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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 'Turnbull government'

Malcolm Turnbull’s last stand

There is only one way to restore the democratic deficit, says Independent Australia Canberra correspondent John Passant — election, now!


By-election blues: Malcolm Turnbull eats humble pie after Super Saturday wipeout

It was indeed a Super Saturday, says John Passant in Independent Australia — for Bill Shorten and the Labor Party, that is.

McCormack elected Nationals leader as Barnaby ‘rests’ on the back bench

Barnaby is not dead; he is just resting on the backbench. Michael McCormack will have to accept that Joyce is the power behind the throne, I write in Independent Australia.  

Should Barnaby Joyce resign … and what about Malcolm Turnbull?

[Deputy Prime Minister Joyce (left) and Prime Minister Turnbull at the New England by-election, December 2017 (screen shot via @9NewsSyd).]   If a thorough investigation into the potential abuse of power and misuse of public funds in the Barnaby Joyce affair isn’t undertaken, then both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister should resign, […]

It is time to go, Mr Turnbull

Cartoon by Mark David / @markdavidcartoons Turnbull continues to backflip as the Coalition’s tenuous majority and his leadership remain under constant strain, I write in Independent Australia.

Malcolm Turnbull’s democracy at work – but not next week

The Turnbull Government is in complete disarray and every day brings some revelation of further incompetence, I write in Independent Australia​.

The Turnbull government continues to attack workers

It’s time to break the unjust laws that make up Australia’s industrial relations system, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.,10681   Feel free to make comments on the site too and to share.

People will die this winter because of Turnbull government actions

Mr Kelly and Mr Turnbull, people will die this winter, but not because of renewables, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

Happy New (Financial) Year: Tax cuts for the wealthy, wage cuts for the poor

This financial year’s inequality is epitomised by tax cuts and pay increases for the few alongside penalty rate cuts and more austerity for the many, I write in Independent Australia.

Guns for votes, the Australian Building and Construction Commission and double dissolution triggers

The Coalition Government in Australia is struggling with internal divisions and crossbench pressures, plus recent polls show it is “on the nose” with voters. To read the whole article click here on John Passant’s report in Independent Australia.