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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)



The plebiscite is dead: long live equal love!

The plebiscite is dead. Long live equal love!

We could have same sex marriage tomorrow if Parliament voted on it.

Imagine if Labor mobilised hundreds of thousands to take to the streets to win equal love. .

That is a real plan B, Labor. Lead a mass civil rights campaign for equal marriage. Do it now. Call us out on to the streets to stop business as usual until we win equal love.

We can’t afford to wait another 3 years. So instead of playing along with Turnbull’s parliamentary games mobilise us now and watch the Coalition split.

And win equal love.



Comment from Denis White
Time September 15, 2016 at 8:59 am

Would’nt that be something to see the old Labor party rise from the ashes. Alas, Hawke and Keating lit the fire of Neo-liberalism and de-regulation in this country burning the socialism which had inspired the grassroots movement. Alan Greenspan often referred to the hidden hand of the market, when l consider the outcome of the federal election and the rise of the Hansonite divided nation party l am more inclined to believe in the hidden hand of evil. Labor is now a rusted on part of global Neo-liberalism so leadership won’t come from that quarter. The Greens have the best social policies and are not corrupted by corporate money, there may lay our best possibility for change.

Comment from Fred
Time September 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Why do you need Labor to call you out onto the streets? Can’t you think for yourself?

Comment from John
Time September 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Yes, unlike you. Oh I dunno, Shorten launching a civil rights campaign might actually mobilise hundreds of thousands and threaten the Turnbull government.

Comment from John
Time September 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Thanks Denis. I think the best possibility for change is us, the 99%, protesting on the streets and in our workplaces.

Comment from Fred
Time September 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Why don’t you call people out onto the streets? Or will no one listen to you?

Comment from John
Time September 16, 2016 at 6:05 am

Gee, Bill Shorten or me? Tough decision as to who might reach a wider audience and have more success.

Comment from Kay
Time September 21, 2016 at 2:35 am

As usual, the Left have real problems with democracy!

If the majority of Australians want SSM, then it will happen. If not, it won’t. Either way, at least we will actually know what the majority want – not just what the Left say they want. Is there a problem with that?

I support SSM, and will vote for it. But I am happy to let democracy prevail.

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