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home / archives / sport / car racing / 12th March 2000

A rough week for the Howard Government.

As the Formula One Grand Prix takes place in Melbourne, an escalating number of issues continue to cause problems for Prime Minister John Howard and his government: the aged care issue worsens with revelations that some elderly in Queensland nursing homes may have died from neglect, National Party MPs take issue with Telstra's quality of service in the bush, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raises concerns about the proposed takeover of the Colonial Bank by the Commonwealth Bank.