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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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Negative growth should be a one-off -- so we hope

Bernard KeaneDec 8, 20169 Comments

Given the government's performance, a real economic downturn would be beyond its capacities to handle. Let's hope the September quarter GDP result is a one-off.

Well, that didn't take long: Frydenberg flips on climate review

Well, that didn't take long: Frydenberg flips on climate review

Bernard KeaneDec 7, 201628 Comments

What climate review? Josh Frydenberg denies that he said what he said yesterday.

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Bernard KeaneDec 6, 201642 Comments

The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.

Essential: violence and abuse on the rise, Brandis the worst minister

Essential: violence and abuse on the rise, Brandis the worst minister

Bernard KeaneDec 6, 20167 Comments

Who are the best and worst ministers? And is violence due to racism and religious intolerance rising or falling? Essential Report has the answers.

Stop kidding yourselves we'll take any climate action

Stop kidding yourselves we'll take any climate action

Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201612 Comments

The government has ratified the Paris Agreement -- but still has no policies for how to achieve the targets it has signed up to, and the review announced today is unlikely to change that.

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201623 Comments

Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

Bernard KeaneDec 2, 20169 Comments

One of the dominant TV series of the '70s, M*A*S*H had a core theme of white male privilege, but it got more complicated as the show aged.

Dirty lefties and the problem of Peter Dutton

Dirty lefties and the problem of Peter Dutton

Bernard KeaneDec 2, 201630 Comments

Progressive anger at Peter Dutton's cultivation of hatred of refugees and immigrants mainly serves his agenda.

The government triumphantly departs a fake battlefield

The government triumphantly departs a fake battlefield

Bernard KeaneDec 2, 20169 Comments

The government's "victories" this week have nothing to do with the real challenges facing the Australian economy.

Our casual return to protectionism, or, OMG I agree with Judith Sloan

Bernard KeaneDec 1, 201614 Comments

The local content rules in the ABCC legislation have been met, for the most part, with silence. This is how we end up returning to protectionism.

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