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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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Government gets off the omnibus and onto good policy

Government gets off the omnibus and onto good policy

Bernard KeaneMar 23, 20171 Comment

It may not be much, but the government will get a deserved legislative win on its childcare package, funded by Family Tax Benefit cuts.

What 18C is, and isn't, about (and it's not free speech)

What 18C is, and isn't, about (and it's not free speech)

Bernard KeaneMar 21, 201732 Comments

Section 18C is a problematic section of the Racial Discrimination Act -- but changing it has little to do with free speech and everything to do with the sense of grievance of powerful white people.

CEOs splash in the shallow pool of Australian free speech

CEOs splash in the shallow pool of Australian free speech

Bernard KeaneMar 20, 201718 Comments

Australians are poor at respecting the right of their opponents to free speech -- on all sides.

Do pearl-clutching journalists understand what the law really is?

Do pearl-clutching journalists understand what the law really is?

Bernard KeaneMar 17, 201732 Comments

The reaction of journalists to innocuous comments by the new ACTU secretary reflect a poor understanding of what the law actually is.

Turnbull lifts his game on gas -- as a key reform era ends

Turnbull lifts his game on gas -- as a key reform era ends

Bernard KeaneMar 16, 201735 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull put some old skills to good use yesterday - but his Snowy Hydro proposal will never happen.

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

Bernard KeaneMar 15, 201743 Comments

We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.

They're at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

They're at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

Bernard KeaneMar 15, 20178 Comments

Unbowed by the census debacle, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is still threatening to prosecute people who don't hand over private information.

Liberals in crisis: debt and falling donations hurt campaigns

Liberals in crisis: debt and falling donations hurt campaigns

Bernard Keane and Josh TaylorMar 14, 20172 Comments

The Liberal Party's financial fortunes have slumped as falling donations bite into the party's capacity to fight federal and state elections, Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Super for housing: the latest example of our war on the young

Super for housing: the latest example of our war on the young

Bernard KeaneMar 14, 201728 Comments

Allowing access to super to improve housing affordability is bad policy that takes away the one good thing we're doing for younger Australians to hand yet another win to older Australians.

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

Bernard KeaneMar 13, 201715 Comments

The WA election campaign illustrates the problem of linking yourself to Pauline Hanson -- she'll suck the oxygen out of your ability to deliver a message.

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