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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)



The falling leaf – a poem

The falling leaf

It is May Day
There are no workers
Marching past
An old man sits next to me
My old man
Waiting, at last
To be free

This is your freedom, Dad
It lives here now
This is your freedom, Dad
It lives in you now
It is you
You know how

Let us walk quietly
And look for things lost
Today and yesterday
That is my choice
It is yours too
At least for the moment

And the sleeping
That has you
Catches me too
Afternoons snore
Beyond your shores
Onto my island

My rich land
Of no money
But love
That falling leaf
From your tree
That is you
That is me

Let the goodbye wait
For another year
Let the wakings arrive
For both of us
In this we meet
Our humanity

Where mine is yours
Mine is what you gave me
And all I can do,
Is hand you your past
For tomorrow
And each day after

Then we joke
Your laughter is mine
I don’t understand
But I do,
This journey is me
This journey is you

A work in progress John Passant 1 May 2017