ga('send', 'pageview');
John Passant

Site menu:

December 2013



RSS Oz House



Subscribe to us

Get new blog posts delivered to your inbox.


Site search


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)



The rantings of Lord Latham

Just sent this to the Australian Financial Review. My chances are about as good as former columnist John Quiggin.

I have no love for Gerard Henderson, and not just because he has attacked me. But for a serious paper of the bourgeoisie to give column space to a Mark Latham diatribe against Henderson demeans the Australian Financial Review. (Mark Latham, ‘A dose of Hendo is too much’ AFR Weekend 27 December – 2 January page 53.)

This ongoing Murdochisation of the Fin may further alienate readers looking for information and analysis about their capitalist system and how it works, or often doesn’t work.

Given I write about real issues I’d make a better columnist for you than Latham, although my socialist analysis would send many of your readers into apoplexy.

As a compromise could we have that nice Mr Quiggin back again please – all the seriousness without the socialism.



Pingback from The rantings of Lord Latham | OzHouse
Time December 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

[…] Dec 28 2013 by admin […]

Comment from John Quiggin
Time December 29, 2013 at 7:12 am

Of possible interest: Why I call myself a social democrat rather than a socialist

Comment from John
Time December 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

Thanks John. I vaguely remember reading this at the time and thinking it needed a response, mainly because it raised the important question of democracy and socialism. I will try to write something about this soon. Comradely, John.

Write a comment