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Bernard Keane — Politics Editor

Bernard Keane

Politics Editor

Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor. Before that he was Crikey’s Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics.

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Treasurers' debate mired in costings and process

Bernard KeaneMay 27, 2016

Chris Bowen and Scott Morrison went head-to-head today but the exchanges focused primarily on the budget, not the wider economy.

Dispatches from the gaffe war as the battle of idiots heats up

Dispatches from the gaffe war as the battle of idiots heats up

Bernard KeaneMay 27, 201615 Comments

Whatever the parties' plans for campaigning this week, they were derailed as they went gaffe-for-gaffe in an idiots' slugfest.

Neither party has a convincing plan for future economic growth

Neither party has a convincing plan for future economic growth

Bernard KeaneMay 27, 20166 Comments

Data this week shows that it's unclear where the next source of growth in the economy is going to come from. This should be the central question of the election campaign.

Greyhounds slaughtered for dental 'studies' at Melbourne Uni

Greyhounds slaughtered for dental 'studies' at Melbourne Uni

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 20167 Comments

Melbourne University admits its Dental School is using live greyhounds for dental and other medical studies, before killing them.

Morrison's bad day: black holes and budget realities

Morrison's bad day: black holes and budget realities

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 20169 Comments

Election campaign claims of budget black holes are now an empty ritual of politics, but Scott Morrison has achieved the rare feat of making his damaging for his own side.

Bernard Keane and Scott Morrison, in high-vis, stare into the abyss

Bernard Keane and Scott Morrison, in high-vis, stare into the abyss

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201614 Comments

There's never been a more exciting time to dig large holes, as Bernard Keane joins Scott Morrison on a large building site in western Sydney.

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20168 Comments

We've made progress in reducing the number of young men who take their lives, but in other areas the news is not so good, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals.

Essential: the arm-wrestle continues

Essential: the arm-wrestle continues

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20163 Comments

The election remains too close to call, with Labor hanging on to the narrowest of leads, today's Essential Report shows.

The truth behind the NBN raids: whistleblowing is in crisis

The truth behind the NBN raids: whistleblowing is in crisis

Bernard KeaneMay 23, 201619 Comments

Australia has an escalating war on whistleblowing and it is damaging to the national interest. It's time to stop AFP leak raids.

Pre-election outlook confirms budget numbers

Bernard KeaneMay 20, 2016

The 2016 Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook has been released, and there are no surprise updates from the budget a fortnight ago.