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June 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 'Stimulus package'

Ground control to Major Tom?

Malcolm Turnbull as Major Tom? He has ventured into deep space with Godwin Grech, but I doubt that is what Minister Emerson meant. What did he mean?


A W-shaped recession?

This might be a W-shaped recession, with the W moving towards a w.

The Commonwealth Bank shows we are not all in this together

The actions of the Commonwealth Bank in raising interest rates and cutting employees’ wages show we are not all in this together.

Social democracy rules, OK?

Social democratic controlled burning won’t prevent the firestorm of the Great Recession from destroying hundreds of millions of lives across the globe. Rudd Labor will fan the flames.

France is our future

The recent general strikes in France were a success. Pressure is building from below for more action.

The stimulous package

‘Use your stimulous to go to the US,’ said a billboard outside a travel agency. Don’t they know only wankers like me can get away with making up words like stimuloss, but then again perhaps their misspelling  was intentional too.  After all Rudd’s stimulus package is lousy.

Too poor for the stimulus package

My friend Brian is too poor to receive the $900 stimulus payment. Last financial year Brian was working but earnt less than $11,000. This means that, even though he lodged a tax return, because he was below the effective tax free threshold and thus paid no tax on his income, he doesn’t get the $900. And the […]