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January 2022



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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 'Rudd Labor'

Defending asylum seekers against Labor’s attacks

While we are focused on the non-threat from the ‘other’, in this case asylum seekers, the bosses can put their hands deeper into our pockets. The immediate task for the left and for others concerned about Labor’s attacks on the most vulnerable must be to relate to the anger many decent Australians feel and help build the demonstrations scheduled over the next week and make them as militant as possible. As Martin Luther King has said “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” To that I would add unjust actions of government. That can only come about through mobilising people now in the fight and making the arguments for seriously challenging the injustice that is this rotten Labor government policy of deporting asylum seekers.


Rudd wins, but Labor is still a disaster zone

Kevin Rudd is once again leader of the Labor Party writes Mick Armstrong in Socialist Alternative. But the ALP remains an absolute disaster zone. Labor is still likely to face a devastating defeat in the upcoming elections – defeat at the hands of Tony Abbott, one of the most despised Liberal Party leaders ever. If Labor can’t beat a disgusting reactionary like Abbott, whose whole social outlook is completely out of kilter with the mass of workers in Australia, then it should immediately be put out of its misery.

Is Labor gone? Sunday’s speakeasy

The polls show Labor could lose the next election, due within six months. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s popularity is in free fall since his decision to ‘postpone’ his Emissions Trading Scheme. Will Labor lose? Is this just a blip or is there a fundamental shift away for Labor? Hit the comments button to have your say […]

The lies of the mining maggots

The mining maggots don’t give a toss about jobs. All they care about is their huge profits. During the global financial crisis guess who sacked tens of thousands of workers? The mining maggots.  They got rid of 15 percent of their workforce. So much for their concern about jobs. Here’s how the head of the Treasury, Ken Henry, put it, […]

Give the mining tax to aborigines

Last year the mining magnates on Business Review Weekly’s Rich List increased their net wealth $9 billion.  Rudd Labor’s Resource Super Profits Tax (RSPT) will raise $9 billion in its first year. It looks to me like the filthy rich mining bosses can afford the tax. But what is Labor going to do with the […]

Labor does stand for something

Almost every policy Labor has or adopts is geared to improving the profitability of Australian capitalism. That is the Party’s essence.

Abbott’s already running the Government

Labor Party Financial Services Minister Chris Bowen has asked possible protest voters if they really want to wake up the day after the election with a Tony Abbott government. They are getting desparate. We already have a Tony Abbott Government. Cutting wages through its award modernisation program, attacking unions (teachers, building workers), demonising refugees, doing nothing […]

Labor:billions for guns and nothing for gums

Health Minister Nicola Roxon has said that a universal dental health care scheme would cost $4 billion and this Labor Government just doesn’t have the money. She’s lying. The Government next year will spend $26 billion on ways to kill people overseas. In fact Rudd Labor is increasing defence spending by 3 percent in real terms a year until 2016. $1.1 billion currently […]

Tax: what Labor won’t do

Taxing the rich and their businesses must be the policy of the left.

Lock Rudd up in the Curtin concentration camp

Almost everything this Rudd Labor Government does is reprehensible to me. There is not a shred of human decency in this pack of Labor political criminals parading as ‘my’ Government. From its dirty war in Afghanistan where Australian troops execute innocent Afghans to its Workchoices Lite threat to jail building workers and attack teachers, this Labor […]