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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: Health

The cost of protecting human beings?


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

Can we humanise hospitals?

Can we humanise hospitals?   The fundamentally undemocratic society we live in leads me to conclude not. The profit system and the commodification of treatment and the rewards that flow to major participants like specialists, big pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers and medical technology companies, but not to nurses and general practitioners, reinforce that conclusion. Not only that,  they […]

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.

Health care for all: time for a national system

Why should medical treatment depend on what’s in your wallet?

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?