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Bush loyalists predict positive legacy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Veteran aides to President George W. Bush, preparing to exit the White House, say history will judge him favorably despite his chronic low approval ratings.

G8 to back global AIDS vaccine plan

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 8 (UPI) -- The Group of Eight nations will back the setting up of a global HIV vaccine enterprise, a plan to spur the development of a vaccine for the disease.

G8 vows to eradicate polio by 2005

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 8 (UPI) -- The Group of Eight nations has set 2005 as the target date to eradicate polio, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

G8 to unveil famine-combat plan

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 8 (UPI) -- Group of Eight leaders have reached an agreement on a special initiative to help end famine in the Horn of Africa, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Bush speech meant as weapons caution

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A main point in U.S. President George Bush's state of the union speech was a call to countries to follow Libya's voluntary disarmament.

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Bush Campaigns For War Support

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- With a weather eye to slipping polls, President Bush Thursday opened a massive campaign to drum up support for his war on terrorism and offset doubts about its
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, Chief White House Correspondent
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The Hon. James Scott "Jim" Wilkinson MLC (born 4 December 1951 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) is the member for the Division of Nelson in the Legislative Council of the Tasmanian Parliament. He is also a practising lawyer in Hobart.

Jim Wilkinson belongs to the dominant Conservative majority in the Legislative Council. He has, along with the rest of the Council voted in favour of most of the Government's significant legislation. In a few notable cases Mr Wilkinson has voted down socially progressive legislation, such as the attempt by the Government in 2005 to regulate Tasmania's brothels.

Jim Wilkinson has been criticised for working in private practice as a lawyer at the same time as serving on the Legislative Council rather than committing to the job of Parliamentarian full-time. In the lead-up to the 2007 election he campaigned against the Lennon Government's pulp mill process, but after he was re-elected he ultimately voted in favour of the pulp mill.

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