The only joy for the Coalition is surely that it cannot get any worse than this, so by definition it's all up from here, writes Bernard Keane.
Climate action opponent Brian Fisher should have automatically been excluded from any “independent” review of the modelling, writes Bernard Keane.
I noted when the Government’s Green Paper emerged that it proposed a scheme that was only two-thirds effective anyway, and would be watered down further under pressure from rentseekers and corporate sooks and whingers. Sadly, that appears to be exactly what has happened, writes Bernard Keane.
Last night’s split on the Government’s infrastructure bill capped off what turned out to be a shocker of a week for the Coalition, writes Bernard Keane.
The mass abstention was a poor look for Turnbull, especially with his Senate leader being amongst their number, writes Bernard Keane.
It’s okay for Coalition Governments to seek investment from Middle Eastern countries, but when a Labor Government does it, it’s Whitlamesque mendicancy to swarthy Arabs types, writes Bernard Keane.
Whether Julia Gillard is, as Malcolm Turnbull says, "very nasty" or not, she gets results, writes Bernard Keane.
The Aviation Green Paper is one of the more outright protectionist documents that has issued from an Australian Government for some years, writes Bernard Keane.