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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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The rise and rise of big money: how investors and corporations will reap the benefits of the pandemic

The pandemic is likely to exacerbate existing trends toward highly concentrated markets and investment, changing the nature of economic and political power as it does so.

RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Reserve Bank will take us further into a new world in November

The Reserve Bank board is likely to complete the transition to an entirely new monetary policy centred around quantitative easing when it meets in November.

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A new era of bigger government means bigger corruption and bigger rorts

We've entered an era of bigger government — and that means more power for the government to reward its friends, and more opportunities to rort spending to serve the government's political interests.

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Just how much does Dan Andrews love the gambling industry?

The Andrews government is willing to bend over backwards for an industry riddled with crime and corruption — not to mention animal abuse.

The biggest criminal threats occur in plain view, aided by some of our biggest companies — not nefarious online networks

The government has long insisted the biggest threat to our security comes from sinister figures operating online. In fact it comes from some of our highest-profile companies failing to enforce the law.

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Secret airport land deals set to expose rotten public service practices

The Leppington Triangle scandal is looming as one of the most damaging in decades — but for the bureaucracy, not for politicians.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

A state riddled with sleaze needs a credible leader. Berejiklian's authority is shot

NSW needs a leader with high personal standards and the authority to impose those standards on their colleagues. Gladys Berejiklian now has neither.

ACT Liberal leader Alistair Coe (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Poisonous tax reform proves less than fatal yet again in Canberra

Despite being gifted an apparently guaranteed vote-winner, the ACT Liberals have failed again. Maybe land tax isn't the political killer it's made out to be.

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Who is left to trust when politicians are trying to destroy independent bodies?

To deal with a pervasive culture of corruption in Australia, we need strong, independent regulators. The federal government is committed to undermining independent bodies and bringing them under its control.

RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Welcome to the new world order: another economic policy revolution unfolds

First it was fiscal policy. Now it's monetary policy. One by one the key tenets of neoliberalism are giving way in the face of global recession.

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