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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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Byrne returns to intelligence committee

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 20162 Comments

In a fillip for parliamentary oversight of security, the most experienced member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will remain, upping the pressure for further reform of the oversight system.

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 201616 Comments

Supporters of liberal economics need to muscle up to populists, but the Right is too confused and divided to strike back against economic nationalists and interventionists.

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Bernard KeaneAug 24, 20169 Comments

New data on the performance of our superannuation funds yet again demonstrates how blinkered the Liberal Party is about industry super.

Essential: No to plebiscite case funding - and no to foreign investment

Essential: No to plebiscite case funding - and no to foreign investment

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20162 Comments

Voters are strongly opposed to funding the yes and no campaigns for Malcolm Turnbull's same sex marriage plebiscite -- and strongly opposed to foreign investment as well, this week's Essential Report shows.

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20164 Comments

A new report on inequality gets to grips with many issues undermining equality and economic growth. Gender and the way our workforce is changing is part of the story.

Dear Scott, coal's a dud investment

Dear Scott, coal's a dud investment

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20164 Comments

Scott Morrison says industry super doesn't invest in coal mining for ideological, not performance, reasons. As it happens, coal mining has performed terribly - and industry super performs well.

Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20164 Comments

Rather than accept that banning online gambling doesn't work and makes problem gambling worse, the government is determined to impose a nanny state solution.

Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

Our productivity record sucks -- except compared to everyone else's

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20164 Comments

Wonder why we don't hear much about productivity any more? It's because Australia has been outperforming Western economies, especially on labour productivity.

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Turnbull offers the right diagnosis of populism, but has no treatment

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 201618 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is playing out the Julia Gillard years, but in the face of a surge of economic populism.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 20165 Comments

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

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