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Bernard Keane

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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And the Wankley goes to ...The Courier-Mail's Club Manus coverage

And the Wankley goes to ...The Courier-Mail's Club Manus coverage

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 2017

Manus Island detainees are "frolicking" on "idyllic islands", according to this week's Crikey Wankley award winner.

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20176 Comments

Like clockwork, the Turnbull government keeps making bad decisions that only result in humiliation.

Congratulations Australia -- your wages still aren't growing

Congratulations Australia -- your wages still aren't growing

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 20171 Comment

Australians' wages continued to stagnate in the June quarter, with none of the growth promised by the government and economists yet showing up.

Punch-drunk government now flailing at foes, real and imagined

Punch-drunk government now flailing at foes, real and imagined

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201731 Comments

Yesterday was a rare day in politics when collective common sense goes out the window and chaos takes over.

Collusion with a foreign political party? The Coalition's all over it.

Collusion with a foreign political party? The Coalition's all over it.

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 20173 Comments

When it comes to "collusion" with foreign political parties, the Coalition has done very well indeed.

One Nation deal the greatest attack on ABC independence in decades

One Nation deal the greatest attack on ABC independence in decades

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201724 Comments

The Coalition-One Nation proposals to overhaul the ABC Act represent the greatest assault on the broadcaster's independence in a generation.

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201748 Comments

The government has gone over the top in attacking Bill Shorten and New Zealand Labour for the Barnaby Joyce fiasco.

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 20175 Comments

A leading group fighting marriage equality has endorsed a US hate group that campaigns to criminalise homosexuality.

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201713 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has been badly let down by Barnaby Joyce -- but his handling of the citizenship crisis made it even worse.

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Bernard KeaneAug 14, 201752 Comments

Section 44 of the constitution has its teeth around another MP. This time, it's Barnaby Joyce in its death grip.