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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)

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)



Where are the Greens heading under Richard Di Natale?

Amy Thomas in Solidarity magazine discusses where the Greens are heading under Richard Di Natale. She says in part:

‘There is much at stake for The Greens in this. Will The Greens go the way of the Australian Democrats? Or will they seek to be a left alternative to Labor, and win away those disillusioned working class Labor supporters with nowhere to go?

‘Will The Greens focus on doing whatever it takes to get elected, compromising themselves and undermining the grassroots activism that created the party in the first place? Or will they use their positions in parliament to build the social movements and strikes that we need—and that hold the genuine possibility of transforming politics?’

To read the whole article click here.



Comment from paul walter
Time October 14, 2015 at 9:16 am

A desolate scenario.

The snubbing of Rhiannon was as gutless, deliberate and provocative snub. It has disheartened me as much as the failure of the Greeks losing their fight with the oligarchy.

They represent the final triumph of Baudrillard’s surface as substance notion in this gelded country- realistically, nowhere to go and no way out

You can’t just blame the oligarchic right, there has to be some thing deeply wrong also with people like Shorten and Di Natale.

Comment from Lorikeet
Time October 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

I can’t see the Greens going anywhere, certainly not since they helped the Coalition to financially smash ordinary pensioners. They have certainly alienated the older generations.

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