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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 March, 2018

Link to ABC Radio South East NSW interview to be broadcast between 10 am and 10.30 am on Thursday 29 March

Sophie Longden at ABC Radio South East NSW interviewed me for 15 minutes about my poetry book launch. Plus a lot of politics and two poetry readings.   The book launch will be on 30 March at 4.30 pm in The Terrace at the National Folk Festival.   Sophie will be playing the interview in […]


We need to talk about Facebook

Social media data abuses by tech giants and political parties will continue as long as “you’re the product”, I write in Independent Australia.  

The Batman by-election: lessons for Labor and the Greens

In Independent Australia John Passant analyses Ged Kearney’s Batman by-election win and what it says about left-wing policies.

The Canberra Times’ Big Stoush: Read All About It (From One Perspective)

The Canberra Times is engaged in a ding-dong battle with the ACT Chief Minister, and if you believe the letters to the editor page, it has staggering levels of support. John Passant in New Matilda is not so sure.

What is International Women’s Day for?

In Independent Australia John Passant discusses the significance of International Women’s Day in effecting real change for women.

Australian politics – a slut shaming disgrace

In Independent Australia, John Passant reflects on a week of insanity in Australian – and world – politics, saying Labor and the Greens must do better.

When trolling complaints to Vic Police are reviewed by troller Brett Guerin

  John Passant has serious questions he would like answered by Victoria Police, amid the resignation of its Assistant Commissioner Brett Guerin. You can read my Independent Australia article by clicking here.