Jan 262007
 

“It was one of the countries that earlier in time gave full voting rights to women, although it lagged sadly in some parts of the country – I stress some – in giving voting rights to the first Australians, the indigenous people,” Mr Howard said.

Herald Sun.

Never forget, reader, that 2007 is an election year. Those incumbents and those who seek power will say and do anything to get your vote. Don’t be swayed by the emotive niceties.