Bernard KeaneAug 23, 2017
The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.
Sally WhyteAug 23, 20176 Comments
The government's announcement that jobseekers in Canterbruy-Bankstown will be drug tested shows a departure from original plans to use wastewater to choose locations.
Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201715 Comments
If MPs and senators can't even fill out the straightforward nomination form to stand for election, which specifically tells them to check that they're eligible, how can they run a government?
Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201713 Comments
While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.
Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20176 Comments
Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.
Michael BradleyAug 21, 201723 Comments
Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.
Aug 21, 201712 Comments
The Turnbull government is paying for the postal plebiscite by bypassing the parliament using an Advance to the Finance Minister. This might not be a legal manoeuvre, and could undermine not only the plebiscite, but future parliamentary procedure, writes former secretary of the Finance Department Michael Keating.
Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201711 Comments
How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.
Sally WhyteAug 18, 20174 Comments
How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?
Irfan YusufAug 18, 20171 Comment
If Pauline Hanson wants to know what it's like to wear a burqa as part of everyday life, perhaps she should ask my mother whether she felt oppressed.