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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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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 January 24th, 2009

Self-appointed expert

I love this comment from Peter Reuhl, a columnist with the Australian Financial Review. “I can speak with a certain amount of authority here, partially because as a columnist I’m a self-appointed expert (meaning I’m usually wrong)…” (‘Hey, what’s a few differences between friends …’ AFR January 23-26 2009, page 84). I can relate to […]


Rudd Labor to sack thousands of public servants?

The Rudd Labor Government’s next budget in May will take a meat axe to vital public services and public servants. As Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said recently: “We have got further efficiency work (sic) under way – the second phase of the razor gang.” (Danielle Cronin and David McLennan ‘PS pain not over as China […]

Palestinian vote – correcting my mistake

My apologies.  My assertion of 72 percent of the vote for Hamas in the 2006 elections is wrong.  I think my memory confused the number of Hamas seats (74) with the percentage of the vote. Hamas won 44.5 per cent of the vote, and a bit over 54 per cent of the seats. Fatah won […]