The Best of News Weekly: Shining a Light Though the Darkness, From the Archives 2014–2016

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Australia faces serious problems. News Weekly is a unique independent Australian magazine that tackles these problems head-on and proposes solutions. Read this select compilation of articles from the pages of News Weekly and get in the know.

Buy one as a gift for a family member or friend who may be as concerned about Australia’s future prosperity as you are, and also encourage them to subscribe to News Weekly.

The book contains as a special feature the text of one of B.A. Santamaria’s most foresighted talks, “Philosophies in Collision”. The talk was originally given in 1973 and is published here for the first time in more than 40 years.

The writers in The Best of News Weekly include Colin Teese, Peter Westmore, Patrick J. Byrne, Terri M. Kelleher, Brian Coman, Jeffry Babb, Hal G.P. Colebatch, Peter Abetz, Chris McCormack, Mark McGovern, Damian Wyld, Lucy Sullivan and David James.

The first 100 purchasers will also receive a special bookmark commemorating the 20th anniversary of B.A. Santamaria’s death. On the reverse side is printed the poem that the great Australian poet James McAuley wrote for Bob, Retreat.



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

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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 210 × 148 × 20 mm