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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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Reform package will deliver Murdoch massive control

Reform package will deliver Murdoch massive control

Bernard KeaneMay 8, 20178 Comments

By delivering a free-to-air network to Rupert Murdoch, the government media reforms will afford News Corp unique power to impose its own agenda.

As Turnbull truckles to Trump, trade tumbles

As Turnbull truckles to Trump, trade tumbles

Bernard KeaneMay 8, 20176 Comments

Donald Trump need have no concerns about Australia on trade -- we long ago sacrificed our economic interests to our imperial overlord.

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201713 Comments

The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.

Abbott takes on Western civilisation, loses

Bernard KeaneMay 4, 201726 Comments

If Tony Abbott and the free speech crowd really believe free speech is the primary human right, then let's see them do something serious to protect it.

Turnbull clearing the decks for a network to nowhere

Turnbull clearing the decks for a network to nowhere

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20176 Comments

With higher education cuts hidden by school funding, the government is preparing the way to ensure the focus next Tuesday night is where it wants to be -- spending money.

How the Oz would report George Christensen's medical tourism if he were left-wing

How the Oz would report George Christensen's medical tourism if he were left-wing

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 201710 Comments

So, a true blue, fair dinkum Aussie pollie, shaped by Western civilisation and Judeo-Christian principles, has run off to a Muslim country for weight-loss surgery? And yet the dogs of (culture) war are nowhere heard.

Doin' the Gonski -- a history of the Liberals' school funding dance

Doin' the Gonski -- a history of the Liberals' school funding dance

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20171 Comment

Over the last five years, the Liberals have engaged in a one-person game of Twister on schools funding. Yesterday was their latest, and they hope last, position.

Conski no more -- Gonski returns to help Turnbull end 'funding wars'

Conski no more -- Gonski returns to help Turnbull end 'funding wars'

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20177 Comments

In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.

Earning, learning, living -- young Australians cop it from this government

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 201717 Comments

No matter what they do, young Australians are targeted by this government, which knows it can attack them with impunity in next week's federal budget.

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20176 Comments

The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.

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