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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)



Archive for November, 2008

Obama, climate change and protectionism

Obama may adopt a more sensible position on climate change than his predecessor.  But from what I have read (admittedly very little so I am happy to be corrected on this) ) the debate in the US seems to be more about energy dependence (i.e. oil from foreign countries) than climate change. Obama also has protectionist leanings  […]

Crap Corner – Ackerman says fairness caused economic crisis

Piers Akerman, writing in The Sunday Telegraph of November 9 (“Can Rudd stem the rise of Fortress America?”), had this to say about the economic crisis. It was set in play by the creeping socialist tendencies of Obama’s Democratic colleagues, who encouraged US mortgage firms to issue loans to individuals who clearly did not have the […]

Remembrance Day – the battle for the future

The war glorifiers have won the battle for the soul of Remembrance Day. Under the guise of opposing war, they ready the next generation of working class warriors to die in defence of capital. What we have ended up with are myths about brave Aussie boys dying for democracy. This is untrue. Our soldiers were and are […]

The Russian revolution – despotism or democracy?

7 November is the 91st anniversary of the Russian revolution. For me the revolution is the highest point in human history to date. Thinking that way puts me in a very very small minority of people alive today. And it gives me some strange bedfellows. No doubt some aging apparatchiks from the old USSR will […]

Crap Corner – Gerard Henderson wins the first award!

The first winner for Crap Corner is Gerard Henderson. I came across this from 2003 after googling my name to see if an article I had written recently had been picked up elsewhere. Gerard was rubbishing me for suggesting that “US bombs will not liberate Iraq” and that “revolution from below is the only way Iraq can […]

Wickenby – waste or wonder?

Project Wickenby is the multi-agency investigation into international tax evasion and avoidance.  It has been running for almost five years at a cost to the taxpayer of a little under $200m. Glen Wheatley went to jail.  The investigators are circling Paul Hogan.

It’s the economy, stupid!

Are we going to hell in a handcart? Certainly the US economy is in deep trouble, with a 0.3 per cent fall in GDP for the September quarter.  The December quarter will be worse if the US Stock Market is any guide (i.e. if it something more than a giant casino.) The Europeans look to […]

Immigration and discrimination

Like Sarah Palin, Bernhard Moeller has a child with Down Syndrome. Unlike Palin, Bernhard is a productive member of society. He is a very good doctor in Horsham and his patients love him.