Bernard KeaneDec 6, 201630 Comments
The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.
Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201623 Comments
Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.
Bernard KeaneDec 1, 201614 Comments
The local content rules in the ABCC legislation have been met, for the most part, with silence. This is how we end up returning to protectionism.
Bernard KeaneDec 1, 20164 Comments
The ABCC will have to crack down on construction companies using any foreign labour -- despite what the Prime Minister says.
Bernard KeaneNov 30, 201619 Comments
The government has established a new set of protectionist local content and standard requirements for the building industry as part of the ABCC bill -- which was designed to make life easier for builders.
Nov 30, 2016
The OECD's recent track record on the Australian economy has been poor -- will this finally be the time the Paris econocrats get it right, ask Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
Bernard KeaneNov 30, 20167 Comments
Taxpayers should be earning tens or hundreds of millions more in royalties from the North West Shelf gas and oil production field, but the department in charge of collecting them can't be bothered.
Helen RazerNov 29, 201626 Comments
They'd all much prefer to live in a world with a Universal Basic Income safety net.
Michael SainsburyNov 29, 2016
With two execs already sidelined and possibly more to come, Rio Tinto has to have a good hard look at how it got this far.
Myriam RobinNov 28, 201614 Comments
Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.