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August 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 'Sam Dastyari'

Dastyari is small beer

Australia does a thousands times more to Papua New Guinea and Nauru than what Turnbull et al are complaining China is trying to do to us through the likes of Dastyari.  Barnarby Joyce is even threatening New Zealand as part of this process.

Of course Chinese imperialism is a threat. US imperialism is our day to day reality.  But the main enemy is at home. Australian imperialism is the biggest enemy working people in Australia and the region have.


Will the Chinese whispers become a roar?

I know the ALP is not going to do a Corbyn or a Sanders and electrify a mass base with pro-people policies and get them to fund its activities with small donations. Certainly a ban allowing only small donations is not going to change a party whose 33 years of neoliberalism are ingrained into its soul and parliamentary representatives. The ALP is not going to democratise and give power to its members because those members are, like the rest of Australian society, by and large well to the left of politicians. The task is to build a new politics, a politics that puts people first. That is what I am trying to do.