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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.

Nine Chairman Peter Costello and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (Images: AAP)

Tip of the Day: Joyce and Costello's unity ticket pushes for open borders, not an open nation

Nine and Qantas have teamed up to take on border closures... or at least, some border closures.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Australia — a banana republic in the grip of crony capitalism

When political and business leaders are in bed together things are rosy for both. But the pickings are slim if you're not a mate.

(Image: AAP/Dave Hunt)

The inconvenient facts about small business

Backbone of the country? Engine room of the economy? Small business isn't all it's cracked up to be, says heretic Saul Eslake.

Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew Liveris and Scott Morrison (Images: APP)

The party of the free market is killing investment

Morrison's climate-change-denying government has proved embarrassingly bad at managing the economy.

Database hysteria exposes the deep hypocrisy of compliant outlets

The Australian media demands we be frightened by Chinese firms doing exactly what Western spy agencies have been doing for years.

(Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Tip of the Day: Mates not markets — the Liberals are addicted to private sector intervention

So once again, the party of the free market decides the market could use a little prod in the direction they'd prefer.

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Australia needs so many more workers in aged care. But where will they come from?

Minimum staffing levels is an issue that's been around for nearly a quarter of a century. We're not much closer to a solution.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

It's not just China — everyone plays in the world of open-source intelligence

Before we clutch our pearls about the Chinese, remember we've been doing all that and worse for a long time.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Security, sovereignty and the sweet smell of petrol

Australia doesn't have a fuel security problem, but there will be few voices raised in objection to some old-fashioned protectionism about petrol supplies.

Barnaby Joyce and Michael McCormack (Images: AAP/Lukas Coch, AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Nationals are unfit for office, any office, any time

By attempting to pull down one of Australia's most successful governments in the middle of a crisis, the NSW Nationals have again demonstrated that their party has no concern for the national interest.

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