Mar 4, 20084 Comments
The Government’s embrace of News Ltd’s John Hartigan has Blairite echoes, writes Bernard Keane.
Mar 3, 20081 Comment
The optics of the link between Rudd chief of staff David Epstein and his lobbyist wife Sandra Eccles are not good, writes Bernard Keane.
Mar 3, 20086 Comments
100 Days is one of the lamest clichés of political journalism, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 29, 2008
FDR saved America’s financial system. Bob Hawke held an economic summit and released a major economic statement. Kevin Rudd has... mission statements, challenge areas – and loads of inquiries, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 29, 2008
Brendan Nelson might be wondering at the moment whether he wouldn't be better off if WA went its own way, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 28, 20085 Comments
Is it possible that Labor is genuinely interested in good governance? It would seem so, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 28, 20081 Comment
Nicola Roxon got the headlines she wanted on private health insurance premiums, but the reality is a little different, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 27, 20081 Comment
While the cooperative Labor federalism promised by Kevin Rudd had a relaxed start in late 2007, we’re now seeing the reality of different levels of government with different policy agendas and political needs trying to work together, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 27, 2008
The Government’s National Health and Hospital Reform Commission has a bit to do between now and mid-2009, writes Bernard Keane.
Feb 26, 200814 Comments
Booze. Gambling. Porn. It’s everywhere, at epidemic levels, apparently, but luckily our politicians are on the case, ready to shake their heads in dismay and demand tougher regulation of stuff that’s nobody else’s business, writes Bernard Keane.