Lighten up!

Monday 11 October 2004 7:00 PM

"To the barricades, Australians all! The Christian fundamentalists are coming!" C'mon, guys, lighten up! Have any of you actually spent five minutes perusing the Family First website? If you had, you'd read many policies in areas like welfare, health and even Iraq (to name but a few) that would seriously sour the milk in Mr Howard's tea. To my sense at least, much of FF's platform on matters of justice and equity would be most akin to the heart of Labor. So go easy on the conspiracy theories - please! And no, I'm not a member of FF; I just read their policies.