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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)



Top ten 2013: Wipe the smile off Abbott’s face

The election of the Abbott government in September 2013 marked the logical conclusion of Labor’s six years of neoliberal reign and handover from one neoliberal  government to another.

Here is a snippet from an article re-posted from Red Flag which talks about how to wipe the smile from Abbott’s face.

We know what’s coming writes Diane Fieldes in Red Flag.  Upon winning the election, Abbott declared Australia to be “under new management and open for business”.

Abbott’s “Letter to the people of Australia”, brought to us by the Murdoch press immediately after the election, shows we’ll need to fight. It doesn’t mark any huge departure from what we’ve suffered under Labor: handouts of billions to major corporations, punitive assaults on Aboriginal communities, “Operation Sovereign Borders” to attack refugees, thousands of job losses in the public service and a “review” of childcare funding that’s designed to keep childcare workers’ already miserable wages down. This is what the Australian ruling class wants, and Abbott is going to oblige.

So how can we resist?