No Government should be entirely comfortable with such people as Warwick Marsh and Barry Williams as a representative of a taxpayer-funded program, writes Bernard Keane.
Rudd himself has argued that Australia must pursue “middle-power diplomacy”. Hopefully at some point he’ll accept the logic of that himself and stop trying to change the world single-handedly, writes Bernard Keane.
Keeping track of Prime Ministerial travel can be tricky. When the Tele was claiming sixteen trips, Ninemsn was saying eight, writes Bernard Keane.
So what’s Freeview? Well, it’s not like the UK Freeview. In fact it’s not clear what it is, because it’s not a new service of any kind, writes Bernard Keane.
Rudd is no ordinary control freak. This is the guy who isn’t merely his own Foreign Minister, he’s his own minister for pretty much everything except Julia Gillard’s area, writes Bernard Keane.
Malcolm Turnbull was busy creating a straw man out of the deficit when he spoke at the National Press Club yesterday, writes Bernard Keane.
Establishing an independent project assessment mechanism in Infrastructure Australia, or an all-singing, all-dancing tax review, or a health reform commission can lead to self-generated political pressure, writes Bernard Keane.