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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
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Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
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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
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Archive for May 9th, 2012

A left wing Budget?

Madame Deputy speaker I move that the Budget Bill now be read a second time.

Madame Deputy Speaker, I am tonight presenting the most left wing Budget in Australia’s history.

This Budget will squeeze the rich till their pips squeak. This is a Budget for the battlers and working class.

It is a budget which unashamedly targets the parasites of capital who live off our labour and give us poor wages, few jobs and a crap environment.

I make no apologies for this class war. For over 30 years there has been a one sided class war in Australia waged by the rich and powerful against the poor and working class.

It is time our side fought back. This Budget is part of that fight back.


The Budget – a vignette on who is really paying for the ‘surplus’

Increases in unemployment, disguised and not so disguised attacks on the poor and low wage earners – oh this is a Labor Budget alright. It’s another example of Labor’s neoliberalism and lack of progressive vision, making workers and the poor pay for its surplus fetish.