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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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Mike Baird's secret privatisation strategy

Mike Baird's secret privatisation strategy

Bernard KeaneJan 19, 201711 Comments

The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition.

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Bernard KeaneJan 16, 201713 Comments

The 457 visa system is rorted and plagued with scandals but it also benefits an economy undergoing significant change.

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

Bernard KeaneJan 11, 201712 Comments

The next fight over superannuation will be over the awards system and the way workers are put into a super fund by default. The big banks want in.

Sorry, 'fake news' isn't information you don't like

Sorry, 'fake news' isn't information you don't like

Bernard KeaneDec 23, 20166 Comments

The concept of "fake news" distracts from the more serious challenge of quality journalism at time when there are fewer journalists, editors and producers to provide it.

Year in review: denialism and demonisation in an anus horribilis

Year in review: denialism and demonisation in an anus horribilis

Bernard KeaneDec 23, 201627 Comments

Relying on demonisation and denialism to achieve power comes with a terrible price -- as 2016 showed across the West.

You can run, Cory, but you can't hide from electoral reality

You can run, Cory, but you can't hide from electoral reality

Bernard KeaneDec 22, 201610 Comments

Cory Bernardi's fantasy of forming a new conservative political party faces a grim electoral reality that it's an already highly contested market.

The 2016 Crikeys: best and worst of politics

The 2016 Crikeys: best and worst of politics

Bernard KeaneDec 22, 20169 Comments

After a rotten year in politics, does anyone deserve acknowledgement for their efforts? Here are the 2016 Crikey awards for politics.

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

Bernard KeaneDec 21, 2016

State-based polling shows Labor performing strongly in the eastern states, and One Nation and NXT well placed in Queensland and South Australia.

Bizarre nanny state codeine policy an excruciating headache for taxpayers

Bizarre nanny state codeine policy an excruciating headache for taxpayers

Bernard KeaneDec 21, 201625 Comments

The decision to ban consumers from managing pain with codeine will cost taxpayers, and is based on some bizarre assumptions.

Keane: more like MYEFOMG

Keane: more like MYEFOMG

Bernard KeaneDec 20, 20168 Comments

After years of deficit spending and record low interest rates, the Coalition still can't get the economy out of second gear.

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