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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: Craig Thomson

Run rabbit – run rabbit – Run! Run! Run!

When Tony Abbott, Christopher Pyne and Warren Entsch (I think it is Entsch) realised that Thomson was voting against the gag order and thus with them, they jumped from their seats and made for the exit.

Entsch went to a door that wouldn’t open. Pyne hid in an adviser’s box. Abbott was too late – the doors had been locked. Strategic geniuses.

It just shows what a farce Parliament is. With all the real challenges facing society isn’t it time we had a truly democratic institution instead of this sand pit for intellectual pygmies?


Parliament as judge and jury

The current Australian Parliament is a good argument for socialism and workers running society democratically through their own institutions.

Politics in Australia – from the circus to the gutter

Changing Labor leaders would be like changing deck chairs on Clive Palmer’s new Titanic. Labor’s embrace of neoliberalism from 1983 has left it high and dry, with no wind in the sails and no steam in the engines. Its iceberg approacheth.

Slip sliding away: a eulogy for Gillard Labor?

The Slipper scandal will drag on for a while. Labor could well survive with his support and that of Craig Thomson till an election in 2013. Then they will get annihilated because of the Slipper syndrome, power without principle, rule for the rich.

Maybe we could find a more fitting eulogy. How does this sound? This is the way Labor’s world ends, this is the way their world ends, this is the way their world ends, not with a bang but a slipper. Labor are indeed the hollow men and women.

Possible pollie profiteering – apply the ‘Craig Thomson’ standards to all of them

If you have any further examples of ‘possible pollie profiteering’ post the details in the comments and I’ll add it in, if appropriate, to the text.

From wet dreams to brothels – will Tony Abbott soon be Prime Minister?

Will Tony Abbott’s wet dream of an election and government become a waking nightmare for us courtesy of brothels?

Labor has made Tony Abbott electable.

Our task is to build a socialist alternative to fight whichever version of neoliberalism is in power.