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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (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
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)

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Slogans to capture the essence of capitalist Australia

Our beloved Federal Labor Government is going to spend $20 million on finding a  slogan to best describe Australia and attract investment and tourists here.

Let’s run our own.  In a few words tell us what phrase you think best describes Australia.

Make your sugegstions in the comments, and I’ll collate them and put them on site in a few days.

Unfortunately I can offer no money for this task unless Rudd et al decide that our speaking truth to power has uncovered a winner. 

Let me start of with a few, not very good, ones.

Rudd’s Australia: All piss and wind

Australia’s outback: Third World poverty in action

Australia’s natural beauty: sold to the highest bidder

Australia: a great place for racists

Australia: big polluters welcome here

Australia: only the really really filthy rich are welcome here

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Comments

Comment from stacy
Time August 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Australia: now still with IR laws

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Comment from Dave Bath
Time August 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

For tourists:
“Australia – visit it while it’s still habitable”

For business:
Don’t bother writing a slogan, cut out the middle man and put control of policy and ministerial exemptions from regulation up on eBay.

Comment from Abi
Time August 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Bring your money, because we love giving it to the rich.

Comment from Troy
Time August 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Australia, something for everyone.

Comment from Benjamin Solah
Time August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

Australia: Not our land, but we’ll invite you over anyway

Comment from Auntie Rhoberta
Time August 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

Australia: Try Before You Buy!

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