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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 'Turnbull government'

It is time to go, Mr Turnbull

Cartoon by Mark David / @markdavidcartoons Turnbull continues to backflip as the Coalition’s tenuous majority and his leadership remain under constant strain, I write in Independent Australia.


Malcolm Turnbull’s democracy at work – but not next week

The Turnbull Government is in complete disarray and every day brings some revelation of further incompetence, I write in Independent Australia​.

The Turnbull government continues to attack workers

It’s time to break the unjust laws that make up Australia’s industrial relations system, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.,10681   Feel free to make comments on the site too and to share.

People will die this winter because of Turnbull government actions

Mr Kelly and Mr Turnbull, people will die this winter, but not because of renewables, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

Happy New (Financial) Year: Tax cuts for the wealthy, wage cuts for the poor

This financial year’s inequality is epitomised by tax cuts and pay increases for the few alongside penalty rate cuts and more austerity for the many, I write in Independent Australia.

Guns for votes, the Australian Building and Construction Commission and double dissolution triggers

The Coalition Government in Australia is struggling with internal divisions and crossbench pressures, plus recent polls show it is “on the nose” with voters. To read the whole article click here on John Passant’s report in Independent Australia.

Should the Turnbull government be worried about the swing against the Liberals in the A.C.T. elections?

The ACT election result should worry the Turnbull Government, since swings against parties have traditionally presaged the fall of the party federally, says John Passant in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here.

Could the Turnbull government organise a piss up in a brewery?

The Turnbull government on Wednesday passed a Labor amendment to a Tax Bill which called on the government “to explain why it has failed to close tax loopholes and increase transparency in Australia”. What next? Trying to organise a piss up in a brewery?

State racism and Hanson’s resurrection

I wrote in Independent Australia on Monday that Hanson’s resurgence combined with a Coalition Government and a renewed racialised right in the Reclaim Australia movement, signal dangerous times for Australian politics. To read the whole article click here. The Coalition, Hanson’s resurrection and the rise of racism

Turnbull, Brexit and fake security

There are lessons for Australia from the Brexit vote but they have little to do with economic “stability” as Turnbull and the Coalition would have us swallow, I write in Monday’s Independent Australia. I finish off by saying: ‘If Labor lose this election it won’t be because they were too left wing. It will be because they weren’t left wing enough.’