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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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Protectionism provided few jobs and made life tougher for working families

Protectionism provided few jobs and made life tougher for working families

Bernard KeaneDec 19, 201632 Comments

Despite the nostalgic longings of protectionists, closing off the Australian economy just meant everything was more expensive without any benefit for employment.

Shifting political faultlines make life harder for Turnbull

Shifting political faultlines make life harder for Turnbull

Bernard KeaneDec 15, 201621 Comments

Shifts in economics and role-reversals mean our major parties are in very different positions to where they were five years ago.

Aged-care services try to keep up as Australia turns grey

Aged-care services try to keep up as Australia turns grey

Bernard KeaneDec 13, 20166 Comments

Reforms to keep Australians out of residential aged care as long as possible appear to be working, with new data showing home care services growing rapidly.

Private health insurance crisis? Don't bet your life on it

Private health insurance crisis? Don't bet your life on it

Bernard KeaneDec 12, 20164 Comments

The claims that the private health insurance industry is in crisis would look more plausible if the industry wasn't making big profits and hadn't cried wolf about previous "threats".

The birth of modernity

The birth of modernity

Bernard KeaneDec 9, 201623 Comments

Nearly five hundred years ago, a German theologian published a paper on an obscure doctrinal point. It started a cascade of ideas that fundamentally shaped the modern world.

Negative growth should be a one-off -- so we hope

Bernard KeaneDec 8, 201612 Comments

Given the government's performance, a real economic downturn would be beyond its capacities to handle. Let's hope the September quarter GDP result is a one-off.

Well, that didn't take long: Frydenberg flips on climate review

Well, that didn't take long: Frydenberg flips on climate review

Bernard KeaneDec 7, 201628 Comments

What climate review? Josh Frydenberg denies that he said what he said yesterday.

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Bernard KeaneDec 6, 201643 Comments

The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.

Essential: violence and abuse on the rise, Brandis the worst minister

Essential: violence and abuse on the rise, Brandis the worst minister

Bernard KeaneDec 6, 20167 Comments

Who are the best and worst ministers? And is violence due to racism and religious intolerance rising or falling? Essential Report has the answers.

Stop kidding yourselves we'll take any climate action

Stop kidding yourselves we'll take any climate action

Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201612 Comments

The government has ratified the Paris Agreement -- but still has no policies for how to achieve the targets it has signed up to, and the review announced today is unlikely to change that.

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