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February 2017



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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)



Archive for February, 2017

Penalty rate cuts – because low paid workers are not exploited enough

The double-edged sword of penalty rate cuts for the lowest paid alongside tax handouts for the privileged may well galvanise the union movement, writes John Passant in Independent Australia. Click here to get a link to the whole article.


(2016) Vol 18 Journal of Australian Taxation

This is a link to the just published volume 18 of the Journal of Australian Taxation.  John McLaren and I took over the editorship in mid January this year.

Is it time for the A.C.T. to legalise and tax cannabis?

In Independent Australia I explore the idea of legalising marijuana for personal and medicinal use to raise revenue in the ACT.

To read the article click here. Is it time for the ACT to do a Colorado and introduce marijuana taxes?

Sexual abuse and neglect by church and state: Suffer the little children

Where is the outrage from our government at 4,444 reported cases of child sexual abuse over 30 years? The silence is deafening, says John Passant in Independent Australia.

To read the whole article click here. Suffer the little children: Sexual abuse and neglect by church and state

Australian National Imams Council condemns ISIS assassination video

Trump, Pell, coal and halal certification

We may be careering towards war and climate change disaster and 4,444 victims of child sexual abuse may have been revealed, but “clean coal” and halal certification is what our politicians have focussed on this week, I write in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here through to the IA site.

Turnbull’s mounting troubles

In Independent Australia on Monday I discussed Malcolm “Trumble” Turnbull’s declining popularity following a disastrous week, alongside the steady rise of the”PHONys”. It was written before Bernardi’s resignation but that resignation just reinforces my arguments I think.

Where are our words, today?

Where are our words, today? Have you been the morning, mourning? Taken flight in night, and song? Gathering, garnering the too long day To away with all? And so to fall, to fall For their catch cry, the call The sweet absurd, Caught in the ballad of their birds Without our words There is no […]

Left winger resigns from Labor to set up socialist group

Mr President, I rise to inform the Senate that this morning I have resigned as a member of the Labor Party to set up a political movement of Australian socialists, a community of working class Australians who will share their unique gifts and talents to chart a democratic and socialist way.

John Passant the poet-warrior

This is the first time we have ever read John Passant’s poetry and we found it to be such a unique experience, one that projects the reader into a world where truth isn’t always cordial and endings don’t always conclude with a happily ever after. So if you are weary of the “politically correct” lies and promises oversaturating society…this book is for you!