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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

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
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From Trump to Australia Day – the indigenocide remains the same

Photo taken by Brendan Donley in 2016 in Perth. (Image via ‏

In Independent Australia I explain how the rise of Trump is related to indigenocide and Australia Day.

I say among other things:

Here in Australia, millions will celebrate Australia Day on 26 January. This is the day to celebrate the establishment of the first (white British) settlement in Sydney Harbour. There will be endless talk about the great Australian spirit and all being together.

It is all bullshit. Indigenocide saw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Aboriginal people between 1788 and 1850, either through actual force of arms, or more often disease, dispossession, imprisonment, and poverty. From convicts to military, from forced immigrants to free men and women, while the Aboriginal population was halved between 1788 and 1850, over the same period the white population grew at a rate of about nine per cent annually. In terms of population numbers, this effectively meant replacing black people with white people.

So effective was the process of extermination that, according to A Dirk Moses, the Indigenous population declined from approximately 750,000 in 1788 to 31,000 in 1911. The massacres, the deaths and dispossession have not ended.

To read the whole article click here.