Bernard KeaneNov 29, 201610 Comments
We're none the wiser as to why, exactly, the WA government believed it had a tawdry deal with the Commonwealth to rip off taxpayers -- or what the involvement of senior government figures was.
Bernard KeaneNov 28, 20163 Comments
Embattled Attorney-General George Brandis has sought to shift the blame for any deal with the Western Australian government over tax revenue from the Bell collapse to the conveniently former treasurer Joe Hockey.
Bernard KeaneNov 28, 201620 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull must regain control of his frontbench, quickly -- and that means getting rid of the disastrous George Brandis.
Bernard KeaneNov 25, 201631 Comments
For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.
Bernard KeaneNov 25, 20167 Comments
A Senate inquiry into #censusfail condemns the ABS for its cavalier approach to privacy -- but fails to address the real problem of linking and retaining our personal data.
Bernard KeaneNov 24, 201619 Comments
The government has announced further steps in the development of its infrastructure plans -- including a brave inquiry into charging motorists for their road use.
Bernard KeaneNov 23, 20169 Comments
The man at the centre of One Nation Senator Rod Culleton's controversial court letter is another in a clutch of conspiracy theorist litigants surrounding the West Australian.
Bernard KeaneNov 22, 20162 Comments
The union movement can't demand "zero tolerance" for domestic violence and not take action against leaders involved in it.
Bernard KeaneNov 22, 20167 Comments
Rather than confront the threat of One Nation as previous generations of Nationals MPs did, they're caving in to it on issues like gun control.
Bernard KeaneNov 22, 201610 Comments
While the roots of populism in Australia appear economic, they also reflect a nostalgia for an Australia that can never come again.