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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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Shorten undertakes major reshuffle of Labor frontbench

Shorten undertakes major reshuffle of Labor frontbench

Bernard KeaneJul 23, 20161 Comment

Labor leader Bill Shorten has undertaken a major reshuffle, with some surprise promotions.

White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

Bernard KeaneJul 22, 201616 Comments

White male perpetrators of violence receive understanding from the media, while Muslims are seen as the very definition of terrorists.

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

Bernard KeaneJul 21, 20164 Comments

The Productivity Commission has slammed a range of Nationals-imposed restrictions on agriculture in a new draft report.

Truth in political advertising: an idea whose time has gone

Bernard KeaneJul 20, 201612 Comments

The arguments for truth in political advertising laws don't stack up -- we're better off leaving it to voters to decide.

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Bernard KeaneJul 20, 201612 Comments

Once Australia had politicians who could effectively argue the benefits of economic reform. Now our leaders lack the smarts.

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 19, 201615 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.

Essential: Senate vote changes a washout, voters back dishlickers

Essential: Senate vote changes a washout, voters back dishlickers

Bernard KeaneJul 19, 20162 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's once unchallenged standing is coming under pressure. His election performance has elevated Bill Shorten.

Back to school: can Turnbull prevent a lurch to the right?

Back to school: can Turnbull prevent a lurch to the right?

Bernard KeaneJul 18, 201617 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull begins his time as an elected Prime Minister with many, including some of his colleagues, convinced he's weak and hostage to the right.

The Chinese surveillance company safeguarding Australian democracy

The Chinese surveillance company safeguarding Australian democracy

Bernard Keane and Asher WolfJul 15, 20166 Comments

A company at the very heart of the China's draconian security regime is helping guard our ballot papers, courtesy of a contract with the Australian Electoral Commission, write Bernard Keane and Asher Wolf.

Abbott's place is on the backbench

Abbott's place is on the backbench

Bernard KeaneJul 15, 201616 Comments

Tony Abbott's ministerial history suggests he is best left on the backbench, not allowed to cause chaos in Cabinet.

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