Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20171 Comment
The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.
Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201715 Comments
If MPs and senators can't even fill out the straightforward nomination form to stand for election, which specifically tells them to check that they're eligible, how can they run a government?
Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201714 Comments
While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.
Bernard KeaneAug 22, 201716 Comments
Doomsday predictions about the imminent bursting of the property bubble have become a media cliché despite the evidence.
Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20176 Comments
Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.
Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201711 Comments
How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.
Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201721 Comments
While ostentatiously peddling conspiracy theories about New Zealand and Barnaby Joyce this week, the government knew Fiona Nash may have been similarly ineligible to sit in Parliament.
Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201731 Comments
What was beneath Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt? Nothing. There's no deeper meaning than a publicity-seeking bigoted stunt.
Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20179 Comments
Manus Island detainees are "frolicking" on "idyllic islands", according to this week's Crikey Wankley award winner.
Bernard KeaneAug 17, 201738 Comments
Like clockwork, the Turnbull government keeps making bad decisions that only result in humiliation.