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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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More mass surveillance won’t make Brits (or Aussies) any safer

More mass surveillance won’t make Brits (or Aussies) any safer

Bernard KeaneJun 6, 201720 Comments

Islamist terrorists are almost inevitably known to security agencies before they act, but politicians insist ever more mass surveillance is the answer.

Talk about recession can become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Talk about recession can become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Bernard KeaneJun 5, 20174 Comments

The problem with using the r-word, is that it can spook consumers, who are already closing their wallets because of stagnant wages.

Theresa May's call to 'regulate the internet' is a fantasy world of insecure security

Theresa May's call to 'regulate the internet' is a fantasy world of insecure security

Bernard KeaneJun 5, 201718 Comments

Predictable calls for access to encrypted communications make us less safe, and are a cover for the security failures of authorities.

Turnbull sweats as temperature rises on climate policy

Turnbull sweats as temperature rises on climate policy

Bernard KeaneJun 2, 201726 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull was always going to have to deal with climate change and denialists within his ranks. But Donald Trump has started that a little earlier than expected.

The real reason Abbott, News Corp nut jobs attack ASIO’s approach to Muslim extremism

The real reason Abbott, News Corp nut jobs attack ASIO’s approach to Muslim extremism

Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201728 Comments

The essentialist view of terrorism peddled by Tony Abbott is self-serving, both because it is aimed at undermining Malcolm Turnbull, and because it helps perpetuate the War on Terror.

Depressing news for the nanny state -- alcohol consumption falls again

Depressing news for the nanny state -- alcohol consumption falls again

Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201714 Comments

As nanny statists look to demonise the "alcohol epidemic" in ever more dramatic terms, yet more evidence has emerged that Australians drink responsibly.

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 31, 20173 Comments

The first instinct of Australia's biggest businesses isn't to innovate but to go to Canberra to demand help, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The Australian Financial Review is offensively wrong on indigenous Australians

The Australian Financial Review is offensively wrong on indigenous Australians

Bernard KeaneMay 31, 201714 Comments

The Australian Financial review has illustrated just how ignorant white Australians are about the real state of indigenous outcomes.

Terra nullius lie recycled by Uluru statement opponents

Terra nullius lie recycled by Uluru statement opponents

Bernard KeaneMay 30, 201720 Comments

To argue that indigenous Australians have no special place in Australia, as opponents of the Uluru Statement have, simply recycles a racist lie.

If we can't rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

If we can't rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

Bernard KeaneMay 29, 201728 Comments

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

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