Bernard KeaneJun 22, 201715 Comments
The purists and rent-seekers won't like it but the Turnbull government has produced a decent economic reform with its Gonski victory in the Senate.
Bernard KeaneJun 20, 201715 Comments
The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.
Bernard KeaneJun 19, 201719 Comments
Better than his overseas counterparts, Malcolm Turnbull has read the mood of electoral disillusionment, but his opponents are succeeding in preventing him from showing it.
Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20171 Comment
Over the last five years, the Liberals have engaged in a one-person game of Twister on schools funding. Yesterday was their latest, and they hope last, position.
Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20177 Comments
In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.
Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201610 Comments
The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.
Apr 1, 201450 Comments
Joe Hockey's pre-budget spinning has veered into outright falsehoods as he attempts to claim Labor has boobytrapped the budget. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.
Bernard KeaneMar 25, 20147 Comments
Australians believe they're highly taxed compared internationally, and that it's getting worse, today's Essential Report finds.
Dec 16, 201320 Comments
Watch out when the government talks education funding reform; a Crikey survey by Dylan Barber finds 82% of the cabinet went to private schools. See which minister had the most expensive education ...
Nov 26, 201316 Comments
Are Labor's Gonski school reforms (and funding increases) really in jeopardy from an Abbott government? Probably not, writes education expert Bronwyn Hinz.