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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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Turnbull blinks on super, but gets a good outcome

Turnbull blinks on super, but gets a good outcome

Bernard KeaneSep 15, 201610 Comments

It's ugly, and involves a broken promise and a cave-in, but Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison have finally delivered on the economic reform they promised.

Charity really does begin at home, Pauline

Charity really does begin at home, Pauline

Bernard KeaneSep 15, 20168 Comments

Pauline Hanson wants immigration halted so we can look after the sick and the old. Except immigrants look after the sick and the old ...

A timeline of the Immigration fuckups that brought us Nauru -- and brought Transfield millions

A timeline of the Immigration fuckups that brought us Nauru -- and brought Transfield millions

Bernard KeaneSep 14, 20166 Comments

In setting up offshore processing centres, the Department of Immigration broke virtually every rule in public service procurement -- with Transfield always emerging the winner

Maiden Malcolm Roberts runs with anti-Semitic myths

Maiden Malcolm Roberts runs with anti-Semitic myths

Bernard KeaneSep 14, 201613 Comments

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts peddled some of the core myths of anti-Semitism in his first speech to the Senate.

Nauru, Manus contracts an off-the-charts bureaucratic bungle

Nauru, Manus contracts an off-the-charts bureaucratic bungle

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 20165 Comments

The Australian National Audit Office has slammed the way successive governments established the Manus Island and Nauru detention facilities, finding major problems in the way the Department of Immigration tendered for them.

Women in tech face bias, harassment, new survey confirms

Women in tech face bias, harassment, new survey confirms

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 20162 Comments

A new survey shows the extent of harassment and ill-treatment of women in the tech sector, which is struggling to retain female employees.

The government has no agenda, but Bernardi and friends do

The government has no agenda, but Bernardi and friends do

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 201615 Comments

The impression is that Malcolm Turnbull lacks an agenda and is bossed around by the right of his party. The last 24 hours has done nothing to dispel that.

Essential: ban donations, un-ban offensive speech

Essential: ban donations, un-ban offensive speech

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 20164 Comments

In today's Essential Report, voters want political donations confined to themselves, and the Prime Minister records his lowest ever approval rating.

Failed attempt to oust Clover pushes us closer to populism

Failed attempt to oust Clover pushes us closer to populism

Bernard KeaneSep 12, 201617 Comments

The failure of the latest attempt to dislodge Clover Moore from the City of Sydney mayoralty illustrates how big business is driving resentment against itself.

Would you like some hypocrisy with that donations reform?

Would you like some hypocrisy with that donations reform?

Bernard KeaneSep 12, 20165 Comments

If parties are serious about improving political donations disclosure, there are some cost-free options for them. But one side brings extraordinary hypocrisy to the whole debate.

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