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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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Finally a win for government on middle-class welfare

Finally a win for government on middle-class welfare

Bernard KeaneFeb 8, 201710 Comments

After three years of trying to curb middle class welfare, the Coalition finally looks like it will have a win. It's time for Labor to stop taking revenge on the government and back cuts to Family Tax Benefits.

Is Bernardi right about the Liberals?

Bernard KeaneFeb 7, 201715 Comments

While unable or unwilling to clearly articulate his reasons for defecting from the Liberals, Cory Bernardi identified the gap between the Liberal Party's professed values and its current policies.

Knowing your Cory from your Angry: a guide to Australia's far right

Knowing your Cory from your Angry: a guide to Australia's far right

Bernard KeaneFeb 7, 201714 Comments

If you can't make sense of an increasingly crowded field of far-right politicians, we're here to help with a guide to who's who in the reactionary zoo.

Hanson continues her war on Australian women

Hanson continues her war on Australian women

Bernard KeaneFeb 6, 20177 Comments

Having demonised Australia's family law system for driving men to murder women, Pauline Hanson wants to replace it with a system that will entrench economic discrimination against women.

Feral Bernardi makes Turnbull's rotten 2017 a lot worse

Feral Bernardi makes Turnbull's rotten 2017 a lot worse

Bernard KeaneFeb 6, 201718 Comments

A Cory Bernardi defection couldn't come at a worse time for Malcolm Turnbull, who has had a rough start to 2017. But it wouldn't necessarily be all bad.

Trump-l'oeil: White House blow-up hides rotten week for Turnbull

Trump-l'oeil: White House blow-up hides rotten week for Turnbull

Bernard KeaneFeb 3, 20177 Comments

A startling failure to some basic preparation was behind two bungles from Malcolm Turnbull this week, overshadowed by the Trump debacle.

Hard lessons for Turnbull: Trump doesn't do diplomacy

Hard lessons for Turnbull: Trump doesn't do diplomacy

Bernard KeaneFeb 3, 201724 Comments

Unlike other leaders, Malcolm Turnbull thought a diplomatic approach to Donald Trump would get results. Wrong.

Turnbull's refugee deal (and what's left of his authority) collapses following Trump call

Bernard KeaneFeb 2, 201713 Comments

In an unprecedented low in US-Australian relations, Donald Trump has humiliated Malcolm Turnbull via leaked details of an abusive phone call between the men and a tweeted abandonment of any refugee resettlement deal.

Turnbull's vision for 2018: basically 2016, with a dash of 2008

Bernard KeaneFeb 2, 20179 Comments

Instead of seizing the initiative at the start of the political year, Malcolm Turnbull reheated his attack lines and policies from 2016, with a nod to Kevin Rudd along the way.

Labor also rolling in finance industry dough

Labor also rolling in finance industry dough

Bernard KeaneFeb 2, 2017

The big business sectors lifted their donation game in 2015-16 -- but we still know little about where a lot of political money is coming from.

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