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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.

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.

How can the media stand against the police state? Stop cooperating.

How can the media stand against the police state? Stop cooperating.

Journalists have one tool to pressure governments into reversing their attempts to punish unauthorised leaking: stop reporting authorised leaks.

Tracey Spicer is cancelled

Tracey Spicer is cancelled

Tracey Spicer tried to take on the systemic sexual harassment of women and its lingering damage. For her sins, she's now damned by the left.

No-Tax Tim will make a perfect head of peak rentseeker group

No-Tax Tim will make a perfect head of peak rentseeker group

The new chairman of the Business Council is an ideal fit for the peak lobby group for large companies — the company he ran routinely paid no tax at all.

The thoughts of Chairman Pete

The thoughts of Chairman Pete

Peter Costello blames central banks for creating populism. Alas, the blame lies a little closer to home.

ASIO, rolling in cash, whines about a lack of money

ASIO, rolling in cash, whines about a lack of money

ASIO's budget has dramatically increased in recent years, and yet it is sill whining that it needs even more funding and spies.

The original 'Waterworld'

The original 'Waterworld'

This week in Side View: where does water come from? Plus, Turkey's nukes, dispatches from the nanny state, and old age sucks.

It's time we stopped subsidising the dangerous meat and dairy industries

It's time we stopped subsidising the dangerous meat and dairy industries

The ethical and environmental case for avoiding meat and dairy is overwhelming. We should be moving to close down those industries, not propping them up with taxpayer handouts.

Morrison's economic mire snares retailers and media alike

Morrison's economic mire snares retailers and media alike

The stagnation inflicted by Scott Morrison on the economy has gripped retail and is now engulfing the media sector.

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.