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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 'Independent Australia'

Trump, Pell, coal and halal certification

We may be careering towards war and climate change disaster and 4,444 victims of child sexual abuse may have been revealed, but “clean coal” and halal certification is what our politicians have focussed on this week, I write in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here through to the IA site.

From Trump to Australia Day – the indigenocide remains the same

In Independent Australia I explain how the rise of Trump is related to indigenocide and Australia Day. I say among other things: Here in Australia, millions will celebrate Australia Day on 26 January. This is the day to celebrate the establishment of the first (white British) settlement in Sydney Harbour. There will be endless talk […]

The morbid symptoms of neoliberalism

In Independent Australia on Tuesday I discussed neoliberalism, worldwide rejection of political establishments and the ramifications for workers. Click here for a link to the article.

Another Manus refugee dies as Turnbull dishes out hypocrisy to the homeless

‘Turnbull “humbly” served lunch to the very people he victimises. He then instructed the rest of us to “hug” them.

‘At the same time, he refused to acknowledge that his government’s policies have murdered yet another refugee, who came to us seeking sanctuary from murderers in his homeland.’

Why not tax the rich instead of screwing the poor?

I wrote this back in May for Independent Australia. It contains some of those pesky things called facts that rebut the Morrison lies about the taxed and the not taxed. Why not tax the rich instead of screwing the less well off?

From France to Australia: Women measuring up and measuring up women

With the burkini ban in France, the schoolgirl porn website scandal in Australia and the reaction to it from Melbourne’s Kambyra College, last week was a “great week” for women, writes John Passant in Independent Australia. French burkini ban: Women measuring up and measuring up women

Nauru is Don Dale, only worse

The Turnbull Government has earned world-wide condemnation again for its treatment of children in detention, this time refugee children and women on Nauru. The Guardian’s leaked reports show a scale of abuse far worse than Don Dale. John Passant reports in Independent Australia.

The Big Four Australian banks, super profits and a Royal Commission

My latest in Independent Australia. The super profits of the Big Four banks continue to impact on the rest of the economy and Malcolm Turnbull’s solution of ordering them to appear before the Economics Committee is not likely to make them give up those profits.

Australia’s political divide and neoliberalism

In Independent Australia I discuss Australia’s shifting political divide in light of growing global austerity and the rise of extremism. I call for unity against the rising tide of reaction. To read the article In Independent Australia click here. Neoliberalism and Australia’s political divide.

Reality check for major parties in election cliffhanger in Australia

My article in Independent Australia today on the election. John Passant discusses Australia’s close election result and what is says about our disengagement with out of touch politicians.