Bernard Keane June 22, 2017 15 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 Keane June 20, 2017 15 Comments
The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.
Bernard Keane June 19, 2017 19 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 Keane May 3, 2017 1 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 Keane May 2, 2017 7 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 Keane May 16, 2016 10 Comments
The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.
Crikey April 1, 2014 50 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 Keane March 25, 2014 7 Comments
Australians believe they're highly taxed compared internationally, and that it's getting worse, today's Essential Report finds.
Crikey December 16, 2013 20 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 ...