Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201717 Comments
We've been here before: Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to whip up "Aussie values" fervour is a rehash of John Howard's efforts to tap into community fears a decade ago.
Bernard KeaneApr 20, 2017
By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.
Bernard KeaneApr 19, 20175 Comments
The government claims the 457 visa program has "lost credibility". Which prompts the question -- who is to blame? The same department that has screwed up so many other things.
Bernard KeaneApr 19, 201747 Comments
Under the pretence of abolishing a catalyst for xenophobic populism, Malcolm Turnbull is leaving a mostly successful skilled migration program intact.
Bernard KeaneApr 18, 201714 Comments
Once paired as brilliant politicians, Tony Abbott and Mark Latham have traveled different paths but now share a conspiracy theory that the world of white men is under threat from women, LGBTI people and other sinister forces.
Bernard KeaneApr 18, 201712 Comments
The way we develop animal welfare standards in Australia is skewed by industry self-interest and a lack of evidence -- and the Productivity Commission wants to change it.
Bernard KeaneApr 13, 20176 Comments
While the political focus is elsewhere, continuing soft employment and wages growth suggests the government's budget challenge is a complex one, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard KeaneApr 13, 201714 Comments
The push to allow superannuation to be used for housing is part of a wider right-wing attack on super, a sector deeply hated by many Liberals.
Bernard KeaneApr 12, 2017
It's official: some of the world's biggest companies are treating small business as a free bank by holding off repayments for up to four months. But the Business Council says there's no need for regulation.