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August 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 August, 2017

Socialism in our time? Matthias Cormann and the reds under the beds malady

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is warning about the dangers of Labor’s “shift to the left” while Bill Shorten talks of redistribution of wealth. But is socialism on the cards for Australia? John Passant in Independent Australia reports.


Pauline Hanson’s full burka and fighting fascism

Pauline Hanson cloaked her xenophobia in the cloth of liberating women, but taking her lead from Trump, her real aim is to unite the forces of fascism and white supremacy and build her electoral and social base.
You can read my full article in Independent Australia by clicking here.

The breath of tomorrow is yours – a poem

The breath of tomorrow is yours   I stand with the illusionists And those who have illusions Well, those card men and women Who trick us to waste two dollars To survive Not two billion to thrive   And the illusioned? What do we say to them? That two dollar card games are tricks? They […]

War, love and marriage equality

The Turnbull Government’s requirement for a postal plebiscite on marriage equality but not for sending troops to North Korea only reinforces the importance of voting ‘yes’, says John Passant in Independent Australia.

Highway robbery, terrorism and the Commonwealth Bank

It has been alleged the CBA funded terrorism, so why isn’t CEO Ian Narev being held incommunicado and without charge under Australian terrorism laws? I ask in Independent Australia.

Our Parliament is in crisis over a section 44 technicality – not inequality

  Our Parliament is in crisis over s 44 technicality – not inequality The s44 fiasco has already taken decent Senators but forcing Roberts out to be replaced by Hanson’s sister is hardly democratic reform, I write in Independent Australia