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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)



Tag: East Timor

Australia’s secret police raid the Canberra offices of East Timor’s lawyer

ASIO, one of Australia’s secret police agencies, has raided the Canberra offices of Bernard Collaery, a lawyer for East Timor in its spying case against Australia. They have also arrested a whistle blower. Secret police – keeping Australian capital safe from all threats – East Timor, workers, Indonesia, Edward Snowden. Secret police – trampling over human rights, acting illegally. Abolish Australia’s secret police, the Australian equivalent of the Stasi.


Gillard to refugees: abandon all hope ye who enter here

The campaign for refugees is the campaign for jobs, better wages and improved social services.

Is Gough Whitlam a war criminal?

There will be no justice for the Balibo Five until the AFP investigation into war crimes includes the likes of Whitlam and Kissinger.

Aborigines, education and Cuban teams

Cuban educational teams in East Timor have improved literacy at low cost there.  Considering they run at about 30% of the cost of other NGO, UN etc programs which may not have the same success, imagine what could be achieved through funding the Cuban teams to the same extent. If the Australian Government invited them […]

Australia: East Timor’s new overlord

Those who proclaim East Timor as the good imperialist intervention side with the class enemy.