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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (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
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (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)

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The Moss Review exposes the sexual and physical brutality on Nauru and all Tony Abbott can say is ‘things happen’

The Moss Review exposes the sexual and physical brutality on Nauru and all Tony Abbott can say is ‘things happen’.  His government released the review an hour after news that Fraser has died hits he airwaves in the hope that the rape, self harm, beatings etc are ignored by the Australian media and public in the frenzy over Fraser’s death.

 

Let’s be clear. This sexual and physical brutality on Nauru is part of the government’s plans to stop asylum seekers seeking refuge in Australia. Rather than discouraging this brutality the government wants to ignore it while knowing it happens to further its rotten political aims.  In fact subdued publicity about it in refugee hotspots is what the government may well want. It is the tactic of plausible deniability so beloved of Richard Nixon. Maybe it is time for the Australian Federal Police to investigate whether any government members have committed any crimes in their oversight of the offshore concentration camps.

Let’s build the demonstrations against this brutality and for refugees this coming Sunday, Palm Sunday, in capital and other cities across Australia. See you there.

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