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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (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
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Archive for 'Barnaby Joyce'

McCormack elected Nationals leader as Barnaby ‘rests’ on the back bench

Barnaby is not dead; he is just resting on the backbench. Michael McCormack will have to accept that Joyce is the power behind the throne, I write in Independent Australia.  

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The decline and fall of the LNP regime

#BarnabyGate has exposed the reality of the ineptitude of the Turnbull Government and the end is near, writes John Passant in Independent Australia

Should Barnaby Joyce resign … and what about Malcolm Turnbull?

[Deputy Prime Minister Joyce (left) and Prime Minister Turnbull at the New England by-election, December 2017 (screen shot via @9NewsSyd).]   If a thorough investigation into the potential abuse of power and misuse of public funds in the Barnaby Joyce affair isn’t undertaken, then both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister should resign, […]

It is time to go, Mr Turnbull

Cartoon by Mark David / @markdavidcartoons Turnbull continues to backflip as the Coalition’s tenuous majority and his leadership remain under constant strain, I write in Independent Australia.

In defence of Barnaby Joyce – sort of

  Barnaby Joyce’s High Court expulsion from Parliament is just a byproduct of the Constitution’s racist Section 44, says John Passant in Independent Australia

With some Joyce words, Australia plumbs new depps and goes to the dogs

Fresh from alienating new mothers in its Budget, what better strategy can the government come up with than pissing off the dog lovers of the nation? In a Joyce move, the terrier Barnaby has unleashed a real winner. He’s the pistol. Boo.

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.]

Your tax dollars hard at work

Put the slipper in

Barnaby Joyce: “This is not thousands of dollars. This is hundreds of dollars.” Like the $900 Peter Slipper claimed for his alleged wine tour you mean? Treat Brandis and Joyce like Slipper. Put them on trial too.

Cubbie Station, xenophobia and tax

Taxing foreign residents on their currently exempt capital gains will have little or no impact on foreign investment given that the gains are supposedly taxed in comparable tax jurisdictions. It will however bring revenue onshore that is currently going into the coffers of, for example, the US and European Treasuries, or being hidden in places like the Cayman Islands.