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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.

Australia's political class — no longer fit for purpose

Australia's political class — no longer fit for purpose

Australians have less trust than ever in government — they've worked out that it's a system run in the interests of the powerful, not theirs.

It's 1987 again in the public service — but the problems won't change

It's 1987 again in the public service — but the problems won't change

Scott Morrison's public service changes restore management practices of previous decades, while failing to address core problems in the APS.

Perrett breaks Labor's long silence on K, Collaery

Perrett breaks Labor's long silence on K, Collaery

A federal Labor MP has finally spoken out about the government's malicious campaign of intimidation against Witness K and Bernard Collaery.

'Witness J' case lifts the veil on failure to support intelligence officials

'Witness J' case lifts the veil on failure to support intelligence officials

How much support are intelligence agencies giving their officers? Growing pressures on our intelligence officials may well harm our national security.

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

Australia's economic growth rate declined in the September quarter, with only government spending and good fortune on iron ore prices propping us up.

Jump in my (autonomous) car

Jump in my (autonomous) car

This week in Side View: Ring or Ringu? America's grim military legacy in Iraq, the fall of the National Enquirer, and crab housing.

Education league table shows a failure to fulfil the Gonski promise

Education league table shows a failure to fulfil the Gonski promise

Despite a substantial increase in education funding since the 2000s, Australia's educational outcomes have gone backwards — and neither side is up for the challenge of fixing the problem.

Banking culture wars a battle with no winners

Banking culture wars a battle with no winners

Despite years of talk about fixing bank culture, Westpac shows us nothing has changed.

How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

Labor's nostalgia based on bad maths and worse politics

Labor's nostalgia based on bad maths and worse politics

Labor's claim that the Greens ruined the chance for effective climate action ignores the fact that Kevin Rudd's climate scheme was terrible policy.