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Turnbull, May and the politics of incompetence

Turnbull, May and the politics of incompetence

Bernard Keane November 8, 2017 31 Comments

Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull share many of the same problems -- and same flaws.

When Coalition crisis degenerates into internal warfare, who will be left with the pieces?

When Coalition crisis degenerates into internal warfare, who will be left with the pieces?

Paula Matthewson November 7, 2017 17 Comments

If Abbott's quest for vengeance is meant to be a secret, it's not a very good one.

Turnbull’s faux-audit not the temporary fix he desperately needs

Turnbull’s faux-audit not the temporary fix he desperately needs

Bernard Keane November 7, 2017 48 Comments

The Prime Minister's judgment deserted him on the citizenship issue -- a problem not helped by his tendency to paint himself into corners with his own rhetoric.

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

Bernard Keane November 7, 2017 11 Comments

There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

vening.jack@gmail.com November 7, 2017 18 Comments

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.

Unkillable corporate rights trade clause needs a bullet in the head

Unkillable corporate rights trade clause needs a bullet in the head

Bernard Keane November 6, 2017 17 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is almost alone among Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders eager to allow multinationals to sue governments.

Media hounds bay for blood over section 44, to their (and our) detriment

Media hounds bay for blood over section 44, to their (and our) detriment

Christopher Warren November 6, 2017 33 Comments

The hysteria over section 44 among journalists and politicians is the farce of the revival of nativism that has shaped so much of media and political discourse.

Turnbull’s worrying language of rejection on Indigenous recognition

Turnbull’s worrying language of rejection on Indigenous recognition

Bernard Keane November 6, 2017 18 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has doubled down on his rejection of a constitutionally guaranteed indigenous voice, using exactly the logic of those opposed to any indigenous recognition at all.

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Crikey November 3, 2017 24 Comments

Like democracy, science, and the scientific process, are flawed, but they are still preferable to the crackpottery of Malcolm Roberts, write Tom Osegowitsch and Angela McCabe.

We are now numb to a government that has normalised chaos

We are now numb to a government that has normalised chaos

Bernard Keane November 3, 2017 64 Comments

The actions of Stephen Parry betray something deeply wrong within the Turnbull government -- but the PM is too weak to take action.