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April 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 April, 2017

ANZAC Day: Lest we remember

Lest we forget. It is the defining phrase of ANZAC Day. And yet the Day itself is about forgetting. It really should be lest we remember because ANZAC Day is about denying history.


The deceitful dogwhistling of Peter Dutton and Australian Values

Apparently, it is Australian values to blatantly lie and incite hatred towards asylum seekers, I write in Independent Australia

The wars that truly defined Australia

This is from the Sovereign Union Facebook page WE WON’T LET YOU FORGET Over 500 nations of peoples were slaughtered or displaced using savage weaponry, poisons, germ warfare and filthy trickery, in the bloodbaths that continued for over 150 years by the greedy invading savages. The frontier wars were carried out in such inhuman ways […]

To arms! Capitalists

Australian and New Zealand soldiers – you have been tricked

Australian values

Australian (ie ruling class) values? Genocide, war, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, running refugee concentration camps, screwing poor people and workers….

Housing crises: From property bubbles to homelessness

The Turnbull Government’s latest band-aid measures will do little to address housing affordability and nothing at all for Australia’s homeless, says John Passant in Independent Australia.

Old school memories

I went past my old school today Saint John Vianney is its name On that first day 59 years ago, I ran away I should have kept going I remember the beatings, of others mainly The angry nuns, the shouting The fear of God, Beaten in, always beaten in With stories and the rod I […]

Behrouz Boochani on what happened on Manus Island

This is a Facebook post from Behrouz Boochani on what happened on Manus Island. Three refugees and some Australian officers have been injured seriously. A refugee from Sudan has been injured in his head and another Sudanese man injured in his chest. A Pakistani refugee has been injured in his stomach and is urinating blood. […]

United in profit: Overbooking and violent removal all part of the service

United Airlines violently dragged a passenger off an overbooked flight in full view of shocked passengers, but it’s all in the fine print, I write in Independent Australia