Bernard KeaneSep 30, 2016
The books have been closed on 2015-16 and the budget outcome is basically as bad as expected.
Bernard KeaneSep 30, 201610 Comments
This week the government piled up so many scandals and bungles that it raises the real question of whether it is any better than the Abbott government was.
Bernard KeaneSep 30, 20167 Comments
Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.
Bernard KeaneSep 29, 20161 Comment
The government proposes to ban attempts to strip anonymity from large datasets. But in doing so, it could also ban the best means of spotting security flaws.
Bernard KeaneSep 29, 20163 Comments
New data shows the mining sector at its lowest ebb since 2011 -- even though Tony Abbott promised "a second mining boom" if he repealed the carbon price and mining tax.
Bernard KeaneSep 28, 20163 Comments
While the Business Council has discovered yet another magical property of company tax cuts, its members are stiffing small business on invoice payments. And the BCA could fix it straight away.
Bernard KeaneSep 27, 201617 Comments
No matter what its intention are on education funding, the Coalition can no longer be believed when it talks about public schools. It has turned this issue into a toxic mess for itself.
Bernard KeaneSep 27, 20162 Comments
More than two-thirds of Australians support the right to euthanasia, with only a small minority outright opposed, today's Essential Report shows.
Bernard KeaneSep 27, 20167 Comments
Support for constitutional recognition of Australia's first peoples is weaker than previously thought, and a high proportion of "don't knows" could prove fertile ground for opposition.