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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 March 8th, 2012

Tax the rich eh?

In France, Socialist Party candidate François Hollande proposed a 75% tax on those earning income of greater than 1 m Euro (or about $1.2 m). Hollande now leads President Sarkozy by 18% in polls taken for the Presidential election in May. Are there any lessons for Labor?


Women’s liberation: still a long way to go

Readers in Canberra might be interested in attending the Socialist Alternative meeting ‘Women’s liberation: still a long way to go’ at 6 pm on Thursday 8 March in Hayden Allen G 50 at the Australian National University.

Reclaim International Women’s Day from the bosses

What better way to reclaim International Women’s Day than to strike for equal pay until it becomes a reality now, not in some never never far distant future?

Women workers and women bosses have nothing in common. Fight the bosses, male and female, for equal pay now, for a proper maternity leave scheme, for abortion on demand, for free child care, for jobs for all.