March 11, 2008 3 Comments
The Prime Minister sounds like he’s determined to end the ability of MPs to earn significant incomes outside Parliament. Kinda, sorta, writes Bernard Keane.
March 11, 2008 10 Comments
The Government is "Doing Something" about binge drinking. But it's the mooted advertising restrictions that will be tricky, writes Bernard Keane.
March 10, 2008 11 Comments
Properly managed, a horror Budget can both burnish a new Government’s economic credentials and boost its public standing, writes Bernard Keane.
March 10, 2008 3 Comments
Brendan Nelson – now officially "embattled" – appears to have seized on a Liberal-National merger as a lifeline, writes Bernard Keane.
March 7, 2008 1 Comment
The warning that carers’ bonuses may be scrapped in the Budget is only the first of what are likely to be a number of razor slash stories between now and Budget night, writes Bernard Keane.
March 7, 2008 34 Comments
John Howard has had to retreat to the United States to defend his record, writes Bernard Keane.
March 6, 2008 7 Comments
Vaile of Arabia isn’t going anywhere, but what about the rest of the Government-in-exile? asks Bernard Keane.
March 6, 2008 4 Comments
Is there room for another McKew-style glamour candidate to snare an upset win in Higgins? asks Bernard Keane.
March 5, 2008 3 Comments
What’s to stop the Reserve Bank repeating the mistake of nearly twenty years ago? Bernard Keane writes.
March 5, 2008 1 Comment
Having mocked Labor’s penchant for summits as a stunt-based approach to government, it is important to acknowledge where summits have actually yielded something worthwhile, writes Bernard Keane.