Human Services Minister Michael Keenan is sick of the government being portrayed as Big Brother. Maybe if it stopped behaving in ways straight out of 1984, he wouldn't have that problem.
Another quarter, and more bad news for Australia's private sector workers with wage stagnation continuing.
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Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.
The government says it will do nothing further in response to the Saudi murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi until there's an investigation completed. Which is very handy indeed.
The entire process of appointing the ABC managing director is flawed, constantly risking a poor appointment to a demanding job.
Once again, a tiny pack of interest-rate hawks at the Australian Financial Review are demanding the economy be crunched in the name of neoliberal orthodoxy.
In a new committee report, Labor has walked away from its previous commitment to fixing Australia's broken intelligence oversight system.
There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. If they do, politicians have a lot to answer for.
Luke Foley has denied allegations of sexual harassment but resigned the NSW Labor leadership anyway. However, this is just another entry in a long list of challenges for NSW Labor.