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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 'Debt'

Government debt: the good, the bad and the ugly

Morrison’s 2017 Budget Debt: The good, the bad and the ugly   The Turnbull Government’s propaganda about good and bad debt is a smokescreen to justify further attacks on welfare spending, writes John Passant in Independent Australia​  


Does debt drain the economy?

The UK government has spectacularly failed in its mission to reduce the deficit. Dave Sewell in Socialist Worker UK shows that even if it achieved its aim it would do nothing for ordinary people.

A stake in the heart of the welfare state from Obama

The fightbacks–and widespread fury at Obama’s swing to the right–are creating new militants who have concluded that a political alternative to the left of the Democrats is necessary. The challenge now is to link that sentiment to practical struggles in an effort to rebuild an independent left that’s prepared to fight back against the austerity agenda–whether it’s pushed by the Democrats or Republicans.

Greece is the word

The situation in Greece, both economic and industrial, is on a knife edge. It has the potential to spread. The crisis of capitalism is far from over.