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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 'Population'

Did someone say ‘white Australia’?

We must see the talk of “sustainable population” for what it really is: an attempt to use racism to divert people’s attention from the real issues in society.


I’m for a big Australia

It’s far easier for the two major parties of capital to rail against immigrants and asylum seekers than to do anything that would actually address the real problems of overcrowding and congestion.

Memo to the environmental racists: Australia is not full

The only thing Australia is full of is environmental racists and their cousins – the Hansonite racists.

A simple man’s guide to the major parties’ population policies

Instead of attacking immigrants, why not tax big business and squeeze their profits to pay for decent public transport, decent public housing, decent hospitals and decent schools and universities?

Population – more dog whistling than at Crufts

The environmental crisis is a crisis of production for profit, not population. It can only be addressed by democratic planning where human need rather than profit is paramount.

Overpopulation, Malthus and Marx

Was Malthus right? Is there overpopulation?  At first blush it seems sensible to say so.  But commonsense flows from and may be a cover (deliberate or not) for the status quo, in this case the existing capitalist social structures and relations. The overpopulation catch cry used to be: “People are poor because there are too […]