The author was inspired to write ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ to help bring to the attention of all parents the realization that their children can become victims of a pedophile. At the same time she wishes to give the reader an insight into behind the scenes of the unknowing families, the law enforcement’s detectives’ efforts to help stamp out these ever increasing everyday heinous acts of behavior and the recognition for the introduction of harsher sentences.
The author also wishes to state that whilst the Australian Government has apologised to the stolen generation it is her heartfelt wish that through the pages of ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ a sincere apology will reach all of the children who have become victims of a pedophile.
Bring Back the Brown Paper Bag
Rose C Taylor
“Mr. Downer also urged his former parliamentary colleagues not to bag each other.” 
While Peter Costello continues to believe “Anything you can do I can do better” the Liberal Party will most surely succeed in bringing back the success of the brown paper bag. While this could be seen as a good thing for the environment it does not place the Liberal Party where it should be. That is an opposition party when regularly fuelled by everyday opportunities acts upon them in order to not only oust the Labor Party at the next election but hold them to account while they are in office.
The shadow treasurer Joe Hockey likened Peter Costello to Prince Charles in that he was the heir apparent to the Liberal throne. Peter Costello automatically dethroned himself when he took it upon himself six months before the last election to quote from his forthcoming book that Mr. Howard had mislead him for the past 11 years. It stood to reason that his abdication was all that was needed to complete his term of office in the Liberal party. Unlike Prince Charles he does not have the blue blood running through his veins that entitles him to officially be elected now or in the future as the heir apparent to the Liberal throne. Nor would it appear that he has the numbers to support his desired and much wanted coronation.
It would be more than fair to say that John Hewson should spend his energy encouraging the Liberal Party to unite. The old saying “Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never harm me” does not apply when he openly joins the debate.
The constant skirmishes among the members of the Liberal Party only give Labor the fuel it requires to stop the Liberals from being an effective opposition.
With regard to Joe Hockey’s ability to flap the wing of Wayne Swan this surely must be accepted as a foregone conclusion. It will be refreshing to see Swan ducking as Hockey takes his stick to him. For too long this Treasurer, like he accused Costello, has been hiding behind the success of his own treasury public servants.
It is to be hoped that when Malcolm Turnbull announces his intention to have an inquiry into the Rudd Government's carbon emissions trading scheme that he does so without the hidden agendas of the Greens while at the same time he proposes the Liberal Party’s answer to carbon emissions as both user friendly and viable. More brown paper bags are not the solution to carbon emissions.
Both Mr. Turnbull’s responsibility and that of his party members is to be seen as an alternative party at the next Federal election. This will only come about when they replace their current “Do as I say not as I do” attitude with “All for one and one for all”.
In the interest of the future of the Federal Liberal Party of Australia it is to be hoped that Peter Costello adopts the same attitude.
Rose C Taylor
Alexander Downer denies saying Peter Costello should quit politics' February 23, 2009 09:23am