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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. (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)



Archive for 'Bush'

September 11 – lest we forget

Lest we forget the lessons of September 11 in Chile, the US and Australia.


Tony Abbott: ironing man?

What irony. Tony Abbott, fresh from slaying the Joyce dragon, has declared himself the Ironman of Australian politics. After cycling 180 kilometres, swimming 3.8 and running 42 the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in Australia was moved to say: John Howard was described as a man of steel by George Bush. Margaret Thatcher was the iron […]

Obama: the charismatic Bush

Obama is playing the bosses’ game, not that of ordinary Americans. Workers in the US have elected a charismatic George W Bush.

Obama: nothing has changed

Afghanistan is engulfing Pakistan and thousands more will die; the Sri Lankan Government is killing tens of thousands of Tamils; the Israeli destruction of the Palestinians continues unabated; war tribunals – kangaroo courts – will continue; unemployment is getting worse and worse; the bankers are getting billions; tent cities are springing up.  Nothing has changed, […]

The Peter Garrett Good Government Guide – An Oily Analysis

Ive used the lyrics from some of Midnight Oil’s songs to measure the worth of the Rudd Government.  Peter Garrett is (or technically was) the Oils’ lead singer. They have re-formed briefly for some bushfire relief concerts this weekend. Garrett’s day job is as the Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts in Rudd’s Labor Government. Here are some […]

The hazards of the burn off argument

Dr Don Driscoll, from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, has an interesting letter in the Canberra Times criticising ‘the burn off will prevent extreme fires’ argument. He describes the ‘calls for more land clearing and fuel reduction burning’ as ‘reactionary’ and ‘muddleheaded’. Why?