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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 'Scott Morrison'

Taking a scalpel to the poor, unemployed, students and workers: Budget 2017

Unlike the Abbott/Hockey sledgehammer approach, this Turnbull/Morrison 2017 Budget is still cutting off our arms and legs but anaesthetising us first, says John Passant in Independent Australia.


Scott Morrison’s taxed-nots

Scott Morrison’s “taxed nots” rhetoric is a cruel victimisation of Australia’s most vulnerable, writes John Passant in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here. ScoMo’s taxed-nots

Hey unions – how about fighting for big wage increases as compensation if the GST goes up from 10% to15%?

Since the income tax cuts to compensate for increasing the GST will not deliver real and lasting compensation for workers, and since workers are the one group in society with the power to fix that, the task of militants in our trade unions should be to argue for and organise around winning wages increases to compensate for any increased GST. Over to you militant unions and class conscious workers. Just the threat of GST wage increase strikes might cause some ruling class members to hesitate about increasing the GST. And it might help unions win back some working class support.

Australia does not have a spending problem

Tax the rich and slash defence spending? The Liberals – ha ha ha. Labor – ha ha ha.

Some moral lecturing for Scott Morrison

Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says he ‘will not take moral lectures from Bill Shorten or Sarah Hanson-Young on border protection.’

Perhaps then he could try Jesus Christ for a change.

It’s the St Louis all over again

In 1939 the US turned back the boat the St Louis with 939 Jews on board. It went back to Europe. Estimates are that at least 250 of those Jews died in the Holocaust. It is the same logic that sees Australian ‘Border Protection’ Minister Scott Morrison return asylum seekers to the war criminals and human rights abusers in charge of Sri Lanka.

Refugees: Understanding the brutality of the Australian ruling class

Labor and the Liberals have set the template for attacks on unions with their attacks on refugees. The regime of lies will continue and spread from the external other to the other within.

Defending refugees is defending the other. Defending unions is defending the other. One struggle, one fight.

Calling a spade a spade

Let’s call a spade a spade Scott Morrison.

Behaviour protocols for all Liberals

Surely we need ‘behaviour protocols’ to protect us from all these vicious brutal Liberals roaming freely in the suburbs? I have advised the police but they appear not to take seriously my concerns about vilification, lies, incitement to violence and dog whistling. Perhaps the fact almost all the members of this bloody and violent Liberal gang are rich and white has something to do with their inaction.

Only the working class on the march, fighting for its own interests, can defend our society from the racist downward spiral it is on.

70 years ago it was Jews as targets; now it is Muslims

Politicians on both sides of the capitalist divide think there are votes in bashing Muslims. One side is just quiet about it and watches as the boats full of Muslims sink,while talking about being tough on asylum seekers. The other side attacks Muslims openly and talks about turning the boats back.