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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)



White Ribbon Day – pictures paint a thousand words

Miss Dhu died in police custody. The police are one of the sponsors of White Ribbon Day.



Obama’s drone program kills women. Obama says he is opposed to violence against women.


Bibi Mamana, one of the two named women killed by a drone strike. (Image: BBC Panorama)

Locking up women and their children to reinforce racism in Australia and unite workers with their capitalist and austerity leaders. Turnbull cries crocodile tears against violence against women.



Asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor, in better days.  She is now behind the bars of Darwin’s Wickham Point immigration detention centre for the crime of being a refugee fleeing a regime that systemically oppresses women.



ASIO locked up and her son without charge for 3 years and quietly released her last week.


Sri Lankan Tamil refugee Ranjini on her wedding day. Ranjini, who had been granted refugee status and living in Melbourne, was picked up and held without charge at Villawood detention centre in Sydney for more than three years. Photograph: LettersforRanjini/Facebook


The bankruptcy of education camapigns is highlighted by walk a mile in their shoes. Men campaign against violence against women by wearing and reinforcing a symbol of women’s oppression



There is also the economic violence against women where for example in Australia men earn on average $27000 a year more than women.



All the while the terrorism against women in the family, in the jails, in the detention centres, in work, continues because it is systemic and can’t be addressed by education campaigns.