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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 'Superannuation'

Labor’s super back down: a party rotten to the core

Me on superannuation and the death rattle of the ALP in The  Conversation.

Tax: some recent unpublished Financial Review letters

I have written recently to the Australian Financial Review – a newspaper in the process of joining the fruitcake faction of capital and becoming a more educated version of The Australian – on mining companies and tax and superannuation. In the interests of free speech for more than just billionaires and their sycophants I reproduce below my to date unpublished letters.

So what is all this superannuation tax stuff about then?

Abolishing the superannuation tax rort and taxing the rich will only be on the agenda when class war breaks out to fight back in the 30 year one sided class war of the bosses against us.

An article of mine on superannuation tax rorts in the Canberra Times

This is an article of mine in the Canberra Times on Tuesday 12 February. I argue that the benefits of the superannuation tax concessions go disproportionately and overwhelmingly to the rich and that it’s time to end the super tax rorts.

Superannuation for the rich?

A universal benefits scheme such as the age pension for all people over 65 and steeply progressive income tax rates and wealth and wealth transfer taxes are traditional left wing approaches to make the rich support the poor and less well off in society. It is time to tax the rich and that means getting rid of their tax rorts like superannuation tax concessions.

Superannuation and the Minerals Resource Rent Tax

This is my article in Thursday’s¬†The Conversation on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax and superannuation.