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Bernard Keane

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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Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 20175 Comments

A leading group fighting marriage equality has endorsed a US hate group that campaigns to criminalise homosexuality.

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201714 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has been badly let down by Barnaby Joyce -- but his handling of the citizenship crisis made it even worse.

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under -- and it's a big one

Bernard KeaneAug 14, 201752 Comments

Section 44 of the constitution has its teeth around another MP. This time, it's Barnaby Joyce in its death grip.

Double standard: white men can't be terrorists

Double standard: white men can't be terrorists

Bernard KeaneAug 14, 201715 Comments

The media continues to be unable to use the t-word when the terrorist is white.

'Think of the kids' homophobes silent on church child abuse

'Think of the kids' homophobes silent on church child abuse

Bernard KeaneAug 11, 20179 Comments

While peddling the smear that same-sex parenting harms kids, anti-marriage equality advocates stay silent on child abuse by churches.

Turnbull's eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten ... not so much.

Turnbull's eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten ... not so much.

Bernard KeaneAug 11, 201711 Comments

The Prime Minister was keen to get away from discussing marriage equality this week and portray Bill Shorten as a crook. Shorten had other ideas.

Feeding time at the One Nation zoo

Feeding time at the One Nation zoo

Bernard KeaneAug 10, 201713 Comments

One Nation calls a media conference to not discuss what it called the media conference to discuss, and a feeding frenzy ensues.

How auditors get the goods on bureaucrats

How auditors get the goods on bureaucrats

Bernard KeaneAug 10, 2017

The ANAO and the committee that oversees it is sick of reporting the same failings over and over -- so they're challenging bureaucrats.

If you support human rights, should you boycott the junk mail plebiscite?

If you support human rights, should you boycott the junk mail plebiscite?

Bernard KeaneAug 10, 201768 Comments

Should you participate in the government's marriage equality survey? Not if you believe human rights are innate, rather than a present to be handed out by society.

Fire up the homophobic abuse -- the junk mail plebiscite is now on

Fire up the homophobic abuse -- the junk mail plebiscite is now on

Bernard KeaneAug 9, 201728 Comments

The Senate has knocked off the government's renewed effort to pass a marriage equality plebiscite already, opening the way to a damaging and painful debate that will smear same-sex couples.