I did read your entire post. I believe this URL was not included in what you posted. Perhaps it was dropped when you cut and pasted. If you had read the public website from which the article you forwarded was copied, you would have seen the notice at the bottom of the page indicating that it was copyrighted by the Australian Broadcasting Company. (Not ABC News, incidentally.) Whoever posted it to the list where you got it violated the terms of the use of the ABC website by forwarding it to the list, not to mention copyright law. You expanded those violations by copying the story here.
You also violated the rules of this forum, which were laid out on the day I set it up, and which have not changed since then. They are posted in the stickies at the top of each section of the forum. Here's a quotation from the sticky at the top of the "General Management" forum, titled, "Welcome! Please read before posting."
"... you must not violate copyrights. That means no posting someone else's words, pictures, or thoughts -- with or without attribution -- unless you have their specific permission to do so. I will remove questionable posts and warn users that have posted them. "
The only reason that I made this discussion public is because of the level of paranoia in the anti-NAIS crowd. I wanted it on the record what my reasons were -- and more importantly were not -- for removing Cory's post.
The mere fact that something is on a public website does not mean that it can be copied and retransmitted without the permission of the writer. The fact that others have copied and retransmitted the material first doesn't make it any less incumbent on others to obey the copyright law.
The politcal material purports to be from one particular author who is not a member of this forum. I have no way of knowing whether she has agreed to have her material distributed. Or, indeed, if she is really the author of it.
Lest there be any question about it in the future, I restated my rules in the above post. If you want to abide by those rules, fine. Have at it. If not, that's fine too. I'll just keep deleting your posts. After I've deleted enough of them, I'll disable your account.
The same rules apply to all "cross posted" material, regardless of content.