The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.
When it comes to rent-seeking, everyone is a strategic industry, writes Bernard Keane.
Energie Future has applied for licences to explore for coal deposits to use in a gasification project that would involve the deposits being set alight to produce gas, writes Bernard Keane.
Successive governments have failed to think long-term about the provision of childcare for Australians. It’s time the Rudd Government corrected that failure, writes Bernard Keane.
The House of Representatives petitions committee, which could be used by the Opposition as a sort of mini-Estimates process if they had their wits about them, writes Bernard Keane.
Judging by Wayne Swan’s performance yesterday, he was so flabbergasted by what the international financial crisis has done to his budget that he’d become thoroughly disorientated, writes Bernard Keane.
Most Americans might no longer have an hang-up about race, but Janet Albrechtsen sure does, writes Bernard Keane.
Turns out we missed the opportunity to invest the proceeds of the mining boom and we’ll have to wait until the Rise of China and India Part II reaches these shores several years hence, writes Bernard Keane.