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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 September 16th, 2012

Are these the Australian values you were talking about Gillard?

Inspired by Julia Gillard condemning the peaceful Muslim demonstration against racism in Sydney on Saturday, and her comment these were not Australian values, I have gone in search of Australian values.  Are these the Australian values you mean, Gillard? ‘A NATO airstrike killed eight women and girls in eastern Afghanistan, local officials reported …  The women were […]


Challenging anti-Muslim bigotry: Why the left needs to defend the Muslim protests

Socialist Alternative in Melbourne is holding a meeting this Thursday 20 September at 6:30 at the Victorian Trades Hall Council: Challenging anti Muslim bigotry: Why the left needs to defend the Muslim protests

Which side are you on? Oppressed Muslims or oppressing cops?

Solidarity is not a light switch. It must be on the whole time. Our support for the oppressed today prepares us for the struggles of tomorrow against capitalism and its agents of oppression. The best way to do that right now and to help drive back racism and oppression is to support and defend the Muslim demonstrators and any other struggles that do break out against capitalism.