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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

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 February 5th, 2009

Cricket, crisis and creative destruction

Just as the present economic crisis is not due to the usual business cycle but represents something much deeper, so too the decline of Australian cricket. The very basis of Australian cricket is under threat from internal and external forces.


The ATO’s Baroness Granger gets a gong

Jennie Granger is one of 3 Second Commissioners of Taxation in Australia, a heartbeat away from the Commissioner’s job. That should focus a few minds in the ATO and Government!  Let’s hope the Commissioner is fit, although the Change Program might be keeping him awake at night. I thought initially David Butler’ appointment as a […]

ATO in crisis series to become a soapie?

My ATO in crisis series is proving very very popular with the people who count – ATO workers.  Stay tuned for more revelations from the ongoing soapie that is the ATO.  And if you have some workplace madness, information or gossip that just needs to be published, feel free to let me know or put […]