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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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Fingerprints: Tom Switzer's attack on Scott Morrison

Fingerprints: Tom Switzer's attack on Scott Morrison

Bernard KeaneMay 23, 20176 Comments

Why is a conservative academic getting stuck into Treasurer Scott Morrison? The fingerprints show what's really going on.

No 'care bears' at Immigration, and no reviews for beleaguered management

No 'care bears' at Immigration, and no reviews for beleaguered management

Bernard KeaneMay 22, 20178 Comments

The troubled Department of Immigration may prefer to ignore staff anger at its executive rather than deal with it, Crikey has been told.

Swedish prosecutors dump case against Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors dump case against Julian Assange

Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20173 Comments

Finally forced to interview Julian Assange over sexual assault claims, Swedish prosecutors have abandoned their pursuit of the Australian publisher.

Should we let small country towns die?

Should we let small country towns die?

Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20178 Comments

The government is looking for a sound policy basis for its regional development policy. It might not have much luck with the Productivity Commission.

Arrogant Immigration continues to bungle and stumble

Arrogant Immigration continues to bungle and stumble

Bernard KeaneMay 19, 201710 Comments

There is no area where the Department of Immigration doesn't stuff up. Not even its own accommodation.

Where's the party? Eerie silence accompanies wage falls

Where's the party? Eerie silence accompanies wage falls

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201730 Comments

Where have all the advocates of wage cuts gone? Australian workers are too highly paid, business insisted for decades. Now wages are falling, and there's silence.

Trump continues Obama's double standards on leaking secrets

Trump continues Obama's double standards on leaking secrets

Bernard KeaneMay 17, 20174 Comments

Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.

Shipbuilding sticker shock: taxpayer to waste millions per naval job

Shipbuilding sticker shock: taxpayer to waste millions per naval job

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201713 Comments

The government's new shipbuilding plan confirms we'll be spending millions per job to build naval vessels locally. And some of the jobs won't even be Australian.

Yeah, right, a name change will fix BHP's problems ...

Yeah, right, a name change will fix BHP's problems ...

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 20177 Comments

BHP Billiton is going to change its name to repair its reputation with the community. We can think of some better ways than changing the letterhead.

Made in the NSA: how intelligence agencies gave us a global hack

Made in the NSA: how intelligence agencies gave us a global hack

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 20179 Comments

Responsibility for the global ransomware attack underway rests with an intelligence community that recklessly stockpiles software flaws for their own use, rather than have them fixed to improve security.

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