Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 2017
Donald Trump isn't the end of the Enlightenment. But he draws his strength from some of the same turmoil that accompanied the eruption of rational, democratic thought in the 18th century.
Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20177 Comments
The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.
Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 201742 Comments
Tony Abbott has damaged himself still further with his latest and most brazen challenge to Malcolm Turnbull. The big winner will be Peter Dutton, who is rapidly becoming the right's choice as prime minister.
Feb 23, 201713 Comments
Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneFeb 23, 201712 Comments
Despite pandering to Benjamin Netanyahu, Malcolm Turnbull was embarrassed yesterday by the Israeli Prime Minister's willingness to reject the comforting motherhood of "two state solution".
Bernard KeaneFeb 22, 201735 Comments
Businessman Dick Smith attacking immigration as a threat to our economy is both wrong-headed and encourages anti-immigrant sentiment in the community.
Bernard KeaneFeb 21, 201715 Comments
While Australia welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu, his government presides over an illegal occupation that inflicts the logic of a nightmare on every aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians.
Bernard KeaneFeb 20, 201716 Comments
Donald Trump isn't the target of a destabilisation campaign by the "Deep State", he merely has a divided government. And transparency advocates should welcome it.
Bernard KeaneFeb 17, 201712 Comments
Every time Bill Shorten gives the government an opportunity to target him, it gets distracted by its own divisions and bungles. That's why the Opposition Leader has such a charmed life.
Bernard KeaneFeb 17, 201711 Comments
Nearly 18 months into the Turnbull era, the public service remains in a bad way, to the cost of the government.