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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: Independent Australia

Subscribe to Independent Australia and support me and other independent media

Independent Australia is now offering two paid subscription options with lots of benefits, but without introducing a paywall. By subscribing to IA, you will be supporting a great cause — fearless Independent media. We need 2,000 subscribers to be truly viable. As you can see by the barometer on the right, (when you click the […]


Paladin: Closed tenders and shady dealings

The Paladin Group is a small company with a shack on Kangaroo Island – until last week – as its head office. After all the media interest, as well as a PO Box in Singapore, Paladin now has an office in Canberra. The phone might even work. According to its website, Paladin is ‘… a leading provider of project support services in the Asia-Pacific.’ These […]

The Morrison Government: Teetering around the edges of governance – my full article from Independent Australia

By John Passant | 18 February 2019, 7:00am |  The defeat of the Government on the Medivac Bill is the potential precursor to its defeat in the upcoming election, writes Canberra correspondent John Passant. Last week in Parliament (12 February) the Government was defeated on the ‘Medical Evacuations Bill‘ and Question Time became the “longest in history” to avoid debate on a […]

Start the New Year off well – subscribe to Independent Australia

What better way to start off 2019 than to subscribe to Independent Australia (IA) and give yourself, and me, a late Christmas present. I am the Canberra correspondent for IA and write a weekly column for them. My recent admission to the Press Gallery means I will be reporting, health willing, regularly on the events […]