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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
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Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
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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)

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Customs, drugs and refugees

There’d be one sure way I reckon to break the drug smugglers’ business model and all that goes with it, like Customs Department corruption. Legalise drugs and treat addiction as a health issue. They did that in Portugal and the results have been a great success.

Maybe we could do something similar for refugees too – remove all the talk of ‘illegals’ and stop the barbarous treatment that is imprisoning them here and offshore. Then we could begin to treat asylum seekers as human beings with needs that we can address and so help them become loved members of our community, for their benefit and ours.



Comment from Ross
Time December 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

John if we make drugs a health problem,then the price of drugs will fall and there will be no profit it creating misery.

The $ 90 billion of heroin they produce in Afghanistan will have no value.Do you think that the capitalist system will allow this to happen?We see our soldiers guarding poppy plantations and no one asks a pertinent question.

Both the banking system and the CIA are implicated in drug trafficing.

Comment from Ewen
Time December 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

There is a very dark side to drug smuggling involving the AFP and customs. Schapelle Corby is rotting in jail in Bali as a sacrificial lamb due to such corruption. Please take the time to watch “The Expendable Project” a documentation of her unjust treatment.

Comment from Mary
Time December 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Dugs and booze has been big controlled since prohibition. Governments control it along with gambling. It is the progative of the rich to spend big and in the meantime exploit the plebs. As Marie Antoinette said- “Give them cake” . The gullable took the cake instead of demanding a better deal. That is the problem today, many take the cake instead of thinking of the future consequences when the cake runs out. I speak of the fly in fly out workers who will be stuffed if the mining industrydecides to lay off workers and import overseas workers at a cheap rate. it is already happening in WA with Reinhart.