Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20171 Comment
The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.
Bernard KeaneMay 12, 20173 Comments
While cancer remains one of our biggest killers, we've made significant progress in treating it in recent decades -- and we're doing better than anywhere else.
Bernard KeaneFeb 14, 20171 Comment
The 2017 Closing the Gap report shows disappointingly little progress toward targets for removing or reducing the gap in health and educational outcomes for indigenous Australians.
Bernard KeaneDec 12, 20164 Comments
The claims that the private health insurance industry is in crisis would look more plausible if the industry wasn't making big profits and hadn't cried wolf about previous "threats".
Bernard KeaneNov 30, 20166 Comments
Australia's ex-servicemen have a much higher rate of suicide than other Australian men, a new study confirms -- and younger men in particular are at risk.
Nov 8, 20166 Comments
A new paper from the Productivity Commission revisits an old topic on improving our economic performance. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneSep 30, 201612 Comments
Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.
Bernard KeaneSep 21, 201612 Comments
While Christian Porter isn't above partisanship and ideology, his welfare reform proposal should offer an opportunity to deliver more effective welfare, especially for groups to whom we owe an obligation, not the other way round.
Bernard KeaneSep 20, 201614 Comments
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
Bernard KeaneJun 9, 201610 Comments
Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.