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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 20th, 2009

A league table for politicians?

I am thinking about developing a league table for politicians.  I would use unemployment rates, average incomes, education levels, that sort of thing in the electorate, to judge their worth. Such rankings would be invaluable. I think it only fair there be transparency so a person can choose which electorate to live in and hence […]


Stephen Jones: another Labor lapdog to join the Parliamentary gravy train?

I have just been reading in the Illawarra Mercury in Maccas at Fairy Meadow – they do great soy chai lattes, seriously – about Jennie George retiring from Parliament at the 2010 election. My esteemed union leader, Stephen Jones from the Community and Public Sector Union, is the hot tip for the position. The national executive will parachute […]

Playing politics with women’s lives: The Stupak Amendment and US health care ‘reform’

The Stupak Amendment passed during the House debate on health care in the US is a blow to women’s abortion rights–poor women in particular.

Workers, refugees and cogs in their inhuman machine

Why not increase our refugee intake to match our skilled migrant intake? Open our borders; let humanity finds its true home.