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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 January 26th, 2010

So John, what is imperialism?

Imperialism is the competition between the major economic states. That competition is economic, political and military, but ultimately rests on military strength and often resolves itself militarily.


Let’s give one million pounds to Goldman Sachs!

Goldman Sachs has agreed to limit its UK partners’ pay and bonuses to 1 million pounds. That sounds about right –¬†one million pounds into their money grubbing greedy guts.

McGorry backtracks

Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry has backtracked from his recent comment that detention centres are breeding grounds for mental illness. He now says he was criticising past government policies. Ah, that explains it. Howard and Keating detention centres bad; Rudd detention centres good. Shame, McGorry, shame.

Aboriginal leader: Talk to us or expect a tsunami

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had better be prepared to talk to the Aboriginal Nations, or face a tsunami-type backlash, says the convenor of a forthcoming Aboriginal summit in Canberra.