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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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Euthanasia is the next issue that deserves a plebiscite

November 17, 2017 22 Comments

With politicians in different states standing in the way of the community's will on euthanasia, it's time for a plebiscite to resolve the matter.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

November 17, 2017 4 Comments

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.

Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

November 17, 2017 4 Comments

The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.

Marriage equality advocates owe dead-enders precisely nothing

November 16, 2017 43 Comments

After a cynical plebiscite filled with smears of LGBTI Australians, Yes advocates owe nothing to their opponents.

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

November 16, 2017 1 Comment

Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

November 15, 2017 5 Comments

Wages growth -- long forecast to lift this financial year -- remains stuck at 2%, giving the lie to Treasury and RBA forecasts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Game over, Abbott. Now resign.

November 15, 2017 43 Comments

Tony Abbott's legendary capacity for negative campaigning was a total failure in the marriage equality postal survey. Without that, he's got nothing.

Yes vote is an ugly win for Turnbull, but it’s still a win

November 15, 2017 32 Comments

The Yes vote is a victory for the troubled leadership of Malcolm Turnbull, and may finally give him a legacy to leave behind.

When will wages start growing again, if ever?

November 15, 2017 4 Comments

Are workers going to start seeing decent wage rises any time soon? We asked some economists and sector representatives -- and their views are very mixed.

Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

November 14, 2017 3 Comments

Are shareholders and ticket clippers a weight on effective investment in the economy? The Reserve Bank seems to think so.