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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: Floods

The Opposition goes to water

The dam plan is a cock-a-maney scheme, a case of the Opposition being joyced by its own petard.


The flood levy isn’t progressive

It is the polluters who should pay for rebuilding the homes of workers destroyed in the floods. It is big business whose profits should be taxed, not workers.

How about a super profits tax instead Gillard?

Rebellion in Tunisia; floods in Queensland – Have your say in Saturday’s Socialist speak out

The rebellion in Tunisia continues. Moderates have welcomed the dictator’s easing of repression and his commitment not to re-contest elections in 2014. It’s not enough. Only his overthrow can begin the next chapter in the Tunisian struggle for jobs and freedom. There was a general strike on Friday. If workers and peasants force Ben Ali from […]

Floods in Pakistan; hypocrisy from the West

The floods in Pakistan, their human causes and Empire’s inhuman response might well be the harbingers of a new barbarism.

Lismore, music and being OK

John’s son is studying music at Lismore’s Southern Cross University.  It is rock and roll heaven!  And Michael is a great guitarist. He is on campus which is well away from the floods.  The river has now begun to recede.  The evacuees are moving back in.  When will it ever rain in Canberra?