Bernard KeaneApr 26, 20174 Comments
A long series of independent reports has confirmed that the Department of Immigration is the most incompetent agency in the Commonwealth. A major intervention is needed.
Bernard KeaneApr 26, 20178 Comments
The effort to drive Kelly O'Dwyer out of public life shows how powerful cliques within the Liberal Party resent efforts to pursue the national interest in ways that don't benefit them.
Bernard KeaneApr 26, 20171 Comment
Pill-testing is a drug policy no-brainer that helps drug users, police and health professionals. The entrenched opposition to it is killing people.
Bernard KeaneApr 24, 201725 Comments
The Department of Immigration has developed a years-long history of lying to expose its own spectacular failings, only for the lie to be exposed. Is the same happening about Manus Island again?
Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201742 Comments
If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.
Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201720 Comments
While immigration dominated the agenda this week, the Nationals were walking tall with some economically illiterate policies.
Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201717 Comments
We've been here before: Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to whip up "Aussie values" fervour is a rehash of John Howard's efforts to tap into community fears a decade ago.
Bernard KeaneApr 20, 2017
By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.
Bernard KeaneApr 19, 20175 Comments
The government claims the 457 visa program has "lost credibility". Which prompts the question -- who is to blame? The same department that has screwed up so many other things.
Bernard KeaneApr 19, 201747 Comments
Under the pretence of abolishing a catalyst for xenophobic populism, Malcolm Turnbull is leaving a mostly successful skilled migration program intact.