September 23, 2008 7
In many sectors we have set up regulation to eventually fail, due either to lily-livered regulators or the failure of politicians to provide the requisite regulatory tools. It’s the Australian way, writes Bernard Keane.
September 23, 2008 2
Getting the pensioners' payrise through the Senate called on a steady-as-she-goes, good-process policy development much beloved by old-school bureaucrats, writes Bernard Keane.
September 23, 2008 6
When it comes to female ministerial representation, the conservative side has lifted its game. 7 of Labor’s 30 ministers are women, compared to 7 of 32 on the Coalition side, writes Bernard Keane.
September 22, 2008 7
It’s the climate change holdouts in each country that are pushing carbon capture in the hope they can stave off the switch to renewables, writes Bernard Keane.
September 22, 2008 19
Julie Bishop scores, Helen Coonan is back, Christopher Pyne makes his mark. Malcolm Turnbull names his shadown ministry, and the opposition starts all over, writes Bernard Keane.
September 19, 2008 7
The new frontbench will have a very thin look about it. Turnbull will have to make the most effective use of limited resources, writes Bernard Keane.
September 19, 2008 2
This talented, charming man lacks something fundamental in his political and intellectual make-up. And it shows in his much-vaunted memoirs, writes Bernard Keane.
September 19, 2008 4
There are a number of Liberals, from Queensland and elsewhere, who have been astonished at the behaviour of the Nationals in recent weeks, writes Bernard Keane.
September 18, 2008 4
I do confess I have never tried the stroganoff, but the “Parliamentary Burger” – now, I fear, renamed something less creative – is a meal, not just a snack, writes Bernard Keane.
September 18, 2008 21
Meantime, Greg Sheridan, who has only recently been surgically removed from Alexander Downer, weighed in today to laud our success in the War Against Stuff, writes Bernard Keane.