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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)



Securing the MH17 site: They don’t like it up ’em

Whenever I hear Abbott talking about Australian police/defence forces securing the MH17 site, I am reminded of this. They don’t like it up ’em.

Experts are saying much the same thing but in more measured tones. Here’s a link to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald called Australia risks inflaming Ukraine conflict by sending armed police to MH 17 site: analysts. It starts off:.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plan to deploy armed police to the MH17 crash site risks increasing tension in the Ukrainian territory held by Russian-backed rebels, according to international political analysts.

The often brilliant Jack Waterford, editor at large of The Canberra Times, at his biting acerbic best, rubbishing the Murdoch press Abbott hero worship and war mongering and hopefully leading the fight back against the Murdochisation of the Fairfax stable.

Tony Abbott is having a marvellous time in the limelight representing a country which, with the Netherlands, is leading the international outrage. He might not have willed the circumstances, but shit happens, and he has jumped on to a bus that takes his leadership, local and world-wide on to a level high up above mere politics, and his Lilliputian rivals. He is on a world stage, with bigger players such as the United States and Britain happy to thrust him forward as the voice of anger and common sense. He represents victimhood, and outraged virgins everywhere.

To read his full article, click here: Australia spruiking for a major war against Russia.



Comment from Kay
Time July 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

I assume this is your crude attempt at humour in the face of such an unmitigated tragedy?

Do you think your Russian separatist friends are doing a terrific job? I’m sure they managed to remove a lot of incriminating evidence, but the entire crash/crime scene was a complete, disrespectful shambles.

Actually, Abbott and Julie Bishop have managed this very sad affair very well, and very respectfully. And the UN supported them.

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