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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: homosexuality

Homophobia, the Salvation Army and the school chaplain program

One way to help gays and lesbians achieve equality would be to abolish the school chaplaincy program and introduce a real program in schools for addressing homophobia, whether religious or not.

That should include trained social and welfare workers. Labor won’t do that.

Another way to send a message that all Australian citizens are equal would be to legislate for gay marriage. Again, Labor won’t do that.


Why is society so homophobic?

To many people today, especially young people, the ban on same-sex marriage is an anachronistic denial of a basic civil right – a throwback to a bygone age of intolerance and anti-gay bigotry. But the hostility of both Liberal and Labor governments to same-sex marriage is not simply the product of the prejudices of a […]

The Church and gay marriage in Canberra

Here in the Australian Capital Territory the Labor Party (in minority Government) supported a Greens’ Bill giving legal recognition to same sex unions which passed just under 2 weeks ago. Federally the homophobic and anti-equal rights Rudd Labor Government will suggest changes to the Act which effectively gut it. The local Catholic archbishop weighed in […]

We’ve just begun to fight

The 200,000 strong march for sexual equality was not just a turning point in the LGBT struggle. It kicked the door open for a civil rights movement for Equality Across America.

Where to now for the same-sex marriage campaign?

Given the Rudd Government’s determination to maintain the homophobic ban on same-sex marriage, we need to keep the militant pressure up.

Protests for same-sex marriage rights across Australia

By marching for same-sex marriage on August 1 we forced Labor to acknowledge the issue, and we raised the murmurings of dissent that are rippling through society into a collective roar.

Let’s not mince words

Is Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard homophobic, or just trying to appeal to homophobes? A few weeks ago Malcolm Turnbull appointed Christopher Pyne as the Opposition Leader of Business in the House.  Tony Abbot used to do the job when the Coalition was in power. Here’s what Gillard is reported to have told Parliament about […]

Crap corner – their god hates us, but loves deadly bush fires

This is from a recent press release by the US Westboro Baptist Church thanking their god for the bush fires and praying for more deaths. GOD HATES AUSTRALIA. THANK GOD FOR KILLER FIRES & FLOODS, 100+DEAD; PRAY FOR MANY MORE; AS WE WARNED. They supposedly plan to demonstrate outside the mourning services today for those […]

The curious case of the Pope, gays and women’s wee

The hierarchy of the Catholic Church has recently been strutting its homophobia and misogyny on the catwalk of reaction.  Recently I wrote on this site (Religion, marxism and all that jazz) that we on the Left should not be dismissive of religious people because with billions in the Christian and Muslims faiths, they will be part […]