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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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ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20171 Comment

The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

They've got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

They've got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201715 Comments

If MPs and senators can't even fill out the straightforward nomination form to stand for election, which specifically tells them to check that they're eligible, how can they run a government?

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201714 Comments

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 201716 Comments

Doomsday predictions about the imminent bursting of the property bubble have become a media cliché despite the evidence.

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20176 Comments

Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201711 Comments

How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.

It's not too late to cut Joyce and Nash adrift

It's not too late to cut Joyce and Nash adrift

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201721 Comments

While ostentatiously peddling conspiracy theories about New Zealand and Barnaby Joyce this week, the government knew Fiona Nash may have been similarly ineligible to sit in Parliament.

There's nothing beneath that burqa

There's nothing beneath that burqa

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201731 Comments

What was beneath Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt? Nothing. There's no deeper meaning than a publicity-seeking bigoted stunt.

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, 20179 Comments

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, 201738 Comments

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