Bernard KeaneMar 6, 201710 Comments
Pauline Hanson sources her conspiracy theories from Donald Trump, and sadly has embraced anti-vaccination, which is a conspiracy theory with a body count.
Bernard KeaneMar 3, 201734 Comments
After another wretched week for the Turnbull government, it's becoming clear its chaos and dysfunction cannot last.
Bernard KeaneMar 3, 20174 Comments
Determining whether cuts to penalty rates will have any benefits beyond business bottom lines will be difficult, but there are some data available.
Bernard KeaneMar 2, 201710 Comments
Holding multiple positions on penalty rates is only the latest example of how the Prime Minister's Office is not doing its job.
Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20176 Comments
Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?
Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20177 Comments
George Brandis' latest bungle is relatively minor, but provided hours of gleeful torture of the English language at Senate Estimates.
Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 20177 Comments
Many Coalition MPs used to enthusiastically support penalty rate cuts. Now, somehow, they're the work of Bill Shorten.
Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 201719 Comments
The use of a citizen's personal information by a vengeful public service department, in cooperation with the media, is a new low for a government seemingly committed to collecting and exploiting our data.
Bernard KeaneFeb 27, 201724 Comments
The Coalition is facing a Tea Party moment as an extremist fringe drags it to the right when Malcolm Turnbull needs to lead from the centre.
Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20177 Comments
Donald Trump isn't the end of the Enlightenment. But he draws his strength from some of the same turmoil that accompanied the eruption of rational, democratic thought in the 18th century.