“… yes, but what’s he really like?,” The Australian Women’s Weekly, September 7, 1977, pp. 11-13.

John Singleton is one of those men everyone thinks they know, even if they don’t.

It’s rare to meet someone who hasn’t an opinion about him. His image is a sort of monster Ocker, a term he hates, because “people use it to denigrate not to cultivate.”

You have a drink with him in a pub and the world and his friend comes up to argue. Everyone wants to argue with John.

And yet, he’s so nice and affable about it all, you almost feel he doesn’t mind the intrusion on the very little privacy he has.

And then when you talk to him a little longer, when you get to know him better, and that’s not easy, because he doesn’t drop his guard much, and just when you think he has, you realize that there is a very reserved look in the strong blue, blonde-lashed eyes, and you know he’s trying to work you out … but I digress.

When you get to know him better, you realize that he does care very much about his privacy, that he cares, very much, about what people think about him.

Yet he hates such assumptions to be made about him.

John Singleton is a complex man. Certainly stimulating. Never boring — an accusation that could be levelled at so many men at the top in Australia. He is difficult to understand. I doubt that he even understands himself.

I first met him in 1972. Kerry Packer of cricket fame and chairman of Australian Consolidated Press, sent me to see him to discuss a new format for the women’s pages in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, then owned by Australian Consolidated Press, the publishers of the Women’s Weekly. (The Telegraph is now part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited Group.)

I remember little of our actual discussion. I do remember, though, my impression of John. He was, and I apologise for the cliche, a dynamic man. Enthusiastic. Positive. He spoke with conviction. I thought then, as I still do, that he was one of the most exciting men I’d ever met. I was sorry that the sale of the Telegraph in the same year robbed me of the opportunity to work with him.

That now has been rectified. John’s agency, Doyle Dane Bernbach, now looks after the Weekly’s advertising. It often is mooted that the Weekly is the most Ocker of all his accounts, but so subtly Ocker that no one has noticed.

Singleton is a product of Sydney’s working class western suburbs, where he began his schooling. He went on to matriculate at Fort Street Boy’s High School, which boasts some of the nation’s most famous men among its graduates.

When he  was a boy he wanted to be three things — “a vet, a barrister, a butcher” in that order.

He wasn’t good enough, he says, at science and maths to become a vet. “All I was interested in was animals.”

“To become a barrister I had to go to university full time and I couldn’t afford it.” And butchering? “There was quite a bit of parental disregard for that idea.”

So he became a messenger boy at J. Walter Thompson’s, one of the big advertising agencies in Sydney, studied Arts, then Economics at night at university, and failed at both.

Somewhere along the way he got his act together, founded his own advertising agency, SPASM, which he later sold to an American advertising company, Doyle Dane Bernbach. “I didn’t really enjoy selling out,” he admits. “I did it for the money.” He is now managing director of DDB in Australia.

He liked to talk about the company. He employs about 60 people. His staff like him. They trust him. He feels the same way about them. Everyone is friendly and efficient. It is important, he says, that everyone likes each other. “If someone isn’t liked,” he says, “they don’t last more than two weeks.”

Singleton is close to his mother and father, who still live in the western suburbs, in Enfield. “Dad and I share a common interest in sport, particularly football.”

Dad — his name is Jack, same as John’s only son Little Jack, aged five — supports Newtown, the football club John “took over” this year, with the hopes of getting it to the top of the Rugby League circuit.

1977, like 1976, hasn’t been a good year for Newtown. John says wait until next year. I guess we’ll have to.

Singleton doesn’t only support football as an entrepreneur spectator. He still plays — for Lane Cove, a suburban side on Sydney’s North Shore.

“The opposing side like to try to knock my block off when they discover I’m playing.” When you see him after a match you believe him. This winter he has been sporting black eyes, cut eyebrows, a swollen mouth and a splendid collection of other football wounds.

Why does he do it? “It makes me feel young. Like when I was eight or nine. You go into the dressing shed and it smells just the same as it did when you were a little boy. And you do the same things.”

Is he frightened them of growing old? “I guess I must be.”

He was born on November 9, 1941. For those who care about such things that makes him a Scorpio.

Because he is outspoken and, some of his friends feel, deliberately provocative, Singleton often is the target for poison pens and tongues.

His mother, Mavis, dislikes the many nasty things said and written about her son. She, naturally enough, finds them hurtful. “John is the best friend I’ve ever had.” You know she means it.

He is married to Maggi Eckardt, one time model, now a TV personality. Little Jack is his son from his first wife, Margaret. The marriage ended in divorce. He doesn’t like to talk about it.

He does talk about Little Jack though. Not much, but enough. He loves Little Jack. He doesn’t really have to say it. You just know.

He would love to have had more children. How many? “Twenty,” he says. But once, when he was being serious, he admitted he’d have liked six. The odds now must be against him. [Note to Economics.org.au readers: I think he now has seven kids.]

“I feel sorry for people who don’t have children. Children are your eternal life. They inherit your physical traits and environment. And your traits live on in them, and their children, and their children’s children.”

This prompts the question does he believe in God? “My version of God. No one on earth can explain how we began — the earth, the sea, the animals, the first tree … so there must be something beyond our knowledge. Whatever that something is, it must be God. Anyone who doesn’t accept there’s something beyond is a fool.”

Singleton has come a long way since his western suburbs days. He now lives in an enormous, luxurious home on the waterfront of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with a view that they put on the tourist postcards.

He has a pool, a private beach, a boat, all the trappings of a rich man. He denies that he’s rich. You don’t believe him.

He has just installed a tennis court, much to the annoyance of his flat-dwelling neighbours, who fear it will create noise. He delights in annoying his neighbours even further by playing a juke box loudly at all hours of the day and night. “Sometimes,” he admits gleefully, “I go out and leave it on all day.”

He owns a beach home at Terrigal, where he has a telephone with a long extension cord so that he can sit on the beach and sunbake while placing his bets on the races. “Yes I gamble. All the time. Too much.”

He breeds race horses at Armidale in the New South Wales country with a business associate. He drives a swanky blue Rolls-Royce in which he often gets lost. He has no sense of direction.

Driving with him, like most things associated with Singleton, is unpredictable.

At 35, you get the impression, loud and clear, that Singleton is disillusioned with many things. Maybe jaded, too. “Next year,” he promises, “I’m going to take half time, so that I’ll be round for the second half.” Which means he is not going to work so hard.

“I’ve been working for 20 years. It’s a long time, Mate.” (Singleton calls most people, Mate.) “I can’t remember names.” You wonder if he’s feeling his age a little. “Well, I’m half way there, Mate, there must be more to do, to learn, to experience.

“There’s nothing I’ve done yet that I’m particularly proud of. If I died tomorrow I’d feel I hadn’t done enough to make me comfortable.

“People need to think of death more. It makes the present more important. People think they’re going to live forever. And they spend most of their day being nasty.

“Australia is a nation of such hate and envy.”

Almost three years ago Singleton became founding chairman of the Workers Party, now called the Progress Party in most States. It advocates individual liberty and absolute free enterprise.

He has now stood down as chairman, but is an active member travelling frequently throughout Australia to deliver the party’s promises, make speeches, shake hands, and have a beer with “ordinary blokes.”

He is just back from six days in the Northern Territory. “Door knocking. Gee, I love door knocking.” He loved the Territory too. He claims the people he spoke to were enthusiastic about the Progress Party and its aims. It pleased him.

“People in the bush are more tolerant of new ideas, less tolerant of what is wrong.”

Singleton is critical, and, for a professed open-minded man, highly intolerant of the Federal Government and the people who sit in Parliament.

“Most politicians have never run a business. How the hell can they run the country?

“Australia has been so lucky. We’ve done everything wrong and yet still made a quid. People have their colour tele and their car. Even if you’re unemployed you can live like a king on the dole. I would abolish the dole. People should be encouraged to work.” How?

“By reducing taxation; by flogging off Government Departments that we don’t need, like the Post Office — give it to private enterprise; by lifting all capital inflow restrictions.

“The Government should have nothing to do with import or export licences. If a company owns oil it should decide who it wants to sell it do; if a person owns uranium he should be able to make the same decision.

“The Government should do only three things. Look after defence, the police and the law courts.”

What does he think of our Government leaders? For once, predictably, not much.

“Malcolm Fraser should be ashamed. No one has been elected by such a massive majority to abolish the Welfare State and give back incentive to make people work. He has done none of it. He made only one promise during his election campaign, to abolish the Prices Justification Tribunal. And hasn’t done it.

“Gough Whitlam was the best thing that ever happened to Australia. He woke it up. Before people used to believe elections were Bob Menzies being re-elected every three years. Gough made us think. But I didn’t agree with his policies.”

He paused. “Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Now he has guts. He stands up to bullies like Bob Hawke. But I disagree with him entirely on civil liberties, anti-porn, anti-drugs. If someone wants to kill themselves let them go ahead.”

Singleton is hardly the man one would use in an advertising campaign on how to make friends and influence people. But then, does he want everyone to like him?

“No, but I’d like more people to agree with me more.”

He is as critical of big business as he is of Government. “I’m more anti-business than anti-trade union,” he admits.

“Apathy and ignorance has ruined Australia. And it’s right through everything. We should speak out more. We should use voluntary groupings more to make effective protests.” He, Singleton says, we should learn from Communist leaders. “They get together to achieve their objectives. The top 100 Australian companies could get together and speak out against unnecessary Government interference, like the Prices Justification Tribunal for example.

“I’m tired of businessmen who say, ‘John I agree with you, but you understand that a person in my position can’t be seen in public to take a stand with you’.”

Sure he understands, but he doesn’t like it. It makes him angry. It also hurts. Again you feel a sense of disillusionment.

Is there anyone he admires? Silence. Finally, he says yes. Two people. Ted Noffs and Lang Hancock.

Noffs, a Methodist minister runs the Wayside Chapel, a place, a refuge, where people can seek help 24 hours a day, in Sydney’s Kings Cross. He is well known for his work with drug addicts.

“Ted is living proof that people care about people, care if given incentive to care. It’s a relief to me to find someone who does good stuff.”

Hancock, the mighty mining magnate from West Australia, probably Australia’s richest man is, according to Singleton, “the only business man with 100 percent courage. He will not back down, bow down or compromise to any Government no matter what it costs him.

“He has enough money to stop but he still gets up at 4 am and works to try to get people enthusiastic about a country that no one really should be enthusiastic about.”

But what about Singleton himself? What is he enthusiastic about? Not much it appears.

And then strangely enough he praises the Australian advertising industry. Strange, because so many people in advertising think John isn’t, and hasn’t been, good for advertising.

He has lowered their standards, they say. It is common in advertising circles to hear his critics vocalising (to use their jargon) about his faults.

His Ocker approach to advertising, his “Where Do You Get It” ads and others of similar ilk, draw much flak.

He is more generous about his advertising colleagues. “Sydney is the advertising capital of the world. There is more creative talent here than anywhere I know.”

What does he do now? What does an ageing advertising whizz-kid do for an encore? Having admitted that he’d feel uncomfortable if he died tomorrow what can he do that will make dying comfortable for him?

He doesn’t really know. Is he happy? “No. You can’t be happy until you achieve something.” Can he change Australia? “No. Don’t think I can. That’s why I’m not happy.”

What is important to him? “Friends are important. I’ve only got a few. You can’t have too many.”

Then he tells you proudly that he is still friends with some bloke that he met at school when he was five. It’s nice, but he never forgets and won’t let you either, that he’s a boy who made it the hard way to the top from the western suburbs.

Maybe that’s his problem. He finds retreating into the past sometimes easier than coping with the present.

So what’s he really like?

Shrewd, immensely likeable and direct. He looks you straight in the eyes when he talks to you.

He still gets nervous when he gives TV interviews and speeches and betrays himself by constantly rubbing his nose with the back of his hand, rather like a prize fighter.

He is shy of anyone getting too near him, of being judged and analysed too accurately.

He doesn’t think much of women. “Well, women haven’t done much. Women should bring up families, should stay home and have babies.” Then he remembers it’s 1977 — “of course women should go out and work if they want to.”

He’s good-looking, overweight — “but fit, Mate; I run every morning” — drinks too much, works hard, plays hard. He is very generous. Gives his time and money freely to charity. “But I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to buy people’s respect. I want to earn it.”

He is good humoured. He laughs a lot and it’s easy to laugh with him. He is rumoured to have a fierce temper but he says it’s rare for him to lose it, but when he does, he does. He is loyal to his friends and he gets loyalty easily from those who care about him.

He would like to see the world more optimistic, to see people be more tolerant.

He admits to two golden rules for life. Don’t hurt anyone. Do whatever you like. He says they’re important but you can’t help but wonder if he sticks to them all the time.

There’s a magic about John Singleton. Somehow you find yourself hoping he’ll find that elusive thing that he’s looking for, which you suspect is happiness. Somehow you find yourself hoping that when the times comes for him to die he’ll feel, if not comfortable, at least at ease.

(in order of appearance on Economics.org.au)
  1. Governments Consume Wealth — They Don't Create It
  2. Singo and Howard Propose Privatising Bondi Beach
  3. Singo and Howard Speak Out Against the Crackpot Realism of the CIS and IPA
  4. Singo and Howard on Compromise
  5. Singo and Howard on Monopolies
  6. Singo and Howard Support Sydney Harbour Bridge Restructure
  7. Singo and Howard on Striking at the Root, and the Failure of Howard, the CIS and the IPA
  8. Singo and Howard Explain Why Australia is Not a Capitalist Country
  9. Singo and Howard Call Democracy Tyrannical
  10. Singo and Howard on Drugs!
  11. Simpleton sells his poll philosophy
  12. Singo and Howard Decry Australia Day
  13. Singo and Howard Endorse the Workers Party
  14. Singo and Howard Oppose the Liberal Party
  15. Singo and Howard Admit that Liberals Advocate and Commit Crime
  16. Up the Workers! Bob Howard's 1979 Workers Party Reflection in Playboy
  17. John Whiting's Inaugural Workers Party Presidential Address
  18. John Singleton and Bob Howard 1975 Monday Conference TV Interview on the Workers Party
  19. Singo and Howard on Aborigines
  20. Singo and Howard on Conservatism
  21. Singo and Howard on the Labor Party
  22. Singo, Howard and Hancock Want to Secede
  23. John Singleton changes his name
  24. Lang Hancock's Foreword to Rip Van Australia
  25. New party will not tolerate bludgers: Radical party against welfare state
  26. Singo and Howard introduce Rip Van Australia
  27. Singo and Howard on Knee-Jerks
  28. Singo and Howard on Tax Hunts (Lobbying)
  29. Singo and Howard on Rights
  30. Singo and Howard on Crime
  31. Singo and Howard on Justice
  32. Singo and Howard on Unemployment
  33. John Singleton on 1972 cigarette legislation
  34. Singo and Howard: Gambling Should Neither Be Illegal Nor Taxed
  35. Holed up, hold-up and holdout
  36. The libertarian alternative vs the socialist status quo
  37. Workers Party Platform
  38. Singo and Howard Join Forces to Dismantle Welfare State
  39. Singo and Howard on Business
  40. Singo and Howard on Discrimination
  41. Singo and Howard on the Greens
  42. Singo and Howard on Xenophobia
  43. Singo and Howard on Murdoch, Packer and Monopolistic Media
  44. Singo and Howard Explain that Pure Capitalism Solves Pollution
  45. Singo and Howard Defend Miners Against Government
  46. Singo and Howard on Bureaucracy
  47. Singo and Howard on Corporate Capitalism
  48. The last words of Charles Russell
  49. Ted Noffs' Preface to Rip Van Australia
  50. Right-wing anarchists revamping libertarian ideology
  51. Giving a chukka to the Workers Party
  52. Govt "villain" in eyes of new party
  53. "A beautiful time to be starting a new party": Rand fans believe in every man for himself
  54. Introducing the new Workers' Party
  55. Paul Rackemann 1980 Progress Party Election Speech
  56. Lang Hancock 1978 George Negus Interview
  57. Voices of frustration
  58. Policies of Workers Party
  59. Party Promises to Abolish Tax
  60. AAA Tow Truck Co.
  61. Singo and Howard on Context
  62. Singo and Howard Blame Roosevelt for Pearl Harbour
  63. Singo and Howard on Apathy
  64. Workers Party is "not just a funny flash in the pan"
  65. Singo and Howard on Decency
  66. John Singleton in 1971 on the 2010 Federal Election
  67. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John Pty. Ltd. Advertising Agents
  68. Viv Forbes Wins 1986 Adam Smith Award
  69. The writing of the Workers Party platform and the differences between the 1975 Australian and American libertarian movements
  70. Who's Who in the Workers Party
  71. Bob Howard interviewed by Merilyn Giesekam on the Workers Party
  72. A Farewell to Armchair Critics
  73. Sukrit Sabhlok interviews Mark Tier
  74. David Russell Leads 1975 Workers Party Queensland Senate Team
  75. David Russell Workers Party Policy Speech on Brisbane TV
  76. Bludgers need not apply
  77. New party formed "to slash controls"
  78. The Workers Party
  79. Malcolm Turnbull says "the Workers party is a force to be reckoned with"
  80. The great consumer protection trick
  81. The "Workers" speak out
  82. How the whores pretend to be nuns
  83. The Workers Party is a Political Party
  84. Shit State Subsidised Socialist Schooling Should Cease Says Singo
  85. My Journey to Anarchy:
    From political and economic agnostic to anarchocapitalist
  86. Workers Party Reunion Intro
  87. Singo and Howard on Freedom from Government and Other Criminals
  88. Singo and Howard on Young People
  89. Singo and Howard Expose how Government Healthcare Controls Legislate Doctors into Slavery
  90. Singo and Howard Engage with Homosexuality
  91. Singo and Howard Demand Repeal of Libel and Slander Laws
  92. Singo and Howard on Consumer Protection
  93. Singo and Howard on Consistency
  94. Workers Party is born as foe of government
  95. Political branch formed
  96. Government seen by new party as evil
  97. Singo and Howard on Non-Interference
  98. Singo and Howard on Women's Lib
  99. Singo and Howard on Licences
  100. Singo and Howard on Gun Control
  101. Singo and Howard on Human Nature
  102. Singo and Howard on Voting
  103. Singo and Howard on
    Inherited Wealth
  104. Singo and Howard on Education
  105. Singo and Howard on Qualifications
  106. Ron Manners on the Workers Party
  107. Singo and Howard Hate Politicians
  108. Undeserved handouts make Australia the lucky country
  109. A happy story about Aborigines
  110. John Singleton on Political Advertising
  111. Richard Hall, Mike Stanton and Judith James on the Workers Party
  112. Singo Incites Civil Disobedience
  113. How John Singleton Would Make Tony Abbott Prime Minister
  114. The Discipline of Necessity
  115. John Singleton on the first election the Workers Party contested
  116. Libertarians: Radicals on the right
  117. The Bulletin on Maxwell Newton as Workers Party national spokesman on economics and politics
  118. Singo and Howard: Australia Should Pull Out of the Olympics
  119. Singo and Howard Like Foreign Investment
  120. Mark Tier corrects Nation Review on the Workers Party
  121. The impossible dream
  122. Why can't I get away with it?
  123. The bold and boring Lib/Lab shuffle
  124. Time for progress
  125. The loonie right implodes
  126. Max Newton: Maverick in Exile
  127. John Singleton on refusing to do business with criminals and economic illiterates
  128. Censorship should be banned
  129. "Listen, mate, a socialist is a bum"
  130. John Singleton on Advertising
  131. John Singleton on why he did the Hawke re-election campaign
  132. Sinclair Hill calls for dropping a neutron bomb on Canberra
  133. Bob Howard in Reason 1974-77
  134. John Singleton defends ockerism
  135. Singo and Howard talk Civil Disobedience
  136. The Census Con
  137. Singo and Howard Oppose Australian Participation in the Vietnam War
  138. Did John Singleton oppose the mining industry and privatising healthcare in 1990?
  139. Bob Carr in 1981 on John Singleton's political bent
  140. John Singleton-Ita Buttrose interview (1977)
  141. John Singleton on elections: "a Massive One-Day Sale!"
  142. John Hyde's Progress Party praise
  143. King Leonard of Hutt River Declares Defensive Just War Against Australia the Aggressor
  144. Singo says Lang Hancock violated Australia's 11th commandment: Thou Shalt Not Succeed
  145. Singleton: the White Knight of Ockerdom
  146. John Singleton bites into Sinclair Hill's beef
  147. Save Parramatta Road
  148. 1979 news item on new TV show John Singleton With a Lot of Help From His Friends
  149. Smoking, Health and Freedom
  150. Singo and Howard on Unions
  151. Singo and Howard Smash the State
  152. Singo and Howard on the big issue of Daylight Saving
  153. Come back Bob - It was all in fun!
  154. A few "chukkas" in the Senate for polo ace?
  155. Country Rejuvenation - Towards a Better Future
  156. Singo and Howard on Profits, Super Profits and Natural Disasters
  157. John Singleton's 1977 pitch that he be on a committee of one to run the Sydney 1988 Olympics for profit
  158. Thoughts on Land Ownership
  159. 1975 Max Newton-Ash Long interview on the Workers Party
  160. The Electoral Act should allow voters to choose "none of the above"
  161. The great Labor Party platform: first or last, everybody wins a prize
  162. The politics of marketing - laugh now, pay later
  163. Singo and Howard call Australia fascist and worse
  164. The mouse will roar
  165. Viv Forbes and Jim Fryar vs Malcolm Fraser in 1979
  166. Quip, Quote, Rant and Rave: four of Viv Forbes' letters to the editor in The Australian in 1979
  167. Australia's First Official Political Party Poet Laureate: The Progress Party's Ken Hood in 1979
  168. Hancock's playing very hard to get
  169. Harry M. Miller and The Australian disgrace themselves
  170. Ocker ad genius takes punt on art
  171. John Singleton 1976 ocker Monday Conference Max Harris debate
  172. John Singleton mocks university students on civil liberties and freedom of choice in 1971
  173. Murray Rothbard championed on Australian television in 1974 (pre-Workers Party!) by Maureen Nathan
  174. John Singleton profile in 1977 Australian MEN Vogue
  175. I think that I shall never see a telegraph pole as lovely as a tree
  176. Ralph Nader vs John Singleton on Consumer Protection
  177. John Singleton's first two "Think" columns in Newspaper News, 1969
  178. Singo and Howard on Ballet
  179. Product innovation comes first
  180. Protect who from a 'mindless' wife?
  181. A party is born
  182. Tiny Workers' Party gives us a hint
  183. John Singleton on the ad industry, consumerism and innovation
  184. Workers Party Economic Policy Statement, December 1975
  185. Lang Hancock on the Workers Party, secession and States Rights
  186. John Singleton and Howard on Government Largesse
  187. Counterculture must exclude government handouts
  188. John Singleton's 1974 Federal Liberal Election Campaign Ads
  189. John Singleton believes in the Workers Party
  190. Write-up of John Singleton's 1978 speech to the Australian Liberal Students Association
  191. Singo in 1987: "Joh doesn't go far enough ... I want absolute deregulation of the economy"
  192. Maxwell Newton chapter of Clyde Packer's No Return Ticket (1984)
  193. Singo and Howard on Totalitarian Socialism and Voluntary Socialism
  194. Rip Van Australia on Ripoff Vandals Taxing Australia
  195. Singo and Howard beg for tolerance
  196. John Singleton's 1985 advertising comeback
  197. Singo and Howard Demand End to Public Transport
  198. John Singleton and Howard on Fred Nile, Festival of Light, FamilyVoice Australia and the Christian Lobby
  199. Capitalism: Survival of the Fittest
  200. Return Australia Post to Sender
  201. Singo and Howard on Public Utilities
  202. John Singleton and Howard say monarchy should be funded by monarchists alone
  203. John Singleton on cigarette advertising
  204. Singo in 1972 on newspapers' demise
  205. John Singleton farewells Bryce Courtenay
  206. John Singleton on Australian political advertising in 1972
  207. Gortlam rides again
  208. Announcement that Lang Hancock will be guest of honour at the Workers Party launch
  209. John Singleton on trading stamps, idiot housewives and government
  210. 1975 John Singleton-Sir Robert Askin Quadrant Interview
  211. Singo asks two prickly questions
  213. Why John Singleton can't keep a straight face
  214. Why John Singleton Defends Smokers Rights
  215. Tony Dear on Paul Krutulis, the Workers Party and murder
  216. An Ode to Busybodies
  217. Progress Party and Workers Party lead The Australian
  218. How many tits in a tangle?
  219. Viv Forbes in 1978 on loss-making government, the Berlin Wall and misdirected blasts of hot-air
  220. John Singleton wants the Post Office sold and anti-discrimination legislation scrapped
  221. A speech from the Titanic
  222. A crime must have a victim
  223. John Singleton vs Australia Post
  224. Minimum wages the killer
  225. Has Fraser got his priorities all wrong?
  226. John Singleton says "the royal family should be flogged off to the U.S."
  227. John Singleton vs Don Chipp and the Australian Democrats
  228. John Singleton vs Don Lane
  229. John Singleton. Horseracing. Why?
  230. John Singleton's 1986 reflection on the Workers Party
  231. Bob Howard in 1978 on libertarianism in Australia
  232. John Singleton on the stupidity of anti-discrimination laws
  233. Thou shalt know the facts ... before thou shoot off thou mouth
  234. Charity: An Aesop Fable
  235. Bob Howard announces the Workers Party in freeEnterprise
  236. New improved moon
  237. Announcing people ... YES, people!
  238. Creativity in advertising must be pointed dead on target
  239. John Singleton on barriers to, and opportunities for, effective communication
  240. Wayne Garland on John Singleton on Advertising
  241. John Singleton schools ad course
  242. John Singleton: advertising awards
  243. Mr Singleton Goes to Canberra for Australian Playboy
  244. John Singleton on his TV career for Australian Playboy
  245. John Singleton sacked for telling the truth about Medicare
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(in order of appearance on Economics.org.au)
  1. Ron Manners’ Heroic Misadventures
  2. Hancock's Australia
  3. Hancock on Government Help
  4. Wake Up Australia: Excerpts Part 1
  5. Wake Up Australia: Excerpts Part 2
  6. Lang Hancock's Five Point Plan to Cripple Australia
  7. Governments Consume Wealth — They Don't Create It
  8. Up the Workers! Bob Howard's 1979 Workers Party Reflection in Playboy
  9. Jump on the Joh bandwagon
  10. John Singleton and Bob Howard 1975 Monday Conference TV Interview on the Workers Party
  11. Governments — like a red rag to a Rogue Bull
  12. Lang Hancock's Pilbara-Queensland Railway Proposal
  13. Singo, Howard and Hancock Want to Secede
  14. Lang Hancock's Foreword to Rip Van Australia
  15. New party will not tolerate bludgers: Radical party against welfare state
  16. Small and Big Business Should Oppose Government, says Lang Hancock
  17. A Condensed Case for Secession
  18. Hancock gets tough over uranium mining
  19. Hancock's threat to secede and faith in Whitlam
  20. PM's sky-high promise to Lang
  21. Lang Hancock: "a catherine-wheel of novel suggestions"
  22. Govt "villain" in eyes of new party
  23. The spread of Canberra-ism
  24. Govt should sell the ABC, says Lang Hancock
  25. 1971 Monday Conference transcript featuring Lang Hancock
  26. Aborigines, Bjelke and the freedom of the press
  27. The code of Lang Hancock
  28. Why not starve the taxation monster?
  29. Lang Hancock 1978 George Negus Interview
  30. Party Promises to Abolish Tax
  31. Right-wing plot
  32. "The best way to help the poor is not to become one of them." - Lang Hancock
  33. WA's NCP commits suicide
  34. "You can't live off a sacred site"
  35. Hancock: King of the Pilbara
  36. Bludgers need not apply
  37. New party formed "to slash controls"
  38. Workers Party Reunion Intro
  39. Workers Party is born as foe of government
  40. Government seen by new party as evil
  41. Ron Manners on Lang Hancock
  42. Does Canberra leave us any alternative to secession?
  43. Bury Hancock Week
  44. Ron Manners on the Workers Party
  45. Lang Hancock on Australia Today
  46. Hancock and Wright
  47. Lang Hancock on Environmentalists
  48. Friends of free enterprise treated to financial tete-a-tete: Lang does the talking but Gina pulls the strings
  49. Lang Hancock, Stump Jumper
  50. Lang Hancock: giant of the western iron age
  51. The Treasury needs a hatchet man
  52. We Mine to Live
  53. Get the "econuts" off our backs
  54. 1971 Lang Hancock-Jonathan Aitken interview for Land of Fortune (short)
  55. Gina Rinehart, Secessionist
  56. 1982 NYT Lang Hancock profile
  57. Enter Rio Tinto
  58. Hamersley and Tom Price
  59. News in the West
  60. Positive review of Hancock speech
  61. Lang Hancock International Press Institute General Assembly speech, Canberra, 1978
  62. Australia's slide to socialism
  63. The Great Claim Robbery
  64. Why WA must go it alone
  65. Lang Hancock in 1976 on Public Picnics and Human Blights
  67. Resource Management in Australia: Is it possible?
  68. The gospel of WA secession according to Lang Hancock
  69. Crystal Balls Need Polishing
  70. Minerals - politicians' playthings?
  71. John Singleton-Ita Buttrose interview (1977)
  72. Boston Tea Party 1986 style, hosted by Lang Hancock and Bob Ansett
  73. Singo says Lang Hancock violated Australia's 11th commandment: Thou Shalt Not Succeed
  74. Singleton: the White Knight of Ockerdom
  75. Tactics change by Hancock
  76. Lang Hancock complains to Margaret Thatcher about Malcolm Fraser
  77. 'Phony crisis' seen as 'child of politics'
  78. Lang Hancock on nuclear energy
  79. Lang Hancock beats the left at their own game on civil liberties
  80. Lang Hancock's Favourite Books
  81. 1977 Lang Hancock Canberoo poem
  82. Hancock's playing very hard to get
  83. Hancock proposes a free-trade zone
  84. An Open Letter to Sir Charles Court
  85. John Singleton 1976 ocker Monday Conference Max Harris debate
  86. Lang Hancock in 1984 solves Australian politics
  87. Lang Hancock on the Workers Party, secession and States Rights
  88. Lang Hancock asks what happened to Australia's rugged individualism?
  89. Precis of Ludwig Plan for North-West
  90. Announcement that Lang Hancock will be guest of honour at the Workers Party launch
  91. Lang Hancock's March 1983 attempt to enlist "former presidents of nations and heads of giant companies" to save Australia
  92. Lang Hancock asks us to think how easily environmentalists are manipulated for political purposes
  93. Invest in free enterprise
  94. Democracy is dead in Australia and Lang Hancock's education
  95. Lang Hancock Incites Civil Disobedience
  96. Hancock sounds call to battle Canberra
  97. Mining policy a threat
  98. Over Whitlam's head
  99. Lang Hancock suggests that newspapers don't give space to politicians unconditionally
  100. Lang Hancock on saving Australia from socialism
  101. Secede or sink
  102. Australia can learn from Thatcher
  103. John Singleton. Horseracing. Why?
  104. How Lang Hancock would fix the economy
  105. Lang Hancock: victim of retrospective legislation
  106. Lang Hancock supports Joh for PM
  107. Hancock seeks miners' tax haven in the north
  108. The Ord River Dam
  109. Why Lang Hancock invested in Australia's film industry
  110. Lang Hancock's 1983 letters to The Australian: Lang's precedent for Steve Jobs, renaming the Lucky Country to the Constipated Country, and more
  111. Australia's biggest newspaper insider on manipulating the media
  112. 1980 Lang Hancock-Australian Penthouse Interview
  113. Canberra: bastion of bureaucracy
  114. Pilbara can be the Ruhr for South-East Asia
  115. 1982 Lang Hancock-John Harper Nelson Interview
  116. Australian elections are one of the greatest con games in history
  117. Our leaders are powerless
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