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November 2010



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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 November, 2010

Boycott Israel; boycott Better Place’s electric car battery recharge rollout in Canberra

Better Place’s ties to apartheid Israel makes it unfit to roll out electric car re-charge points across Canberra.

Hazelwood must be closed

The environmental case for shutting down the Hazelwood power station is overwhelming. This brown-coal fired plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley produces 15 per cent of the state’s total carbon emissions, and it is the biggest carbon emitting facility in Australia. At 2005 report by the World Wildlife Fund listed Hazelwood as the most carbon intensive […]

Don’t bash the banks – take them over!

So while borrowing costs did rise the Commonwealth and other Australian banks have increased their lending rates to us by more than their increased borrowing costs. They gouged us, and continue to gouge us.

Victorian Greens must reject any deal with the Liberals

If the Victorian Greens want left-wing voters to consider supporting them in the upcoming state election, they need to unequivocally reject any deal with the Liberals. This should not be a complicated question for any party that considers itself a left alternative to Labor. It is true that Labor in office has carried through a […]