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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)



Archive for July 5th, 2015

Kevin Ovenden in Greece on referendum day

The movement has returned. Or rather, the strong beginnings of a movement which in its social molecular reality never actually went away. That’s an opinion. An estimation this morning. It is bright and sunny. And I am among the hopeful today.


A letter of mine on Q&A in the Sydney Morning Herald

A letter of mine on Zaky Mallah appearing on Q&A in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald. It is a few letters down.

Kevin Ovenden on the lead up to the referendum in Greece

For now, I’m confident of one judgement – the political system of the old order is broken. It goes without saying that a defeat for our side tomorrow is, to say the least, unwelcome. But, putting the same thing in another way, what of a victory for their side tomorrow? For several reasons we didn’t think tonight that that would stabilise things for them, despite the advantage it obviously would give.