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.


Facebook’s privacy invasion is the business model of the entire internet

March 21, 2018 11

The focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica obscures the extent to which the monetisation of privacy and its sale to advertisers is the core financial model of the online world.

Hanson’s henchmen caught with their pants down, and the bereaved pay the price

March 21, 2018 3

From toilets to Twitter, the delusions of One Nation run deep.

Lies, damned lies, and banking mea culpas at the royal commission

March 20, 2018 20

While the banking royal commission exposes scandal after scandal, the corporate regulator is still uttering platitudes about the sector regulating itself.

Inland rail’s dirty secret

March 20, 2018 13

The inland rail project is based on a sizeable subsidy to coal exporters just to get someone to use what its backers even admit is a white elephant.

Greens lose byelection and policy credibility

March 19, 2018 17

The Greens lost more than their chance at a second lower house seat on Saturday.

Victory declared in war on third parties

March 19, 2018 5

Pundits have declared victory in the war on third parties. But if they go home, they'll find the same challenge returning again to haunt politics.

The terror of Toy Town

March 16, 2018 15

The clash between over-sensitive journalists and Canberra's chief minister reflects a town that is divorced from the tough realities of ordinary Australian life.

Scenes from a wage case

March 16, 2018 7

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

Filling in the blanks gets repetitive on anti-dumping reforms

March 15, 2018 3

Get your spirit level and accelerometer, it's time to check how level the trade playing field is.

Refundability distorts more than just the tax debate

March 15, 2018 10

With dividend imputation in the spotlight courtesy of Labor's refundability policy, some are pointing out the perverse consequences of the distortion introduced by the Howard government.