Bernard KeaneApr 29, 20168 Comments
The government's re-election strategy is to nullify Labor's strong points and then go on the offensive, but it relies on everything going right for it. And along came Manus Island ...
Bernard KeaneApr 28, 201614 Comments
Labor's climate policy is ill-defined but puts it significantly further ahead of a government still in the throes of climate denial and delusion.
Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201637 Comments
The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.
Bernard KeaneApr 27, 20167 Comments
Labor has taken the lead as the unofficial election campaign gets underway, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull no longer the rocket fuel for the Coalition vote he used to be.
Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201623 Comments
The government has announced the winning bid for Australia's next generation of submarines and South Australia and protectionism have come out ahead.
Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201653 Comments
The government is engaged in a war on young Australians across multiple fronts. Negative gearing is just one of them.
Bernard KeaneApr 22, 201619 Comments
The government started its election campaign defending against Labor's successful tactics. But there are long-term problems in each of those areas that aren't being considered.
Bernard KeaneApr 21, 20165 Comments
What no one will say about today's national cybersecurity strategy ostensibly focused on defending ourselves against malicious online actors is that we are the worst of the lot.
Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201613 Comments
The government's attempt to head off a royal commission into the banks fails to address the systemic problems of financial regulation in Australia -- a timid regulator and no protection for whistleblowers.
Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201627 Comments
Despite being in election mode, the government was curiously unprepared for the first day of its campaign, while the Senate made life very ugly for the Liberals.