April 16, 2009
It has been a while coming but Labor will have its double dissolution trigger soon enough. All in the name of alcopops.
April 16, 2009
The nation’s 15-year-olds have much to answer for.
April 8, 2009
Stephen Conroy obviously the big mover, but still not all that high on the list from his usual subterranean profile.
April 7, 2009
Was DSICA's agreement to instruct its members to stop advertising on TV before 9pm in exchange for Fielding's move to stymie the government's proposed tax? asks Jennifer Doggett.
March 23, 2009 8
The Prime Minister might feel that even if the economic cycle is still clearly running against him, the political climate at least has changed for the better, writes Mungo MacCallum.
March 16, 2009 1
Australia is a laggard when it comes to banning alcohol sponsorship and advertising, writes Glenn Dyer.
March 12, 2009 13
The Government’s electoral reform bill has been blocked by the party that lost the election and a senator elected on the vote of 1.77% of Victorians, writes Bernard Keane.
February 16, 2009 3
The Xenophon deal will cause a massive shock to the water buyback market, writes Bernard Keane.
February 12, 2009 2
The prospect of a Senator Danny Nalliah traipsing the carpet in Canberra is a scary thought indeed, writes Andrew Crook.
February 12, 2009 19
It's hard to get excited about the unfolding drama of the Senate's consideration of the stimulus package, writes Bernard Keane.
February 11, 2009 41
Steve Fielding is looming as the biggest threat to passage of the Government’s stimulus package through the Senate. And that’s exactly how the Government wants it, writes Bernard Keane.
December 4, 2008 5
Whether Julia Gillard is, as Malcolm Turnbull says, "very nasty" or not, she gets results, writes Bernard Keane.
October 22, 2008 8
We’re not too strong at consistency in Australia, particularly when we’re feeling nationalistic, writes Bernard Keane.
October 13, 2008 6
Steve Fielding has been more willing to flex his legislative muscle to assist the big end of town than Mr and Mrs Average, writes Jennifer Doggett.
September 25, 2008 24
The Medicare surcharge and health insurance rebates remain the most outrageous examples of rent-seeking in the Commonwealth sector, writes Bernard Keane
September 19, 2008 11
Senator Steve Fielding’s taxation schedule and his plans to modify poker machines would devastate pubs and clubs and wipe many of them out of existence, writes Alex Mitchell.
September 18, 2008 4
I do confess I have never tried the stroganoff, but the “Parliamentary Burger” – now, I fear, renamed something less creative – is a meal, not just a snack, writes Bernard Keane.
April 17, 2008 2
Soaring petrol prices and Rudd's plan ... Barry Hall: gladiator slave ... how letters editors work ... free trade and Australia's advantage ...
April 14, 2008 7
The Age and Andrew Jaspan ... Rudd and China ... Steve Fielding and Christianity ... indigenous Australians ...
April 11, 2008 7
Steve Fielding is obsessed with pornography and now he has managed to impose the views of his bizarre monotheistic cult on other Senators and their staff, reports Bernard Keane.