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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)



Tag: ACT

Should the Turnbull government be worried about the swing against the Liberals in the A.C.T. elections?

The ACT election result should worry the Turnbull Government, since swings against parties have traditionally presaged the fall of the party federally, says John Passant in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here.


Voting in the forthcoming Territory elections in Canberra

What an exciting time to be an A.C.T. Legislative Assembly voter. Look at all the choices we have – neoliberalism to the left, neoliberalism to the right, neoliberalism everywhere in between.
Where is the ACT’s Jeremy Corbyn? Why is there not even one Bernie Sanders’ style democratic socialist among the 141 candidates?

How about free buses, instead of light rail, for Canberra?

Why doesn’t this Labor/Greens government in the A.C.T. buy more buses and phase in free bus travel over the next few years? That is a subsidy I could support and one that benefits all Canberrans and our environment.

ACT politicians reject local ICAC

The Australian Capital Territory’s 17 local politicians do not support an independent agency to investigate corruption in the National Capital writes Bill D’Arcy.

Why is there no Independent Commission Against Corruption in the Australian Capital Territory?

The corruption scandal currently unravelling in NSW should give Canberrans pause for thought, I write in New Matilda. A snippet: Can an ACT ICAC improve the confidence we ACT citizens have in our local politicians and public servants? I believe so. Such a body should be top of the list of priorities for the ACT […]