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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.

Attack on the ABC blows up in the face of Liberals, media companies

Attack on the ABC blows up in the face of Liberals, media companies

A joint attack on the ABC by the Liberals, One Nation and the commercial media sector has fallen apart due to lack of actual evidence.

Nouveau right

Nouveau right

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the new French right, birds versus drones, who ya gonna call? Trust-busters! And how many anti-depressants are we taking?

All perspiration, little inspiration in ACCC's take on journalism

All perspiration, little inspiration in ACCC's take on journalism

The competition regulator has started from first principles to consider journalism, its social benefits and threats to its business model. But it doesn't get very far with solutions.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Why are the Nationals so afraid of a federal ICAC? Is it because of their long history of maladministration and rorting grants?

Why old media is upset over ACCC action on digital privacy

Why old media is upset over ACCC action on digital privacy

The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

'Rate cut looms'? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

'Rate cut looms'? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.