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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: Goods and Services Tax

My ABC Radio interview on the Goods and Services Tax

This is the direct youtube link to my almost 14 minute interview with Genevieve Jacobs on ABC Radio 666 on the GST on Friday 6 November.


My interview on ABC Radio about the Goods and Services Tax

This is the link to my interview with Genevieve Jacobs on ABC Canberra Radio 666 on the Goods and Services Tax on Friday morning.

Me in Independent Australia on the GST

If everything is on the table, rather than raising the GST to 15% and further increasing inequality, Malcolm Turnbull has a range of other options to help resolve Australia’s current fiscal imbalance, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

Increase the GST or tax the rich?

I wrote this – Abolish the GST and tax the rich instead – over 2 years ago. In light of calls to increase the GST rate from 10% to 15%, it remains relevant today. Hit the link to read the whole article.

The GST has never really been off their ‘tax the workers’ agenda

There is an alternative to finding new ways to tax workers and the poor. There is an alternative to the Goods and Services Tax. Tax the rich.

Abolish the GST and tax the rich instead

Enough of the charades Labor and the Liberals are playing over tax. Abolish the Goods and Services Tax and soak the rich till their pips squeak.

The GST and the Coalition

Me in The Conversation on the possibiity of the Coalition increasing and extending the Goods and Services Tax.

Come clean on the GST, Mr Abbott

Given the electoral unpopularity of the GST in the 1990s, the Coalition will be careful about the way it deals with the tax. But make no mistake. Its goal is to increase the GST and expand it, probably in the longer term but possibly short term, especially if the economy tanks when they are in power.

Two simple GST questions for Tony Abbott

Two simple questions Tony Abbott. Will you remove the GST exemptions on fresh food, health, education and child care? Will you increase the GST rate?

Tax the rich retailers, not us

Gerry Harvey and the other retailers are very very wealthy because of us. Instead of increasing taxes on working people the time has come to tax the rich more.