Jul 3, 200811 Comments
Today’s COAG meeting and the Murray Darling crisis have suddenly combined to provide a real test of the Prime Minister’s cooperative federalist model, writes Bernard Keane.
Jul 3, 20081 Comment
The trade union movement is stepping up the pressure on the Rudd Government to shut down the Australian Building and Construction Commission as the case of Noel Washington looms, writes Bernard Keane.
Jul 2, 20082 Comments
The Queensland Liberal Party plebiscite may have been in favour of a merger with the Nationals, but there are a number of factors stacked against the marriage, writes Bernard Keane.
Jul 2, 200860 Comments
There were a lot of things about Downer not to like -- but many of them he couldn’t do anything about, writes Bernard Keane.
Jul 1, 20081 Comment
As of today, electorate office staff of Victorian MPs will be bound by a new code of conduct signed off by Victorian Speaker Jenny Lindell and Council President Robert Smith, writes Bernard Keane.
Jul 1, 200811 Comments
A conviction that government was the answer was also central to the 2020 summit, writes Bernard Keane.
Jun 30, 200819 Comments
What a shock result in Gippsland! A deeply rural electorate, one that repeatedly re-elected the profoundly thick Peter McGauran, has returned a Nationals candidate yet again, writes Bernard Keane.
Jun 27, 20082 Comments
The Government’s Ministerial Staff Code of Conduct is fine as far as it goes. It’s also a first, writes Bernard Keane.
Jun 27, 20086 Comments
The NSW Crime Commission is Australia’s most secretive and unaccountable agency, writes Bernard Keane.
Jun 27, 2008
Things got a little tetchy at the end of this fortnight’s sittings, writes Bernard Keane.