The Morrison government is stuffing up everything it touches, domestically and diplomatically.
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.