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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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How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 20165 Comments

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

Offshore processing is falling apart before our eyes

Offshore processing is falling apart before our eyes

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201622 Comments

The government's failure to effectively pursue regional resettlement, and its wilful neglect of refugees on Nauru, has left offshore processing on the point of collapse.

Labor should be totally disruptive -- here's the theory that explains why

Labor should be totally disruptive -- here's the theory that explains why

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 201623 Comments

Should Labor adopt bipartisanship now that the Coalition needs it? It shouldn't -- not for revenge, but game theory shows it will serve the national interest to "defect".

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 20165 Comments

In allowing security agencies to dictate major economic decisions, we've handed yet more power to agencies that avoid scrutiny and attract deferential media coverage.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201617 Comments

Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.

Essential: more support for banking royal commission, census stuffed

Essential: more support for banking royal commission, census stuffed

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 20162 Comments

The 2016 census is looking badly flawed as millions of Australians have yet to fill it out and many refuse to provide their names, Essential Report shows.

Neoliberalism now the straw man target of a raging left

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201626 Comments

"Neoliberalism" has now morphed into a vague concept loaded with everything the left dislikes about market economics.

Abbott ready for his Ruddy comeback (and he's still fighting the culture wars)

Abbott ready for his Ruddy comeback (and he's still fighting the culture wars)

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201629 Comments

Tony Abbott has offered a glimpse of what a second Abbott Prime Ministership would look like -- and it would be much like the first one.

Amending 18C is pointless -- bigots already speak freely

Amending 18C is pointless -- bigots already speak freely

Bernard KeaneAug 12, 201615 Comments

The Racial Discrimination Act appears to provide no restraint on the vilification of Muslim communities. Amending it is at best irrelevant, and might operate as a legitimisation of hate speech.

Ausgrid decision that of a cowering country closed for business

Ausgrid decision that of a cowering country closed for business

Bernard KeaneAug 12, 201629 Comments

In banning Chinese bids for the NSW government's Ausgrid privatisation, the government has signalled it has caved in to xenophobia and economic nationalism.

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