Bernard KeaneJun 6, 201720 Comments
Islamist terrorists are almost inevitably known to security agencies before they act, but politicians insist ever more mass surveillance is the answer.
Bernard KeaneJun 5, 20174 Comments
The problem with using the r-word, is that it can spook consumers, who are already closing their wallets because of stagnant wages.
Bernard KeaneJun 5, 201718 Comments
Predictable calls for access to encrypted communications make us less safe, and are a cover for the security failures of authorities.
Bernard KeaneJun 2, 201726 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull was always going to have to deal with climate change and denialists within his ranks. But Donald Trump has started that a little earlier than expected.
Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201728 Comments
The essentialist view of terrorism peddled by Tony Abbott is self-serving, both because it is aimed at undermining Malcolm Turnbull, and because it helps perpetuate the War on Terror.
Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201714 Comments
As nanny statists look to demonise the "alcohol epidemic" in ever more dramatic terms, yet more evidence has emerged that Australians drink responsibly.
May 31, 20173 Comments
The first instinct of Australia's biggest businesses isn't to innovate but to go to Canberra to demand help, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneMay 31, 201714 Comments
The Australian Financial review has illustrated just how ignorant white Australians are about the real state of indigenous outcomes.
Bernard KeaneMay 30, 201720 Comments
To argue that indigenous Australians have no special place in Australia, as opponents of the Uluru Statement have, simply recycles a racist lie.
Bernard KeaneMay 29, 201728 Comments
Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?