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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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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 November, 2016

The future streets are crowded

Nothing belongs, nothing lives
Under the tar
And nothing forgives
The cold dark star
The two ignore

This time there will be real change, won’t there?

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act does not restrict the free speech of the 1%

In Independent Australia I discuss freedom of speech amid calls from right-wing politicians and the Murdoch media for the Turnbull Government to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. I float a few other ideas as well, including the possibility that the new ‘anti-Semitism’ for the ruling class is Islamophobia.

Paid poetical ad

Warning! This is a paid poetical ad. If anyone wants a signed copy of my first recently published book of poetry, Songs for the Band Unformed, published a month ago, personal message me on Facebook for details or email me at

In defence of the Melbourne Cup

The real enemy is not workers letting their hair down for the Melbourne Cup. The real enemy is the government locking up innocent people on Nauru and Manus Island and attempting to ban refugees from ever coming to Australia. The real enemy is the bosses whose lack of safety concerns kills thousands of workers a year at work, or who underpay us or cut our wages or sack us.

Raise a glass to the Melbourne Cup. Let’s work together to help create a society where every day is a holiday and a celebration, free from exploitation and alienation.

Unions, corporate self-regulation and safety: Dreamworld or hell?

  The Dreamworld deaths have shone a spotlight on systemic corporate negligence of safety issues, set to worsen if the ABCC Bill passes, I write in Independent Australia. To read the full article click here. Unions, corporate self-regulation and safety: Is it a Dreamworld?