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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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Malcolm's choice: Rudd's UN no-go hurts both men

Malcolm's choice: Rudd's UN no-go hurts both men

Bernard KeaneJul 29, 201620 Comments

Kevin Rudd would have made an awful UN Secretary-General -- but Malcolm Turnbull's refusal to back him is the sign of a wounded and weakened leader.

Is Michelle Guthrie a Turnbull sap or a Murdoch toady?

Is Michelle Guthrie a Turnbull sap or a Murdoch toady?

Bernard KeaneJul 29, 20166 Comments

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie's first speech offers worrying signs of a return to bad ABC habits.

The hacker hacked: America doesn't like cyber-snooping after all

The hacker hacked: America doesn't like cyber-snooping after all

Bernard KeaneJul 28, 20162 Comments

Americans are angry at the idea of Russian cyber-spies interfering in US politics. Except, the US and its allies do exactly the same thing on a far greater scale.

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Bernard KeaneJul 28, 201614 Comments

Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg is claiming to be a convert to the cause of renewables but the grim truth is that this government has no interest in meaningful climate action.

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

Bernard KeaneJul 27, 20169 Comments

At least Nigel Scullion was being honest in admitting he hadn't shown much interest in the Four Corners story on juvenile detention abuses in his home territory. Adam Giles was much worse.

Terrorism: from 'getting the balance right' to 'agile as our opponents'

Terrorism: from 'getting the balance right' to 'agile as our opponents'

Bernard KeaneJul 26, 20168 Comments

Islamist terrorists "hate us for our freedom", we're told. So there's an ongoing campaign to curb our freedoms. Indefinite detention is just the latest.

Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 26, 20168 Comments

The Productivity Commission has again attacked creeping protectionism within government, this time focusing on the decision to locally build the next generation of naval submarines.

Essential: Health trumped the economy, Trump scares voters

Essential: Health trumped the economy, Trump scares voters

Bernard KeaneJul 26, 20163 Comments

Unusually, voters were thinking more about health and Medicare than the economy on July 2, this week's Essential Report shows.

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Bernard KeaneJul 25, 201611 Comments

If Scott Morrison understands the challenge posed by the resurgence of economic protectionism in Australia, he shows no sign of it.

Essential: Baird's lead in NSW collapses, Andrews sails on in Victoria

Essential: Baird's lead in NSW collapses, Andrews sails on in Victoria

Bernard KeaneJul 25, 20166 Comments

The Baird government is now in a tight contest in NSW but the Andrews government, seemingly in trouble over the CFA dispute, maintains a powerful lead, the latest state-based numbers from Essential show.

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