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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: Homelessness

Housing crises: From property bubbles to homelessness

The Turnbull Government’s latest band-aid measures will do little to address housing affordability and nothing at all for Australia’s homeless, says John Passant in Independent Australia.


Another Manus refugee dies as Turnbull dishes out hypocrisy to the homeless

‘Turnbull “humbly” served lunch to the very people he victimises. He then instructed the rest of us to “hug” them.

‘At the same time, he refused to acknowledge that his government’s policies have murdered yet another refugee, who came to us seeking sanctuary from murderers in his homeland.’

CEOs sleeping out won’t address homelessness

The Vinnies CEO sleepout won’t address homelessness. What it will do is reinforce the system and the people who sit at the very top of the tree of the rich. CEOs are part of the problem; they are not a solution to homelessness. Only in a world without CEOs will there be a world without the homelessness that they and their system create.

Homelessness in Canberra

There are 1500 homeless every night in Canberra. At the same time there are about 1500 vacant hotel and motel rooms. Why not mandate those empty rooms for the homeless?