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September 2021



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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: Health Insurance

Obama: making the Republicans look good

People weren’t voting for the Republicans in Massachusetts. They were voting against Obama’s business as usual administration.


Obama’s health care – better than nothing or worse than nothing?

There may well be US health care reform by the end of the eyar. It will in all likelihood help the health insurance industry, not ordinary Americans.

Profit and health care don’t mix

Dennis Kosuth, a registered nurse in Chicago, explains why the health care “reform” on offer from the White House can’t solve America’s health care crisis

How the Democrats sold out health care reform

Does a bill written to placate the health insurers, the pharmaceutical manufacturers and hospitals deserves any support at all?

Making excuses for health care non-reform

Because liberals see the “progressive agenda” as melded with the White House’s, even their complaints about Obama’s concessions to corporations and “centrist” politicians fall by the wayside.

Axing Medibank Private jobs

According to one union, Medibank Private, a government entity, is going to make 250 full time jobs part time. When will the jobs slaughter end?  When will unions fight back?