Bernard KeaneAug 19, 20165 Comments
Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?
Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201622 Comments
The government's failure to effectively pursue regional resettlement, and its wilful neglect of refugees on Nauru, has left offshore processing on the point of collapse.
Bernard KeaneAug 17, 201623 Comments
Should Labor adopt bipartisanship now that the Coalition needs it? It shouldn't -- not for revenge, but game theory shows it will serve the national interest to "defect".
Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20165 Comments
In allowing security agencies to dictate major economic decisions, we've handed yet more power to agencies that avoid scrutiny and attract deferential media coverage.
Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201617 Comments
Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.
Bernard KeaneAug 16, 20162 Comments
The 2016 census is looking badly flawed as millions of Australians have yet to fill it out and many refuse to provide their names, Essential Report shows.
Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201626 Comments
"Neoliberalism" has now morphed into a vague concept loaded with everything the left dislikes about market economics.
Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201629 Comments
Tony Abbott has offered a glimpse of what a second Abbott Prime Ministership would look like -- and it would be much like the first one.
Bernard KeaneAug 12, 201615 Comments
The Racial Discrimination Act appears to provide no restraint on the vilification of Muslim communities. Amending it is at best irrelevant, and might operate as a legitimisation of hate speech.
Bernard KeaneAug 12, 201629 Comments
In banning Chinese bids for the NSW government's Ausgrid privatisation, the government has signalled it has caved in to xenophobia and economic nationalism.