Dear Arch,

It was good to run into you at the green fair last weekend. Would you do me the courtesy of mailing Brian Martin's book to the Hon Stephen Martin MP, as you successor as shadow minister of defence. If that's embarrassing, just tell him I insisted (give him my URL). Congratulations on your new portfolio.

I have just written the following letters to John Fahey and David Butler regarding the option of waiving my so-called debt to the commonwealth. I don't know if you have already written to David Butler as promised, but I would be very grateful if you would write to at least David Butler in support of this latest request. Please send me a copy of any letter you send (or have sent).

-- Dave Keenan [URL updated]