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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)



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Facebook censors me – the first step in my action against them

Dear Readers, this is a copy of the letter I sent to the A.C.T Human Rights Commission about Facebook censoring me and one of my posts. To: The Human Rights Commission Dear Dr Watchirs and staff On Monday 11 March 2019 Facebook advised me, and I quote: ‘You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to […]


Morrison Government takes fearmongering to another level

By John Passant | 11 March 2019, 7:00am | Independent Australia It was just another week of lies from the Morrison Government, kickstartedthis week by Energy Minister Angus Taylor. There he was, straight-faced, telling Barrie Cassidy on Insiders that greenhouse gas emissions were falling. Cassidy kept on producing facts that showed that contrary to Taylor’s claims, emissions had actually increased over […]

Subscribe to Independent Australia and support me and other independent media

Independent Australia is now offering two paid subscription options with lots of benefits, but without introducing a paywall. By subscribing to IA, you will be supporting a great cause — fearless Independent media. We need 2,000 subscribers to be truly viable. As you can see by the barometer on the right, (when you click the […]

Coalition ministers abandon the sinking ship

By John Passant | 4 March 2019, 7:00am |  Independent Australia With news of yet more ministers retiring at the forthcoming election, it’s beginning to look a lot like 2013 I write in Independent Australia. In 2013, a number of senior Labor people, including ministers, announced that after many years of service, they would not be contesting […]

Cardinal George Pell found guilty

A jury found Cardinal George Pell guilty of child sexual abuse in December last year I write in Independent Australia. Pell was found guilty of sexual penetration of a child under 16 and four charges of committing indecent acts with a child, or in their presence. after five weeks of hearings and three and a half days of […]

Julie Bishop and the Liberal Party women

By John Passant | 25 February 2019, 7:00am |  Independent Australia It was Julie Bishop’s farewell. She was Australia’s first female Foreign Minister but what were her achievements in the role? Cosying up to Saudi Arabia and its war crimes in Yemen? Keeping our lapdogs in Nauru and Papua New Guinea well fed? Downplaying on the global […]

Buy signed copies of my new poetry book ‘Whose broken is this? and other poems’

You can buy signed copies of my new book of poetry ‘Whose Broken is This? and other poems’ via the Independent Australia online shop.

From Manus and Medevac to mates’ rates

Bill Shorten has backflipped on Medevac for refugees and asylum seekers imprisoned without charge on Manus Island and Nauru. Last week, Labor supported the Bill to bring sick people from these two concentration camps to Australia, but watered it down to limit its application to those already on the two islands. Then this Tuesday, the […]

Cormann and the Coalition play hide and seek with the truth

By John Passant | 20 February 2019, 7:00am |  Independent Australia From travel rorts to Paladin, to union raids and the Banking RC, hiding is what the Morrison Government is about, writes Canberra correspondent John Passant. Need a holiday? Contact Matty Cormann Travel. Book your adventure, give us your credit card details and we’ll forget to charge you. Terms and conditions apply. […]

Paladin: Closed tenders and shady dealings

The Paladin Group is a small company with a shack on Kangaroo Island – until last week – as its head office. After all the media interest, as well as a PO Box in Singapore, Paladin now has an office in Canberra. The phone might even work. According to its website, Paladin is ‘… a leading provider of project support services in the Asia-Pacific.’ These […]