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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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Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 2017

Tony Abbott has damaged himself still further with his latest and most brazen challenge to Malcolm Turnbull. The big winner will be Peter Dutton, who is rapidly becoming the right's choice as prime minister.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerFeb 23, 201712 Comments

Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Truckling Turnbull gets a Bibi brushoff on two states

Truckling Turnbull gets a Bibi brushoff on two states

Bernard KeaneFeb 23, 20179 Comments

Despite pandering to Benjamin Netanyahu, Malcolm Turnbull was embarrassed yesterday by the Israeli Prime Minister's willingness to reject the comforting motherhood of "two state solution".

Dick Smith versus the migrants

Dick Smith versus the migrants

Bernard KeaneFeb 22, 201735 Comments

Businessman Dick Smith attacking immigration as a threat to our economy is both wrong-headed and encourages anti-immigrant sentiment in the community.

Facts on the ground: the open-air misery of Israeli occupation

Facts on the ground: the open-air misery of Israeli occupation

Bernard KeaneFeb 21, 201715 Comments

While Australia welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu, his government presides over an illegal occupation that inflicts the logic of a nightmare on every aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians.

Not so fast on the 'deep state v Trump' stuff

Not so fast on the 'deep state v Trump' stuff

Bernard KeaneFeb 20, 201716 Comments

Donald Trump isn't the target of a destabilisation campaign by the "Deep State", he merely has a divided government. And transparency advocates should welcome it.

Government stumbles on tax -- part 598

Government stumbles on tax -- part 598

Bernard KeaneFeb 17, 201712 Comments

Every time Bill Shorten gives the government an opportunity to target him, it gets distracted by its own divisions and bungles. That's why the Opposition Leader has such a charmed life.

Public service stuck in the hole Abbott dug for it

Public service stuck in the hole Abbott dug for it

Bernard KeaneFeb 17, 201711 Comments

Nearly 18 months into the Turnbull era, the public service remains in a bad way, to the cost of the government.

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20176 Comments

Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20178 Comments

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

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