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.


Reserve Bank head spoils the tax cut narrative at neoliberal frolic

March 7, 2018 19

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has spoilt the corporate tax cut argument by pointing to surging investment and ignoring the whole issue of tax.

Trade detracts from December economic growth result

March 7, 2018

A poor trade performance in the December quarter dragged down economic growth, the latest national accounts show.

How can News Corp point the finger at Tingle?

March 7, 2018 16

If a journalist has a conflict of interest when they have contractual links with key participants in public debate, where does that leave News Corp?

Think we’re better than Trump on protectionism? Think again.

March 6, 2018 16

We're little better than Donald Trump when it comes to protecting our steel industry. And we're paying for the stupidity.

Xenophon in political limbo along with a major chunk of SA voters

March 6, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST isn't a minor party -- but it's virtually impossible for it to be a major one either. Which is bad news for the voters it will attract.

How the rich weaponised NIMBYism to wage class war

March 5, 2018 29

A new report illustrates how effectively middle and high-income earners have used the tax system and NIMBYism to drive low-income earners out of housing ownership

Ken Henry is wrong. It’s not about corporations being nicer.

March 5, 2018 15

Relying on business to be nice to the community won't solve the problems of neoliberalism: the power imbalance that has favoured business over consumers and workers needs to be fixed.

Another Huawei charm offensive, this time in the Financial Review

March 2, 2018 3

Chinese ICT manufacturer Huawei has launched yet another charm offensive, this time aimed at AFR readers, about why it should be allowed into the backbone of global communications.

Trump launches tariff war — and Turnbull may be a victim

March 2, 2018 14

Donald Trump's announcement of punitive tariffs on steel imports will hurt American businesses and consumers -- and maybe Australian workers and Malcolm Turnbull as well.

Character comes to the fore but not in the way the government hoped

March 2, 2018 38

The government decided to make Bill Shorten's "character" its target this week. Not unexpectedly, it blew up in its face.