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6 r THE AGE, Monday 21 November 1988 TT Holt's !fimeral sicsnssss ii-i SB " ;1 J. J. " became war summit DL 3.: ;,;.'lV "VI .. . twf! Car-"? 3 ffeaC- tnr isz. :. ccrtr ? lk tilt F laui TtJ t : said C wiar:. beeati: Hoc? ejm4 tJut la selecting its taecsa, Iss&ang emphasis oa , tut fcsly 54 law end order, he hid fcsea laSqeneed to "some de-free" ty the morality campaign of the U&ited States Presidentelect, Mr E25h, but not overly. Ur E award defended his lead erst; 5, prert'eted that the ACTU would wort satisfactorily with a tlfctrgl gav?risent,iand conceded that taci ha4 been some oar-rowtsg of t&VgSB- between the Goteramest and Opposition on tax aad speodiog. Ur Howard said that be would KJM VI Wj lvw v WW cuts be would offer. "I think at mm oia mi Mr How-, "tide Prime 3, cf deliber-:.::.a debate on " t the hope of :.inr. " ? Eawke was i.pusht it up & I- Channel 10's award also .anlfesto he member had .r Jjctedsugges- close to the i, was a tactical every stage it's always good to try and. have some trade-off element" v i " The manifesto Mr Howard will release next month is shaping as an important test of his leadership. The Government is already questioning the timing and likely content. i Mr Howard said the decision to have the manifesto - had . been taken in April by the shadow cabinet The strategy was to assert positively what the Opposition was about and stood for. "The timing is excellent By launching it before Christmas you provide a momentum into the new year." On tax, Mr Howard said that although the gap between Government and Opposition would not be as great as last election, "tax will still be an issue". This included the way cuts were targeted and financed, and Labor's capital-gains tax. "I happen to believe that one of the reasons that the property market is overheated and the first home is beyond the reach of many new home buyers now is the distortions of our capital-gains tax. We shouldn't have any at all. This capital-gains tax is one of the reasons why property values are getting beyond the reach of ordinary people." He agreed that there was less scope for the Opposition to propose spending cuts now that there had been a contraction in Government spending. But if the Opposition "offer beyond the Government in certain areas, we accept the responsibility of explaining where the money is coming from". That would be through spending cuts. Mr Howard said the irony was that a year ago the Treasurer, Mr Keating, had said the Liberals' tax package was irresponsible, "yet he's hell-bent on bringing in the same package himself in six or nine months' time". Questioned about American influence on the approach in his manifesto, Mr Howard said: "I've been influenced to some degree but not overly. I don't really think political parties should become obsessively involved in 'narrow' moral issues. I think often those things cut across party lines. But what I am on about are values. "There is within the Australian community a very deep concern about the erosion of family values, the influence of the family in the community. There is a feeling of insecurity. "I don't need George Bush or an opinion poll to tell me that I know it just by listening to people." Tbieu; President Marcos of the Philippines; Singapore's Mr Lee Kuan Yew; Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak; President Park Chung-hee of South Korea; senior ministers from Laos and Cambodia (heavily involved in the Vietnam war) and many other senior figures from Europe and the Pacific It was perhaps part of the diplomatic camouflage, but the size and heavy military emphasis among the South-East Asian delegations escaped comment at the time. For instance President Thleu of South Vietnam included in bis retinue of 13 his Defence Minister, Major-General Nguyen Van VI; Mr Malik from Indonesia was accompanied by the chief of staff of the air force, Air Marshal Roesmin Nurjadln, and the director-general of Soutb-East Asian Affairs, Brigadier Supardjo. - President Johnson's prime mission was to seek the continued support of Australia, a key ally, for the US over Vietnam. On the day of the service in St Paul's Cathedral, television sta-. Hons announced that they would ' begin transmissions at the then unheard-of time of 6 am to cover the arrivals of the plethora of foreign dignitaries. The service, in late morning, took place under the full unblinking glare of the news media. But with the obse quies over, the party went to Government House for a reception and there, in the spacious and leafy grounds, the real business took place, Australian officials assigned to the US delegation were instructed to sound out the other delegations and, if they agreed to talk, to set up meetings with them. Under the hospitality of the then Governor of . Victoria, Sir Rohan Delacombe, two separate receptions were organised simultaneously. The first was for the heads of each delegation and the second for delegation members. And in the vice-regal gardens, the VIPs talked war. To the world outside It looked like just another formr - gathering of -leaders, mourning a fellow leader and engaging in diplomatic niceties and small talk. But Inside the grounds with the manicured lawns, the US President sought and apparently received an assurance that the allies' commitment would continue. And so did the war. Australia's Foreign Minister at the time, Mr (later Sir Paul) Has-luck, who later became Governor-General, could not be contacted for comment last night O TT a T jiMpQMw tome ! ' . i' ." nai unt cou ,J. ,.:... .J.. IB .4.. IDWKI8 ? : mean n m ummo. Th, Sroihtr 2M-309O Is your mpl, typing ijiun Hot onlj eu ;ov uull U IM-205O u mr.OiM upnmttr for the siaplHl project, fucb u typing 0st!obm or itoMi. but it an 1m ftutii your net tdnand un ' orottlilof HM4S. j Tu irfoaowetUr Mmi UJuiucl, Hrybeirt ptmm thrw Imli tor typing eomfen. Thf 28 Unt by itt ebinmr mm Uon lor ehr imvn of y uu. Win nil you'll fun Uui th, tmlur KM tofo tnenuM botb your produotmt? u4 ertattvrry. Tbi most tut, eoni-jamf uii n oomptctoi tor you automatKtlly. laA If you CB484, your aiad iboul lOBMaief jou't, typod. 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Introduced 29 years ago by the Television Society of Australia, the peer-judged awards are still the most prized, but by an industry that has become increasingly reluctant to televise them. They are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward excellence, but the presentations themselves, culminating in the long-winded, shabbily mounted 1986 program at the Hyatt on Collins, had become the opposite of every standard the awards embodied. Under the New Deal presidency of Jo Pearson, the society declared a moratorium and withdrew the awards from broadcast television so that it could get its act together and prove to the networks that the Penguins could be a top-drawer, professional presentation worth screening to the public. , On Saturday night, there was every reason to believe that the Penguins are just about ready to make a comeback. The tightest and technically most interesting presentation in memory, it was spiit between industry audiences in HSV-7's studios in Melbourne and TCN-9's studios in Sydney. Linked by an audio-visual bearer provided by the ABC, each location had its own hosts Geraldine Doogue (misspelt in the program) and Richard Carle-ton in Sydney; Jennifer Keyte and Andrew Denton in Melbourne) its own presenters and its own live entertainment Hosts and presenters crossed to each other throughout the evening; the singers Lisa Edwards and Bob Valentine sang duets 800 kilometres apart, and the audience in one city saw and heard the action in the other, either live or via monitors, and a giant screen. The format had also been fine-tuned. Acceptance speeches were kept to a minimum. Certificates of merit were scrapped altogether. And the award categories were halved. The presentation began slowly, and it had its faults, not the least being the presenter Geraldine Doogue, who persisted in making self-absorbed and unfunny departures from the script But it was to have many highlights. Andrew Denton of 'Blah, Blah, Blah', resplendent in a luminous ABC-logo bow tie of red satin, warmed to his task admirably. And the stand-up comedian Richard Stubbs delivered a brilliant monologue. But the cosiest moment came when Bert Newton made a late, surprise appearance to present Sir Eric Pearce with the Colin Bednall Award for a lifetime's contribution and achievment in television, and a beribboned, ginger kitten. Marmalade n, to replace Marmalade I, GTV-9's resident mouser who died a few months ago after some 16 years' unsung service. The major awards for excellence were: Mini series Tne Shiralee' (7); drama series, actor in a series, scriptwriter for drama series 'Raffer-ty's Rules', Peter Carroll, Michael Cove (7); children's drama and senpn, riling for one-off drama John Misto. 'Peter & Pompey' (2); children's program 'Ka boodle' (2); juvenile actor Demi en Walters, 'Captain Johnno' (2): special award for documentary, camera work and achievement to Victorian television 'Nature of Australia', David Parer, Keith Taylor (2); light entertainment 'Hey, Hey, It's Saturday' (9); special event John Para-ham, Age of Reason Live at Eipa Coacart (7); special award for special event 'Australia Live: the Celebration of a Nation', Peter Fatmaa (); special award for achievement Geoffrey Robertson's 'Hypothetical', 'Blood on the Wattle' (2); comedy The Comedy Company (ID); news pro-tram National Nine News (TCN-S): current affairs 'Page One' (10); sports tetoeast Australian Open tennis final (7); documentary- 'Oai of Sight. Out of Mind' (2): actor la a ooeoff dnra Slve Bisley, The Clean Machine' (10); actress hi a one-off drama Anne Phelan, 'Poor Mant-OntBge' (10); actress Is a serial Leflore Smith, Tiia Flying Doctors' (9); male presenter Jim Wateyl "Snnda)? (9); female presenter Helen WeUingl The Investigators' (2). -js j, .4 WE BEST FOR LESS! FOR THE BEST PRICES AND LEASE OF PHILIPS NEC NOVATEL VEHICLE MOUNT OR MOBILE CONTACT THE SPECIALISTS FLO.VLISE COBICATiOSiSi ANYTIME 018 325 979 O OOO CD CDCD(D CDGDGD 000 NEC9B Victorian Ministry for the Arts. CLQIUE MUSEUM OF VICTORIA His Excellency, the President of the Hellenic Republic, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Australia, will officially open the "ANCIENT MACEDONIA" Exhibition in the Museum of Victoria, on Thursday, November 24, 1988. . The Museum will be closed to the public from 10.00am to 1.30pm on trjat'ljay, November 24, 1988. The Ministry apologises . tfe$j- ror anv inconvenience. -wsmBmss. llx:l Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, see Australia's first klstcry-iiiEldns demonstration of The Telecom Integrated Services Digital Network. It's the way business will communicate in the future. With voice, text, data, and image integrated on the one access. That's Telecom ISDR Seethafutirenow. This ISDN exhibition underlines the co-operation between Telecom which is providing the massive investment in ISDN technology, and suppliers of ISDN compatible equipment NEC, Ericsson, J-Tec, and Telecom-Fujitsu. Who should attend? Communications Managers. Those in management with communications responsibilities. All those with interests in voice networking data distribution and text transmission. F!ake a diary note now: "Telecom ISDN service in Australia" exhibition at the Dallas Brooks Centre, 300 Albert Street, East Melbourne. Exhibition times: Wednesday November 23 and Thursday November 24 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 630pm Friday November 25. 11am to 2pm Telecom Australia mi to ' Melbourne: (03) 673.3655 Brisbane: (07) 252 5257 Adelaide: (08) 42 6373 1 Perth: (09) 478 1955 MATTINGLY 3BR4654 DDBTAT3i&R

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