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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: Curtin University

Big demo at Curtin Uni against Labor’s cuts

5-600 students rallied at Curtin University on 14 May 2013 in the biggest student demonstration in over a decade. It was built by socialists who run the guild. That is why it was such a success.


Young Liberal Movement subscription

This morning I received an email from the Young Liberal Movement. I unsubscribed since I have never joined their mailing list. Here is what I said to them. ‘Someone, perhaps from Curtin University, has fraudulently supplied my name and other details to you, pretending to be me in subscribing me to your list. I’d like […]

Left wins Curtin student elections

Students who ran with Left Action recognised that the Guild is not about offering a student perspective to the university management. The Guild needs to be oriented to defending students’ rights and giving students an avenue to be involved. This message clearly appealed to a significant layer of students. The recent elections are a victory for the left and have laid the basis for a serious campaign against the cuts at Curtin University in 2013.

Left Action helps stop Liberals taking Curtin University Guild

Left Action has helped stop the Liberals winning control of the Curtin University Guild. The ticket won President, Education Vice-President, Women’s Officer, Queer Officer, 4 Guild councillors and 3 delegates to the National Union of Students. Left Action look forward to a year of fighting course cuts, PAYG parking and involving students in social justice campaigns.