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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (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
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (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)

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Tag: Asylum seekers

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should resign

The Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, has once again shamed himself and disgraced his office with unsubstantiated, ill-considered and offensive claims about refugees says the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney.

How about Four Corners go to Nauru next?

With news coming through that Nauru refused to provide visas to Amnesty International to investigate the appalling conditions in our gulag there, maybe the time has come for the ABC’s Four Corners to apply for visas to travel to the Island.

Feminists like Turnbull and refugee women on Nauru

If Malcolm Turnbull really is a  feminist why is he locking up innocent women and girls on Nauru and Manus Island and subjecting them to rape, torture and other abuses?

Bring them here. Let them stay.  That is what a feminist would do.

Sign the pledge for refugees

OUR VISION

Our aim is for an Australia in which asylum seekers and refugees are treated with dignity and humanity, not with punishment and cruelty. It embodies the values of fairness and generosity towards those who are vulnerable and in need of sanctuary.

The adoption of the five points will positively reshape the narrative that underpins public opinion on refugees and asylum seekers. It will recreate an Australia that upholds its commitment to human rights and leads the world in embracing its international obligations. This is an Australia we can all have pride in.

To read the five points and sign the petition click here. Pledge for refugees

Peter Dutton swings the dead cat

The real enemy is Peter Dutton and all he represents, not asylum seekers and refugees.

Melbourne refugee protest – civil disobedience has the potential to close down Australia’s concentration camps

In the face of the barbarity of Australia’s detention centre gulags, the time for pussyfooting is over. If we can mobilise hundreds and then thousands in each major city to disrupt business as usual we can build a mass movement to close down these concentration camps.

Brutality thy name is the Australian government

Death, murder, rape, depression, self harm, suicide, mental illness, these are the predictable consequences of the deliberately brutal strategies of this Government in its offshore gulags of Manus Island and Naru. This brutality is not an aberration. It is the deliberate and predictable consequence of the abuse factories. Close Manus and Nauru. Bring them here. Let them stay.

Canberra Vigil for Omid Tuesday

Join us in Garema Place in Canberra from 5:30pm on Tuesday 3 May to mourn Omid’s unnecessary death, and to demand the Government #CloseTheCamps and #BringThemHere

Snap action Immigration Department Canberra Friday: Bring them here – let them stay

We demand that those on Manus and Nauru all be brought to safety, to the Australian mainland, to be processed fairly in the community.

Immigration detention centres – Australia’s concentration camps

It is a necessary part of the duty we owe to history to call Australia’s immigration detention centres what they in fact are – concentration camps.