentary performance which allowed the ruling Nationalists to recover from the Mul-dergate slush fund scandal just when they were reeling, his indiscreet contacts with the US black politicians Mr. Don McHenry and Mr. Andy Young, whom many South Africans regard as enemies of the country, and die heavy defeats of the party in three recent Parliamentary by-elections have contributed to 54-year-old Mr. Eglin's downfall. Front-runner to succeed him is Afrikaner academic Dr. Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, 39, who became an MP only five years ago. If elected he will 'become the youngest Leader of the Opposition in South African history. Mr. Gordon WaddelL former British Lions rugby player and son-in-law of multi-millionaire financier Mr. Harry Oppenheierne, initiated the move to oust Mr. Eglin. Commenting on Mr. Eglin's downfall Mr. Vause Raw, leader of the New Republican Party (which is rapidly gaining ground as the chief Opposition force) said: "The Progressives will not resolve their problem of electoral rejection and internal differences by changing leaders." The Progressive Federal Party (17 seats) became the official Opposition in 1977, when the New Republican Party won only 10 seats and the South African Party three. The National Party was re-elected to power with a massive 135 seats. Help us, Nicaragua asks Washington MANAGUA, July 30. The Sandi-nista National Liberation Front has asked the US for weapons to help defend Nicaragua against any attempted counter-revolution. Mr. Alfredo Cesar Aguirre, chief of staff of the Government of national reconstruction, said there had been no specific requests for any particular weapons. But he said the weapons would not be . to arm more people, but only to consolidate the Sandinista army for the defence of Nicaragua. National Directorate member Mr. Lois Carrion said the possibility of a counter revolution should not come as a surprise. But he warned any nation or group that they should not undertake the dangerous adventure of a military operation against Nicaragua. At a press conference last night, the Minister of the Interior, Major Borge, said he had delivered the request to the US Ambassador, Mr. Pezullo, who had arrived in Managua earlier in the day. It was not known if similar requests were made to officials of other countries nor if the Americans had agreed to. supply any weapons. Mr. Pezullo was unavailable for comment "The arms are to defend our country against reactionary and imperialistic forces in Latin America," Major Borge said. 'Agence France Presse' reports that Major Borge seems to have emerged over the weekend as the strongman of the new Government. JOB SEEKERS OTCR JO Monday is (today Rl :ntJLAR BUSINESS LUNCH S6.60. I WEE COURTESY COACH TO AND FROM CITY OFFICES. RESTAURANT . Tel M7 7701 111120 EtgM 8tr t. CfWaw. 306 347 2Tt

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 16,300+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Age
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free