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August 2018



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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, 2018

Scott Morrison: the new face of neoliberalism

Former Treasurer Scott Morrison is the new neoliberal Prime Minister, but the right-wing reactionaries in the Liberal Party will never be appeased, writes Independent Australia’s Canberra correspondent John Passant.


Australia’s latest Prime Minister

After three days of fighting to the death and destroying a Prime Minister, the Liberal Party has a new leader: Scott Morrison. In Independent Australia I discuss the change of Prime Minister.

Malcolm Turnbull’s last stand

There is only one way to restore the democratic deficit, says Independent Australia Canberra correspondent John Passant — election, now!

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PRESS GALLERY REPORT: Has Turnbull’s leadership run out of energy

There’s a new reporter in the House! IA’s Canberra correspondent John Passant delivers his first report as an official (and IA’s second) Press Gallery member, just as Turnbull ditches his signature NEG policy over #libspill speculation

More National Energy Guarantee Lies in Question Time

The NEG was a hot topic during Question Time on Tuesday, with the coal dinosaurs ignoring climate change for promises of cheap, reliable energy, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

‘Whose broken is this?’

The proofs for my second book of poetry turned up today. I am going through them now. There is not very much to change at all. ‘Whose broken is this?’ will hopefully be available in a few months.

#Reefgate, Joyce versus Husar and other scandals, the case for a federal ICAC

From Reefgate to the Banking Royal Commission and Joyce versus Husar to Cash and the AWU raids, the case for a Federal ICAC is comprehensive, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

Another Bolt from the white Right

Andrew Bolt expresses and inflames the reactionary propaganda and race hatred of a section of Australian society — a section who are exploited by politicians such as Pauline Hanson, particularly during times of economic stress, I write in Independent Australia. Click here to read the whole article.