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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)



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

Illegals invading Parliament

Have all the illegals invading our Parliament been sent back to where they came from yet?

Doctor Who, Peter Dutton and defeating real life enemies

Dutton’s new “super ministry” signals the need to ramp up the fight and defeat the Turnbull Government in true Doctor Who style, I write in Independent Australia.

People will die this winter because of Turnbull government actions

Mr Kelly and Mr Turnbull, people will die this winter, but not because of renewables, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

The Ali Fahour incident and an unseeing society

The tolerance of violence in sport is a symptom of a far greater malaise involving a largely unseeing society, I write in Independent Australia.

Happy New (Financial) Year: Tax cuts for the wealthy, wage cuts for the poor

This financial year’s inequality is epitomised by tax cuts and pay increases for the few alongside penalty rate cuts and more austerity for the many, I write in Independent Australia.

The Battle for the soul of the Greens: Gonski 2.0 and Lee Rhiannon

In Independent Australia I analyse the recent turmoil and deep divisions afflicting the Australia Greens and their significance for Australia.

Grenfell Tower – is it manslaughter by corporations and politicians?

Is the Grenfell Tower disaster ‘corporate manslaughter’? asks John Passant in Independent Australia.