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January 2022



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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)



Tag: Australian football

An iconic and historic Aussie Rules photo taken a few days ago



Sport, racism and Australian society

Only overthrowing the current system can abolish the racism inherent in society, racism that breaks out regularly in football. That doesn’t mean waiting for the revolution. It means fighting racism in all its forms here and now.

It means defending refugees, defending Aborigines, defending 457 visa workers and making demonstrations for freedom and justice bigger and better, dogging Abbott and Gillard wherever they go and challenging the very system that produces the sickness in society that is the racism of capitalism.

It means supporting workers who have come here from across the globe who are in struggle and challenging the rule of capital. And it means building an organisation that links the various oppressions that arise to their underlying cause – capitalism. That is what Socialist Alternative is trying to do. Join with us in the fight for a world free of racism.

Football, class and struggle

The players have the power to stop profits flowing to the AFL.

All they need is the will to do that and win whatever they want from the bosses.

Without labour there are no profits.

It is a lesson all Australian workers could learn.

Reflections on a game

Sometimes in life you have to do something different. This is a special report by our sports writer on a game of Australian Rules played last weekend – Collingwood against the Western Bulldogs. Like Kerry Packer, I’ve been to the other side. Unlike Packer, it was the Pies that did it, not polo ponies. Collingwood by […]

Cricketers and Sydney Airport

When are the Sri Lankan cricketers next traveling through Sydney Airport?

Pies for premiers

One win and I can predict the future. The Woods are the goods.They’ll be fine in 09. The maggies aren’t daggies. The Pies will fly high. Oh dear, what with Collingwood (and St George in the NRL), it’s going to be a tough season ahead, as it always is. But it’s good to dream and […]