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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 'The Canberra Times'

The Canberra Times and left-wing writers

The bigger picture is that The Canberra Times is part of the machinery that manufactures consent for capitalism. The far right, the right, the centre and the left that wants only to reform capitalism don’t challenge capitalism so are much much more likely to be published in the mainstream media, irrespective of the often misleading description given to these mouthpieces of capitalism as being either left wing or right wing.

Unions: fighting against asbestos, unlike the Hawke Labor Government

It looks as if the only people concerned about asbestos and Mr Fluffy were the ACT unions, as far back as 1983. Once again, unions, putting people (and not just members in this case) and their lives before profit.

Women must fight to win equal pay

An article of mine in Thursday’s Canberra Times on the gender pay gap and the need for women and their unions to take militant industrial action to overcome it. Comments (see the link under the heading) close after 7 days.

The Canberra Times – my unpublished letters

Just to show I am an equal opportunity sort of guy and that it isn’t only The Australian which doesn’t publish my letters, here are some of mine which the Canberra Times has decided not to print this month. Fair enough. I may just be a grumpy old nutter with a computer. And they do occasionally publish one or two of my ‘gems’