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January 2019



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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 January, 2019

No one is buying the Coalition’s neoliberal message

Despite tax cuts and an ongoing fear campaign, the Coalition Government is gone, writes Independent Australia Canberra correspondent John Passant. To read the article click here.,12319


Fascism, free speech and Facebook bans

Independent Australia’s Canberra correspondent John Passant finds himself on the wrong side of Facebook’s “community standards”. To read the article click here

Australia and the overpopulation myth

For many, overpopulation is the problem. It can also be code for keeping brown people out. For many activists, it might be unwitting but objectively, the overpopulation, anti-people scare campaign sends xenophobic and racist messages. To read my full article in Independent Australia, click here.

The St Kilda aftermath: Fascists and mainstream politicians

The St Kilda aftermath: Fascists and mainstream politiciansIn the wake of the St Kilda rally, John Passant explores the ways in which fascism is creeping into our government. You can read the full article by clicking here.

The Morrison Government takes Australia from bad to worse

It will be more of the same neoliberal policies from the Coalition in 2019, I write in Independent Australia. Click here to read the article.

Vote for my poetry book ‘Whose broken is this?’ in Dymocks top 101 books of 2018

Want to do me a favour AND have a chance at winning a $101 Dymocks bookvoucher? 1. Go to this site: Scroll to the bottom where it says “Got a favourite not on our list? Search for it here”.3. Start typing “Whose broken is this?”.4. When my book of poems called Whose broken is this? […]