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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 'Royalty'

Why are the royal bludgers so popular in Australia again?

It’s not that hard to understand why republicanism is at a low ebb writes Corey Oakley in Red Flag. Once long ago the banner of republicanism was raised by rebellious democrats, heroes of popular power and enemies of the establishment. Today the “republican movement” is a plaything of a section of a political elite that is despised and discredited in the eyes of most of the population.


Babies: poverty is the real story the media ignore

In Australia, according to ACOSS, more than 2.2 million Australians, or 12.8% of the Australian population, live below the poverty line. That figure includes 575000 children. To put that into relative terms, 17.3% of all Australian children live in poverty.

Compared to page after interminable page about the future king George, where is the one paragraph in one mainstream newspaper anywhere in the world mentioning the mass poverty of children across the globe or in their own countries, let alone making the argument that they are poor because George is rich?

It’s a scounger

Another royal parasite

It is hard for me to put into words what I think about whatsitsname, the royal baby. So I won’t. This Facebook meme says it all.

Suicide and the hypocrisy of the media’s royal love-in

We should oppose the poverty, alienation and misery that isolates people in despair. And we should have no truck with the hypocritical handwringing of those at the top who cause that misery.