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July 2020



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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 'Poetry'

We will win – a poem

We will win   The walk labours while the talk continues, Not the marathon man But a trier, caught between the finish and the end To try more steps, some day When the body permits Or to remember the rays And the steps of yesterdays   Modern man and woman make miracles Of medicines that […]


The lifeboat – a poem

I am become a tablet A pill to kill the enemy within Out damn spot rages nightly And every day Where hope abandons hope And grows again A gain that walks better today But not so well tomorrow Tottering between pain and moving   Out damn sorrow and take with you The filth that spews […]

Signed copies of my first book of poetry

In all the excitement about the contract for my second book of poetry arriving recently, I forgot to mention that you can still buy signed copies of my first book, Songs for the Band Unformed. Here is a link to do that through Independent Australia.

‘Whose broken is this?’

The proofs for my second book of poetry turned up today. I am going through them now. There is not very much to change at all. ‘Whose broken is this?’ will hopefully be available in a few months.