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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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Plenty of blame to go round for gas 'crisis'

Plenty of blame to go round for gas 'crisis'

Bernard KeaneMar 9, 201728 Comments

The "crisis" in gas supply has been a long time coming and the Coalition's war on climate policy has made it worse.

Latest WikiLeaks release shows how security agencies harm us

Latest WikiLeaks release shows how security agencies harm us

Bernard KeaneMar 8, 20179 Comments

WikiLeaks has unveiled a vast trove of documents that illustrate how security agencies have attacked the operating systems of our mobile devices in order to spy on us.

Liberals' problems won't vanish with new leader

Liberals' problems won't vanish with new leader

Bernard KeaneMar 7, 201718 Comments

Whether it's Turnbull, Abbott or Dutton leading them, the Liberals need to get to grips with their inability to deal with two key policy issues.

What have the elites ever done for us?

What have the elites ever done for us?

Bernard KeaneMar 6, 201753 Comments

Our policymaking elite hasn't performed that badly on the big issues for Australian voters -- but they're demonised anyway. Mostly because they themselves do the demonising.

Anti-vax Hanson still offshoring her conspiracy theories

Anti-vax Hanson still offshoring her conspiracy theories

Bernard KeaneMar 6, 201710 Comments

Pauline Hanson sources her conspiracy theories from Donald Trump, and sadly has embraced anti-vaccination, which is a conspiracy theory with a body count.

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 201734 Comments

After another wretched week for the Turnbull government, it's becoming clear its chaos and dysfunction cannot last.

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 20174 Comments

Determining whether cuts to penalty rates will have any benefits beyond business bottom lines will be difficult, but there are some data available.

What exactly is the government's position on penalty rates?

What exactly is the government's position on penalty rates?

Bernard KeaneMar 2, 201710 Comments

Holding multiple positions on penalty rates is only the latest example of how the Prime Minister's Office is not doing its job.

Did Brandis breach his own 'journalist information warrant' law?

Did Brandis breach his own 'journalist information warrant' law?

Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20176 Comments

Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?

Total Recall: Brandis puts the English language to the rack again

Total Recall: Brandis puts the English language to the rack again

Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20177 Comments

George Brandis' latest bungle is relatively minor, but provided hours of gleeful torture of the English language at Senate Estimates.

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