Topic archives: michael keenan

What is a ‘gun amnesty’ anyway? And how is it meant to stop crime?

June 19, 2017 5

Crikey intern Will Ziebell.

Poll Bludger: WA Libs’ downfall could eventually topple federal MPs

April 13, 2017 4

Politics is a game of dominoes.

Keenan pays up after Labor shenanigans

December 8, 2016

Salt in the wound.

Tips and rumours

December 8, 2016 2

Keenan pays up ... love is a battlefield ... 18C watch ...

Abbott and Turnbull take turns throwing the other under the bus

October 20, 2016 17

The stoush between Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott is now out in the open after Turnbull rejected Abbott's version of events on the guns deal.

When in doubt, dog whistle

June 24, 2016 9

Anne Aly was doing her government-funded job in trying to stop terror. And Julie Bishop damn well knows it.

Govt wants to give corporate criminals a get-out-of-jail-free card

April 7, 2016 15

The government has proposed that large corporations be allowed to buy their way out of prosecutions for major corporate crimes -- another win for the scandal-plagued banking industry.

Encryption opponents rush to exploit the victims of Paris

November 23, 2015 6

Security agencies have a strategy to exploit terrorist attacks in order to attack encryption, and rapidly deployed it after the Paris attacks.

Meet Karen, your friendly neighbourhood radical

Meet Karen, your friendly neighbourhood radical

September 25, 2015 10

The government has but together a booklet for teachers to identify potential radical extremists, but the case studies seem a bit off ...

Government expands access to facial recognition system

Government expands access to facial recognition system

September 10, 2015 6

Just who will be able to access the government's new facial recognition "hub"?

Brandis pushed aside in counter-terrorism confusion

Brandis pushed aside in counter-terrorism confusion

May 26, 2015 19

The counter-terrorism changes announced yesterday sidelined George Brandis and his Department, while the government is getting on with plans to strip Australians of their citizenship.

The shadow ministry: all the young dudes

December 6, 2007 6

A whole new wonderful world of irrelevance now awaits the federal coalition. To prepare for it, Dr Brendan has unveiled an bright, new, young(ish) frontbench, writes Christian Kerr.