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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 November 19th, 2009

Is vegetarianism the way to save the planet?

Telling individuals to eat less meat to stop climate change doesn’t challenge an unsustainable and destructive system, writes Camilla Royle in the UK weekly Socialist Worker. Environmental economist Lord Stern of Brentford has recently argued that in order to stop climate change we should all start eating less meat. He proposes that the Copenhagen climate […]


Australia has not always locked up asylum seekers

Mandatory detention is a vile form of torture, reserved for people who are already vulnerable. The whole regime needs to be junked and replaced with a system that grants human beings the basic rights of freedom, independence, housing and employment.

Everybody talks about the weather

This unseasonal heatwave across Australia – it’s not even summer yet – reminds me of a famous remark: Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. It’s often attributed to Mark Twain but I think it was from a person called Charles Dudley Warner. Substitute climate change for the weather and it is so […]

Canberra heat and ABC news radio

It is just after 10 am in Canberra and the temperature is 27 degrees Centigrade already. It will hit 37 today. Damn. And another damn. I love listening to ABC news radio. Except when, like today, they are forced to broadcast Federal Parliament. Damn, damn and damn again and again and again.