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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 December, 2018

Start the New Year off well – subscribe to Independent Australia

What better way to start off 2019 than to subscribe to Independent Australia (IA) and give yourself, and me, a late Christmas present. I am the Canberra correspondent for IA and write a weekly column for them. My recent admission to the Press Gallery means I will be reporting, health willing, regularly on the events […]


Big business: Legally avoiding tax the Australian way

Newly released ATO figures indicate that big business has avoided tax for the fourth year in a row, I write in Independent Australia. To read the article click here. 

It’s time to go, ScoMo

I write in Independent Australia: ‘It’s time to go, ScoMo and any other government that puts profit before people. The task is up to us, not Labor or the Greens or the union leadership, but us — ordinary workers and others united in fighting for a just and equitable world socially, economically and politically and […]

Neoliberalism, the ALP and the full death rattle Morrison Government

It is likely Australian voters will put the Labor Party into power in 2019. Will they be any better than this full death rattle Morrison Government, I ask in Independent Australia. Click here to read the whole article. 

Yellow Vests: Act Four: Where is France Going?

From John Mullen in Paris 9 December 2018 It is hard to count demonstrators spread out across thousands of mobilizations, but it seems that over half a million people were involved in « Act Four » of the Yellow Vest mobilization in France on Saturday 8th December. In Bordeaux a huge joint demonstration between university […]

Revolt in France: could Macron be under threat?

John Mullen in France wrote this after the events of Saturday but before the back-down (at least for the time being) by Macron on imposing the fuel tax. He says, among other things: ‘Macron’s pathetic excuse for the fuel tax rises is the environment, whereas in fact he is busy closing down thousands of kilometres of regional railway lines, cutting the funding for local government, and slashing the social housing programmes which allow employees to live near their workplaces. So it would be good to draw the links.’

Our politicians could learn a lot from today’s youth

Government condemnation of a massive protest by students over climate change has shown us where the real intelligence lies, I write in Independent Australia.

Macron and the Yellow Vest Revolt: Report from Paris

This is a 29 November 2018 interview with John Mullen in Paris by Left Berlin. It gives a good background to and analysis of the yellow vest protests in France and their class nature. I will publish a second even more recent report by John in a day or two.