Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20176 Comments
Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.
Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20178 Comments
Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.
Bernard KeaneFeb 15, 20175 Comments
Labor insists it fully funded the NDIS program and has evidence to back it up. Too bad Bill Shorten wasn't across it when the issue erupted again today.
Bernard KeaneFeb 15, 201723 Comments
We've been struggling to work out how One Nation is more "sophisticated" than it used to be -- so we've asked the man who claimed that it was to please explain.
Bernard KeaneFeb 14, 20171 Comment
The 2017 Closing the Gap report shows disappointingly little progress toward targets for removing or reducing the gap in health and educational outcomes for indigenous Australians.
Bernard KeaneFeb 14, 201720 Comments
What started out as a sensible way of progressing two longstanding welfare reforms has crashed due to government overreach.
Bernard KeaneFeb 13, 20176 Comments
The government's shaky argument in defence of the WA Liberals' preference deal with Pauline Hanson in question time today didn't last too long.
Bernard KeaneFeb 13, 201733 Comments
The climate denialists of the Liberal Party now have things even better than when Tony Abbott was leader -- for now Malcolm Turnbull is leading the party against climate action.
Bernard KeaneFeb 13, 201719 Comments
By encouraging the WA Liberals to negotiate with One Nation, Malcolm Turnbull has departed from the policy set by John Howard, and enabled the metastasis of a political cancer.
Bernard KeaneFeb 9, 201737 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull's spray at Bill Shorten will lift his own side, but parliamentary aggression isn't politically helpful in the long term.