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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.

Ten years, $22 trillion and 400,000 thinkpieces

Ten years, $22 trillion and 400,000 thinkpieces

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: high-speed Geiger counters, Wendell Willkie, and when the answer is "no I'm not OK".

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

The Morrison government now officially has no climate policy, which makes it even worse than the Abbott government in a crucial policy area.

Labor has serious questions to answer about Witness K

Labor has serious questions to answer about Witness K

Labor used to be the party that was sceptical of Australia's intelligence agencies. It's time for MPs to speak out on their party's collusion with the cover-up of the Witness K scandal — even if it means admitting Labor's own culpability in the affair.

Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

The behaviour of life insurance companies is egregious, and regulation won't fix it. Governments must step in and re-establish government insurance companies.

Morrison's religious obsession a worrying sign for out of touch Liberals

Morrison's religious obsession a worrying sign for out of touch Liberals

The government's focus should be on convincing voters it is working in their interests. Instead, Scott Morrison is obsessed with placating the far right.

Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

There have been scores of inquiries into aged care since 1997. Will the royal commission do what the rest haven't?

Politicians' pill-testing denialism is costing young lives

Politicians' pill-testing denialism is costing young lives

Two more people are dead at a music festival while denialist politicians refuse to countenance pill-testing. It's stupidity with a grievous toll of young lives lost.

Morrison is right on aged care funding: reports of cuts are fiction

Morrison is right on aged care funding: reports of cuts are fiction

The claim that the Coalition cut funding from aged care is a bald-faced lie, and one that points to the problems with a royal commission into the sector.

Hayne will become our most important banking inquiry since the 1970s

Hayne will become our most important banking inquiry since the 1970s

Kenneth Hayne and his royal commission will likely reshape financial services for decades to come.

Weak Morrison now leads a world-class political circus

Weak Morrison now leads a world-class political circus

Never has there been a new Prime Minister with less authority than Scott Morrison, who leads not so much a party as an ongoing civil war.