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June 2020



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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: beer

About to buy beer? Avoid these Carlton brands

You can support the 55 sacked workers (CUB sacked them to cut their wages 65%) by:

1. Sending the company a message demanding the immediate reinstatement of the workers here:…

2. Signing the petition calling on SABMiller boss Ari Mervis to intervene and reinstate the workers here:…/reinstate-sacked-cub-workers

3. Boycotting C.U.B. products until the workers are reinstated. You can find a list of their brands here:


Woolworths, ANZAC Day and taking the (Carlton & United Breweries) piss

It is so good to see that, rather than fresh food, ANZAC Day is reserved for traditional things like getting pissed on VB, with all those Carlton & United Breweries ads to remind us of the link between grog and killing Johnny Turks for King and Empire, Thus does Anzac Day fall prey to the vultures of capitalism. What irony that ANZAC Day itself remembers an imperialist war in which workers from all sides sacrificed themselves for the very people today unleashing the profanities of Woolworths and CUB against the supposed ideals (but not the reality) of the day. There is a logic that is unrelenting to this marketisation of one of Australian capitalism’s holiest days.

It’s not all beer and cigars

‘Let them eat cake’ can’t be too far away.

ANZAC Day – what’s beer got to do with it?

Does Carlton United Brewery own Anzac Day? Its advertisements link drinking VB to the day. What’s beer got to do with killing men in foreign countries for King and Empire? Presumably those scarred by the reality of war think beer (and other alcohol, and drugs, not just VB)  will help them to forget. So they are replacing one horror with […]