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We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

Bernard Keane December 7, 2017 3 Comments

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Bernard Keane May 24, 2017 1 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.

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Bernard Keane May 12, 2017 3 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.

Indigenous gap remains stubbornly wide

Bernard Keane February 14, 2017 1 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.

Private health insurance crisis? Don’t bet your life on it

Private health insurance crisis? Don’t bet your life on it

Bernard Keane December 12, 2016 4 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".

New study confirms suicide higher for veterans

Bernard Keane November 30, 2016 6 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.

Productivity Commission gets stuck into Australian business

Crikey November 8, 2016 6 Comments

A new paper from the Productivity Commission revisits an old topic on improving our economic performance. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Keane: grand final or no, funding sport is a complete waste of money

Bernard Keane September 30, 2016 12 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.

Beneath the hokum, Porter offers a way forward on welfare

Bernard Keane September 21, 2016 12 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.

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

Bernard Keane September 20, 2016 14 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.