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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)



Snap action Immigration Department Canberra Friday: Bring them here – let them stay

WHAT: Snap action ‪#‎bringthemhere‬
WHERE: Outside Department of Immigration & Border Protection, Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT Canberra
WHEN: Friday 12.30pm

In a huge blow to the Coalition government, the crowd-funded legal challenge to detention on Manus Island has succeeded. The Papua New Guinean Supreme Court has ruled that the Australian-run detention centre is illegal and unconsitutional. But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has dug in his heels saying the 900 men “in the Manus facility will not be settled in Australia.” Join this rally to tell Dutton to Close Manus, Close Nauru and #bringthemhere.

The Let Them Stay movement, including protests, workplace selfies, and the stand taken by doctors and health workers at Lady Cilento hospital forced Dutton to back down on immediately returning 267 vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees to Nauru. Following on from the‪#‎letthemstay‬ campaign campaign, we must now demand to #bringthemhere.

The PNG Supreme Court decision comes as protests have been held by those detained on both Manus Island as well as Nauru, which is nearing 40 days of continuous protests and join the demands for freedom, security, and permanent resettlement. We join the calls for an end to the threat of torture, assault, and harm. We demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.

Here is the Facebook event link.



Comment from Cheryl
Time April 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Why can’t they settle in New Guinea,
Are you accusing Papua New Guinea of being racist,
Or a less worthy country for people to settle.

Isn’t this discriminatory against Papua New Guinea and its people.?

Comment from John
Time April 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

One obvious reason. Some of them are gay and homosexuality is a crime in PNG. Another obvious reason, they will be attacked in PNG for being foreign. There is no work for them there. As for your stupid and ignorant question, no I am not accusing PNG of being racist. But I am accusing you of that, and xenophobia. Why do you fear refugees?

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