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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 'Child care'

Women in League, cheer squads and domestic violence

The problem of domestic violence is systemic. It needs systemic solutions, not propaganda about the role of women in rugby league, nor stereotypes like cheer squads which reinforce the subordinate role of women in society and hence reinforce the very system which produces domestic violence.


How about full government funding for child care, not superannuation rorts for the rich?

A government committed to women re-entering the workforce could set up a program for state owned and operated (with parent participation) childcare centres at affordable rates in working class areas across Australia.

The wages of early childcare workers remain low, (Page 26), so a progressive government would also increase the pay of these workers markedly.

We need free child care

Working class parents, their kids and childcare workers all have the same interests: high quality, free and accessible child care, provided by workers who are treated with respect and paid a decent wage.

Fully paid year long parental leave

Tony Abbott is going to tax big business to pay for a six month fully waged¬†parental leave¬†scheme. Leftist Tanya Plibersek criticises him about a big new tax. Reactionary bullshit, Tanya. And yes, big business might be annoyed, Tanya. So what? How about a decent well paid scheme for a year and how about really improving […]