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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)



Telling the truth about scabs costs a union $200,000

The Maritime Union of Australia was fined $200000 for this poster among other things quoting Jack London telling the truth about scabs. Freedom of Speech Commissioner where are you? Or do you only defend rich white men?

The alternative might be to refuse to pay the fine and close the ports if the state takes any enforcement action.




Comment from Mike Ballard
Time August 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

We need to corner elected Labor and Green members to coalesce on axing anti-union, anti-strike laws. Are we mere wage-slaves?

Comment from Lorikeet
Time August 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Sorry Mike, but if you think that Labor or Greens will do anything about this, you are having a pipe dream, as they are on the side of corporates.

I was illegally fired from a federal government department by a Labor government nearly 30 years ago, when I was carrying a workplace injury incurred in the job. When my union leader went into bat for me, she was completely kneecapped by a Personnel Section filled with union haters.

Anti-strike laws definitely need to go and all workers need to learn the meaning of solidarity, and then fight tooth and nail for their rights.

Comment from Tom R
Time August 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

It says in the article the posters named 5 employees? Are the MUA employing Eausu, Judas Iscariot and Benedict Arnold now?

Or is there another poster doing the rounds, and the article not being entirely accurate?

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