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August 2021



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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)



Archive for 'Morrison government'

Our politicians could learn a lot from today’s youth

Government condemnation of a massive protest by students over climate change has shown us where the real intelligence lies, I write in Independent Australia.


The Coalition ignores workers, veterans and refugees – but not war memorials

Today, the potential for economic, environmental and humanitarian change lies with workers just as it did after World War One, I write in Independent Australia.  

Scott Morrison is the ad-Lib PM

Failed advertising executive and current Liberal Party Leader, Scott Morrison, is the “ad-Lib” Prime Minister, I write in Independent Australia.

The Morrison Government, misogyny and the tampon tax trick

‘The misogynist Morrison Government has used the removal of the tampon tax – which should never have been there – to paint itself as a champion of women, writes Canberra correspondent John Passant.’ To read the article in Independent Australia click here.

Scott Morrison is the removalist

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the removalist — removing anything that might stop the Coalition retaining Government at the next election or, at least, the things that could turn the defeat into a rout.

Morrison’s Coalition government in complete disarray

Complete with a new leader, this Government remains in complete disarray — merely keeping the seat warm for Labor, I write in Independent Australia.

Wagga Wagga’s message to the Morrison muppet show

The massive voter desertion of the Liberal Party in the previously safe seat of Wagga Wagga will take some explaining, writes Canberra correspondent John Passant in Independent Australia.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Ten days that did not shake the world

Scott Morrison’s timidity and inaction have been driven by the irreconcilable differences between the moderates and conservatives within the Government and the rejection of the Coalition’s brand of neoliberalism by many workers and others.