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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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I'll watch you again in 25 years: a return to Twin Peaks

I'll watch you again in 25 years: a return to Twin Peaks

Bernard KeaneJun 16, 2017

The new season of Twin Peaks is less about the legendary 1990s series than about David Lynch's body of work, and the dream state he creates on screen.

In Christensen's Soviet Union, coal-fired power burns you!

In Christensen's Soviet Union, coal-fired power burns you!

Bernard KeaneJun 15, 20179 Comments

The only way back for coal-fired power is via government ownership -- and Soviet-style command economics.

Immigration's cruelty and incompetence has a price tag: detainees win $70 million settlement

Immigration's cruelty and incompetence has a price tag: detainees win $70 million settlement

Bernard KeaneJun 14, 201734 Comments

There's a new entry on the Department of Immigration's long list of bungles: it now has to pay $70 million in compensation to Manus Island detainees.

Energy policy now a denialist shitshow

Energy policy now a denialist shitshow

Bernard KeaneJun 14, 201733 Comments

Coming soon, from the people who gave you massive power price rises -- still more increases. Energy policy is being hijacked by climate denialists who feign concern about households but are engaged in a culture war.

Finkel review reveals coal fetishists' struggle with basic maths

Finkel review reveals coal fetishists' struggle with basic maths

Bernard KeaneJun 13, 201725 Comments

The problem for critics of a Clean Energy Target is that if they want coal-fired power, governments will have to pay for it.

George Brandis' encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

George Brandis' encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

Bernard KeaneJun 13, 201710 Comments

George Brandis appears to not even have the most basic understanding of encryption even as he talks about wanting to break it.

No going back on energy, says Finkel Review

No going back on energy, says Finkel Review

Bernard KeaneJun 9, 20176 Comments

As expected, the Finkel electricity market review sees a Clean Energy Target as the best -- and cheapest -- way forward to address Australia's energy problems while moving to zero emissions.

Don't ignore the profound electoral anger about power prices and corporate greed

Don't ignore the profound electoral anger about power prices and corporate greed

Bernard KeaneJun 9, 201724 Comments

Attempts to resolve the energy-climate issue are occurring against the backdrop of growing voter fury about power prices and the wider economy. Business as usual is not an option.

James Comey: former FBI director, whistleblower, hypocrite

James Comey: former FBI director, whistleblower, hypocrite

Bernard KeaneJun 9, 20177 Comments

James Comey's decision to leak against Donald Trump typifies the hypocrisy of the intelligence establishment about official and unofficial leaks.

LET the fight begin -- Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

LET the fight begin -- Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

Bernard KeaneJun 8, 201717 Comments

Tony Abbott's socialist insistence on propping up coal sets him on course for a showdown with the Prime Minister. And it's one Malcolm Turnbull must win.

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