Bernard KeaneMay 8, 20178 Comments
By delivering a free-to-air network to Rupert Murdoch, the government media reforms will afford News Corp unique power to impose its own agenda.
Bernard KeaneMay 8, 20176 Comments
Donald Trump need have no concerns about Australia on trade -- we long ago sacrificed our economic interests to our imperial overlord.
Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201713 Comments
The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.
Bernard KeaneMay 4, 201726 Comments
If Tony Abbott and the free speech crowd really believe free speech is the primary human right, then let's see them do something serious to protect it.
Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20176 Comments
With higher education cuts hidden by school funding, the government is preparing the way to ensure the focus next Tuesday night is where it wants to be -- spending money.
Bernard KeaneMay 3, 201710 Comments
So, a true blue, fair dinkum Aussie pollie, shaped by Western civilisation and Judeo-Christian principles, has run off to a Muslim country for weight-loss surgery? And yet the dogs of (culture) war are nowhere heard.
Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20171 Comment
Over the last five years, the Liberals have engaged in a one-person game of Twister on schools funding. Yesterday was their latest, and they hope last, position.
Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20177 Comments
In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.
Bernard KeaneMay 2, 201717 Comments
No matter what they do, young Australians are targeted by this government, which knows it can attack them with impunity in next week's federal budget.
Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20176 Comments
The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.