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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)



Deaths in the workplace: putting Australian media hysteria in perspective

Socialist Alternative's photo.


Not to mention Aboriginal deaths in custody or the woman killed every week by her partner.



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Time October 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

[…] Deaths in the workplace: putting Australian media hysteria in perspective. […]

Comment from Lorikeet
Time October 14, 2014 at 10:02 am

Yes, it’s a good point.

But I didn’t like it when Bob Katter was treated like a dunce for suggesting that those returning from Ebola affected areas could be quarantined in houses at the beach. Sunday commentators said everyone would try to exploit the situation and that it would cost a lot. However a massive outbreak of disease would be even more costly.

Since Tony Abbott and the UN decided we needed another war in the Middle East, coloured people in Australia have become very hypersensitive. When I was sitting on a bus seat yesterday, some aboriginal people came to join me. I moved my bag off the seat and moved up to accommodate more people, and was given a derisive look as if I had moved up to get away from them.

Clearly racism is a 2 way street.