Helen RazerMay 19, 201610 Comments
Private life becomes unendurable without the antidepressant of hope. So we accept and perpetuate lies about our circumstances.
Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201646 Comments
By demonising refugees, the government has ensured the issue will stay front of mind for voters. Too bad that refugees show exactly the characteristics that Malcolm Turnbull likes.
Bernard KeaneMay 17, 201623 Comments
The constant downgrading of revenue forecasts for the coming budget year illustrates how the Coalition, despite its own rhetoric, has been humbled by external factors.
Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201616 Comments
Bill Shorten wants Australia to remain a "manufacturing powerhouse". Rubbish: Australia is now a services powerhouse, and that's where its strength lies.
May 16, 201610 Comments
A big beneficiary of further cutting Australia's company tax cut will, in fact, be the US Internal Revenue Service.
Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201610 Comments
The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.
Bernard KeaneMay 13, 201615 Comments
A hung parliament looms as highly damaging for Labor as it revives memories of the Gillard years, but Turnbull has his own problems in NSW.
Myriam RobinMay 13, 201614 Comments
Hard-hitting business journo Michael West is among those saying goodbye to Fairfax.
Jason MurphyMay 13, 20167 Comments
A little goes a long way when household income is low. The same boost requires a lot more money once you’re richer.