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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)



Dear Victoria Police Complaints Unit

Some of you may remember the abusive cop on my blog and the death threat in the same post from another person. After much thinking about it in January this year I asked the Victoria Police Complaints Unit to investigate.  It may come as a surprise but nothing has eventuated.


Dear Victoria Police Complaints Unit

Here is a snippet from my latest article in New Matilda about Victoria police inaction against death threats and abusive posts from Victorian police headquarters. But don’t worry. I have no expectation you will actually do anything given I am just a socialist and your officers need protecting from people like me.

‘Another commenter who called themselves Dirty Unwashedc*nts (DUC) among other things said: ‘Never let the truth get in the way of a good story hey cockhead?’ There were other abusive comments from them.

‘It turns out the IP address that DUC was using was the Victoria Police Centre at 637 Flinders Street, Melbourne.’

Could you please provide me with a copy of my file in relation to my complaint made in early January this year and all documents, papers, files, notes, comments, meeting details, telephone records, comments, whether electronic, paper or otherwise, in relation to me.  I have made this request previously but you refused to act on it.  There should be no charge for this request since your seeming inaction on my complaint has required me to make it.

I have cc’d in Jack Waterford, the editor at large of the Canberra Times and will send a copy of this to Chris Graham, the editor of New Matilda and to a Greens Victorian politician I know.

Kind regards


John Passant


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