Bernard KeaneApr 24, 20179 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, 201740 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.
Bernard KeaneApr 18, 201714 Comments
Once paired as brilliant politicians, Tony Abbott and Mark Latham have traveled different paths but now share a conspiracy theory that the world of white men is under threat from women, LGBTI people and other sinister forces.
Bernard KeaneApr 18, 201712 Comments
The way we develop animal welfare standards in Australia is skewed by industry self-interest and a lack of evidence -- and the Productivity Commission wants to change it.
Bernard KeaneApr 13, 20176 Comments
While the political focus is elsewhere, continuing soft employment and wages growth suggests the government's budget challenge is a complex one, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.