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.


Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

February 22, 2018 4

East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.

Barnaby, the Nationals’ Id, keeps his story going

February 22, 2018 31

Barnaby Joyce is now the one keeping the Barnaby Joyce story going, destroying any effort to move on from it.

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

February 21, 2018

RBA governor Philip Lowe still insists growth will appear but it will take a long time.

The Fin demands the silencing of dissent on company tax

February 21, 2018 21

The ABC has not uttered a single word in defence of one of its most senior journalists but the AFR has plenty to say.

Lost in the supermarket: ABC’s new editorial shocker

February 20, 2018 43

Fact checking is much more fun when you check what you think politicians may have meant, not what they actually said. Just ask the ABC.

Joyce’s stench now clings to Turnbull

February 19, 2018 24

Malcolm Turnbull's constant backflips on Barnaby Joyce reflect the torment of having to govern with a man of massive ego and minimal ability.

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

February 19, 2018 8

The chance to influence the Nationals' policies can be yours for just a few thousand dollars, and you don't have to declare it. But don't count on meeting Barnaby.

Amid denialism on company tax cuts, the ABC lets us all down

February 19, 2018 40

At a time when commercial media outlets like the Financial Review are misleading Australians about company tax cuts, the ABC's censorship of Emma Alberici further undermines trust in our media.

States, Joyce in the frame for Murray-Darling collapse

February 19, 2018 5

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is falling apart as states back out, but were they doing much to begin with?

Open war erupts between Turnbull and Joyce

February 16, 2018 58

Canberra has been left stunned by Barnaby Joyce's unprecedented savaging of his own Prime Minister, which leaves the Coalition, and this government, in tatters.