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Category: About me

My radio/ TV/ Youtube/ Instagram interviews against covid lockdowns

Here’s a list to help me keep track. I’m listing these on the day I gave the interview, not when it was published.

Just for context, some prior dates as well:

Resigned: 9 September 2020

Handed over laptop and pass to DTF: 10 September 2020

Participated for the first time in any protest: 13 September 2020 – put out my boots

Wrote to the Treasurer Tim Pallas – published later on Catallaxy files: 13 September 2020

Second article that I wrote got published in AFR: 16 September 2020

First article that I wrote – published on Catallaxy files: 21 September 2020


Ausbiz (these people want me to BUY the interview! Absurd. Their email to me).

SBS News (Hindi)

Channel 7 (yet to be released – expected Sunday 27 September 2020)

Sky News (Peta Credlin)

Friday 18 September 2020

Neil Mitchell (radio)

Young IPA

Pete Evans

Saturday 19 September 2020

Matt Lawson [Instagram | Youtube]

Monday 21 September 2020

Albert Dadon Promo

Tuesday 22 September 2020


Wednesday 23 September 2020

Matt Wong

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Have resigned my Victorian public service role as economist

I worked in the Department of Treasury and Finance as a professional economist for 15 years, but the constraints on free speech as public servant were preventing me from expressing my opposition to the police state we now have in Victoria. To protest, I resigned on 9 September 2020. The resignation was accepted and fully processed on 10 September 2020.


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My resignation letter from the IAS, 14 January 2001

For my ready reference.

I had a LOT to say about why I was resigning, but chose not to do so. There would be plenty of time later. BFN is part of the explanation. And I’m currently working on another book project that will explain why it was essential to resign. [Of course, at the time I resigned I had not only no other job – but had moved to an entirely new country mid-career, and had severe RSI and acute pain etc. – but sometimes one has to burn the bridges to a road that goes nowhere. ]

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My repeated shunting by ultra-corrupt Hiteswar Saikia

Came across this 1991 newsreport from Assam about my being shunted around by Hiteswar Saikia. This was not the first such case – I had been moved from Director Rural Development earlier that year after I refused to do his bidding to award a major cement contract to his crony


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