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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)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for March 11th, 2009

Unemployed first home owners?

As unemployment rises, where will the money come from for new first home owners to pay the mortgage?


Rugby League – smashed or just wobbly?

Sexism and the devaluation of women are inherent to of our class society. Let’s all work now to stop violence against women. But let’s also work for a future society in which all human beings are treated with respect.

Photos and freedom – in some countries …

“I didn’t know that taking holiday snaps was illegal in some countries.”  That’s the snappy line from smartraveller in Foreign Affairs. I checked the site and I couldn’t find any warnings against taking photos in Australia – Pine Gap to be precise. Rudd Labor recently amended the law to make sure that people who took photos of Pine Gap were jailed […]

Walking with Leo

I love walking with my dog. As we enjoy the back paddocks I talk to Leo for 35 minutes or so about politics, economics and life in general. He is a good listener. Leo is a golden retriever and nearly 9 years old.  He has begun refusing to walk.  The vet says he is fine physically.So we think it […]