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If the government wants to cut taxes, it should be like Labor or Tony Abbott

If the government wants to cut taxes, it should be like Labor or Tony Abbott

Bernard Keane November 24, 2017 2 Comments

While insisting that Labor is the party of higher taxes, the government plans to hike taxes far above the levels even of Tony Abbott's government, let alone Julia Gillard's.

Turnbull just went from fizzer to finished

Bernard Keane November 21, 2017 50 Comments

The distraction of floating tax cuts won't disguise that the Prime Minister's lack of judgement has destroyed his leadership.

Marriage equality bill truce lasts five minutes, UN called to mediate

Bernard Keane November 20, 2017 12 Comments

Despite a major victory with the marriage equality plebiscite, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult end-of-year sitting of parliament -- which he's now delayed.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 5 Comments

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.

Game over, Abbott. Now resign.

Bernard Keane November 15, 2017 47 Comments

Tony Abbott's legendary capacity for negative campaigning was a total failure in the marriage equality postal survey. Without that, he's got nothing.

AWU raid is absurd, but calls for Cash’s resignation a step too far

Bernard Keane October 26, 2017 57 Comments

If Michaelia Cash is telling the truth about being lied to by a staffer over the AWU raid scandal, she shouldn't be fired.

Family matters: Culleton’s personal vendetta lives on through Senate inquiry

Bernard Keane October 25, 2017 4 Comments

A Senate inquiry appears to have become the platform for one family's war on a bank.

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Bernard Keane October 13, 2017 4 Comments

If there's meaning in Twin Peaks: The Return, it lies in the meaninglessness of existence, and how we can best cope with it.

Tony Abbott’s 17 different core climate change beliefs

Bernard Keane October 11, 2017 33 Comments

Keeping track of Tony Abbott's views on climate change can be a tough task. So we've assembled the most comprehensive list of climate positions since the days of Julius Caesar and Jesus of Nazareth.

Should we take responsibility for energy policy away from the government?

Bernard Keane October 11, 2017 17 Comments

If kicking the politicians out of policymaking is good enough in monetary policy, why isn't it good enough in energy?