Bernard KeaneAug 9, 20171 Comment
The high profile the agency has had in recent times is likely to continue.
Bernard KeaneAug 8, 20174 Comments
In an effort to avoid legal challenge to its postal plebiscite, the government will conduct the exercise via the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Bernard KeaneAug 8, 201716 Comments
The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.
Bernard KeaneAug 8, 201732 Comments
For a bunch of people who want to get marriage equality off the political agenda, the Liberals sure have a funny way of doing it.
Bernard KeaneAug 7, 20174 Comments
The Prime Minister has had a tactical win in heading off a revolt by marriage equality supporters in the Liberal party room. But the issue, and confrontation that will be required to resolve it, has merely been delayed.
Bernard KeaneAug 7, 201719 Comments
Surrounded by awful options, the least worst way forward for the government on marriage equality is the thoroughly dumb idea of a plebiscite via junkmail.
Bernard KeaneAug 7, 201720 Comments
The discovery of an unsuccessful plot to bring down an airliner should raise serious questions about whether our massive national security spending is making us any safer.
Bernard KeaneAug 4, 201724 Comments
If there was ever a case against a banking royal commission, the money laundering allegations against the Commonwealth Bank have now demolished it.
Bernard KeaneAug 4, 201715 Comments
We've all got plenty of advice for the Prime Minister on marriage equality, but he's played a rotten hand as well as possible.
Bernard KeaneAug 3, 201741 Comments
If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.