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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 May 22nd, 2009

Lismore, music and being OK

John’s son is studying music at Lismore’s Southern Cross University.  It is rock and roll heaven!  And Michael is a great guitarist. He is on campus which is well away from the floods.  The river has now begun to recede.  The evacuees are moving back in.  When will it ever rain in Canberra?


It’s their crisis, make them pay

The New Anti-capitalist Party (le Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste) in France is campaigning in the European elections in June on the slogan ‘Everywhere in Europe, don’t pay for their crisis’.

Genocide of Tamils

Bruce Haigh, former Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, has a great article in today’s Canberra Times, called Tamil genocide all but sanctioned by Australia’s apathy.  When a link is available I’ll put it in.  David Pope’s cartoon in the same edition is also fantastic, comparing our frenzy about a beer mat theft in Thailand with […]