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Helen Razer — Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

March 12, 2015 8

Abbott has again decided to kick an institution many Australians strongly support -- dubious as the United Nations may be ...

Razer: Latham’s right, mental illness does discriminate

Razer: Latham’s right, mental illness does discriminate

March 10, 2015

Mark Latham has declared mental illness to be a largely imagined problem of the bored middle class. He is right that some socioeconomic groups are more likely to be affected, but the finer details escape him.

Razer’s Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

Razer’s Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

March 5, 2015 14

It is time to give up the Australian Dream of home ownership. Not only are houses sometimes a bad investment, but the emphasis on owning is bad for everyone.

Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

February 26, 2015 12

The government's reaction to the Forgotten Children report is pure vaudeville -- and Gillian Triggs is the villain.

Razer: why you, yes YOU, should care about data retention

Razer: why you, yes YOU, should care about data retention

February 24, 2015

You've done nothing wrong, you say? Bollocks, says Helen Razer. George Brandis wants to throw you in jail.

Razer’s Class Warfare: does watching <em>American Pie</em> make you a consumer of child porn?

Razer’s Class Warfare: does watching American Pie make you a consumer of child porn?

February 19, 2015 13

The definition of "child pornography", like the definition of "metadata" seems very elastic. And the government's new data retention proposals will ensnare devotees of The Simpsons, not child rapists.

Razer: <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em> is the Quarter Pounder of erotica

Razer: Fifty Shades of Grey is the Quarter Pounder of erotica

February 13, 2015

Disappointingly, the new film is not as terrible as everyone had hoped.

Razer’s Class Warfare: why Bolt wants to spank Malcolm Turnbull

Razer’s Class Warfare: why Bolt wants to spank Malcolm Turnbull

February 12, 2015 15

Despite Bolt's bile, Abbott has only one person to blame for his government's ongoing strife -- himself.

Razer’s Class Warfare: Libs give us illusion of choice, but leave the same bad taste

Razer’s Class Warfare: Libs give us illusion of choice, but leave the same bad taste

February 5, 2015 16

Don't fall for the label on the can -- no matter who's in charge, the Liberal Party's unjust equations will hurt us all.

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

January 29, 2015 8

Gawker suggests Rupert Murdoch may tweet while drunk. But Helen Razer thinks there may be a more poetic explanation ...