Bernard KeaneSep 22, 20166 Comments
Is climate change real? The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet appear to disagree, if their corporate plans are anything to go by.
Bernard KeaneSep 21, 201612 Comments
While Christian Porter isn't above partisanship and ideology, his welfare reform proposal should offer an opportunity to deliver more effective welfare, especially for groups to whom we owe an obligation, not the other way round.
Bernard KeaneSep 21, 201615 Comments
Far from increasing our refugee intake, the Prime Minister has announced overnight a permanent cut to the level the government inherited from Labor.
Bernard KeaneSep 20, 20163 Comments
Just when you thought it was safe ... the ABS has hit over 40,000 Australians with demands for census interviews -- and its IT systems are still failing.
Bernard KeaneSep 20, 201613 Comments
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
Bernard KeaneSep 20, 20162 Comments
If Parliament rejects the government's same-sex marriage plebiscite bill, voters want MPs to get on with voting for it, Essential Report shows.
Bernard KeaneSep 19, 20168 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull is trying to breathe life into the universally despised Trans Pacific Partnership while turning his back on free trade locally.
Bernard KeaneSep 16, 20164 Comments
In Stephen Conroy's shock resignation, the Labor party has lost a man who was always up for a fight -- on both politics and policy.
Bernard KeaneSep 16, 201610 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull made progress this week, but his double dissolution misjudgement will continue to haunt him and poison public life.
Bernard KeaneSep 16, 20165 Comments
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has drafted in permanent staff to address massive non-compliance problems as the 2016 census winds down.