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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 May, 2010

Canberra Labor attacks bus drivers

Here in Canberra one of the most left wing Labor Governments has shown its true nature by attacking its workers. That is Labor’s role. And the Greens? They have traded away principles for power in their support of Labor’s attacks on workers.

Mining companies only pay 13 percent income tax

Guess how much income tax BHP and Rio Tinto pay as a percentage of their accounting profit. 13 percent according to Treasurer Wayne Swan. Workers on the average wage pay 30 percent tax on their earnings over $34,000. For workers earning more than $80,000 it is 40 percent on that extra income. It’s not as […]

The concentration camp of fear

We cannot escape, until we arm ourselves and stand against their might; in the one struggle, the one fight, against these enemies of light. The end of the numbered human and pink triangle, of the starving slave, is in sight. On the horizon, glimpsed and distant, but there in our here, we can end their dark night.

Saturday’s socialist speak out

Tired of capitalist crap? Want to attack war, poverty, injustice, inequity and oppression? Want to rail against all of this and more? Here’s a chance to speak out. Grab that megaphone and have a shout! Have your say. Hit the comments tag to see what people are talking about and to participate.

Intergalactic imperialism

A civilization that has figured out interstellar travel will have figured out how to satisfy their basic needs of food and energy in a sustainable manner.

So which mining magnate did you vote for at the last election?

Why do we bother with elections if Clive and Tom and Marius and the other few thousand big boys (and occasional big girl) control our lives? Why don’t we just let them decide things? Oh, we do.

Labor does stand for something

Almost every policy Labor has or adopts is geared to improving the profitability of Australian capitalism. That is the Party’s essence.

A sinister plot to destroy Labor?

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner was on the 7.30 Report bemoaning the fact that the Greens had a sinister plot to destroy Labor. I think Labor is doing a pretty good job of destroying Labor without needing any help from the Greens.


Can I just say that sometimes, in the heat of discussion, I go a little bit further than I would if it was an absolutely, uh, calm, considered, prepared, scripted remark. Which is one of the reasons why, the, the the statements that need to be taken absolutely, as, as gospel truth is those carefully […]

Greek crisis makes the case for socialism

The Greek workers’ struggle points to an alternative to a future of hardship and escalating nationalist tensions. That alternative is socialism, where the workers will not just resist this or that attack, but will destroy the whole rotting edifice of capitalism and the misery that it brings.