The National Civic Council’s News Weekly continues to fulfil the role it has played since the 1940s as a journal of unadorned news reporting, authoritative commentary and sober analysis of current issues. As the issues have changed, so has the content of News Weekly kept pace in tackling the new issues, even as its “point of view”, to borrow the phrase from News Weekly’s founder, B.A. “Bob” Santamaria, has remained steady.
That point of view is derived from the National Civic Council’s “Five Primacies”:
- Defending life
- Supporting the family
- Assisting small enterprise
- Promoting the national interest
- Fostering Judeo-Christian virtues
Under these heads, News Weekly presents trustworthy alternative views to those prevalent in the media on issues as current as transgenderism, climate change, the energy crisis, rural and water issues, manufacturing, family taxation, and much more. News Weekly also is a cultural forum for recovering and illuminating the Western heritage, starting from its true roots in ancient Greece and Rome and Jerusalem.
“Young people should have access to an informed alternative way of analysing life’s problems. The various subjects in this book give that opportunity. Years 11 and 12 would gain immensely from reading it.”
– Bishop Emeritus Hilton Deakin,
author of Bonded through Tragedy; United in Hope: The Catholic Church and East Timor’s Struggle for Independence. A Memoir