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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.

Meet the earthquake truthers

Meet the earthquake truthers

This week in Side View: meet the earthquake controllers, it's raining plesiosaurs, how to write legislation, and ageing takes firm hold in Japan.

'Carbon capture' is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

'Carbon capture' is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

Carbon capture and storage is a fossil fuel industry scam — one that the Coalition seems to be considering spending more taxpayer money on.

Assange extradition battle could cause an international mess for Australia

Assange extradition battle could cause an international mess for Australia

Is an extremely large, uncomfortable, embarrassing international dilemma about to land in the lap of the Morrison government?

Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

The mantra of successive Treasurers on our ageing workforce has been population, participation and productivity. But what if we were too successful in addressing them?

China Matters, especially for big business

China Matters, especially for big business

Sections of Australian business would like there to be less criticism of China and more "nuance" and "soundness" in debate. But their latest attempt to tamp down criticism blew up, thanks to Beijing.

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

The persistence of climate denialism in Australian politics reflects the wealth of mining and energy companies prepared to use a deeply flawed political system to wield power.

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

The government apparently has no economic agenda beyond cheering on the housing market and passing the buck to the states.

Tim Wilson's war on industry super

Tim Wilson's war on industry super

Tim Wilson is once again using parliament's economics committee as a partisan weapon. In the firing line this time: industry super funds.

Morrison's stagnation is harming 'quiet Australians'

Morrison's stagnation is harming 'quiet Australians'

Despite the government's claims that wages growth is picking up, it fell in the December quarter. Scott Morrison's 'quiet Australians' face years of minimal pay increases.

Lessons from the Berlin Wall

Lessons from the Berlin Wall

This week in Side View: the Berlin wall falls again, smoking ≠ freedom, class warfare is better than generational warfare, and do you need another reason to boycott Uber?