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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.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

It's not just China — everyone plays in the world of open-source intelligence

Before we clutch our pearls about the Chinese, remember we've been doing all that and worse for a long time.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Security, sovereignty and the sweet smell of petrol

Australia doesn't have a fuel security problem, but there will be few voices raised in objection to some old-fashioned protectionism about petrol supplies.

Barnaby Joyce and Michael McCormack (Images: AAP/Lukas Coch, AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Nationals are unfit for office, any office, any time

By attempting to pull down one of Australia's most successful governments in the middle of a crisis, the NSW Nationals have again demonstrated that their party has no concern for the national interest.

Growing confidence and falling personal debt could provide strong platform for recovery

Australians appear surprisingly upbeat about the economy and are willing to make long-term commitments, potentially providing a good platform for recovery.

(Image: AP/Matt Rourke)

Abhorrent video the latest failure to clean up a toxic internet

Stopping malicious online actors posting disturbing content is much harder than just shutting down a site.

Pauline Hanson puts real junk in junk mail, but is that a reason to block her?

Do political parties have a right to send offensive material through the post? And does anyone else have the right to stop them?

ABC chair Ita Buttrose and managing director David Anderson (Image: ABC)

Inside the five-year plan: tick the box called 'trust' and hope that passes as public interest journalism

The ABC's vision for the future of news is one drawn from journalism academics obsessed with rebuilding trust — not fixing the glaring weaknesses of the national broadcaster.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

Engagement no more: China a huge risk for Australian firms and their workers now

Is China targeting Australian journalists only — or all Australians? It's hard to know but it's clear Australians face real risks going there.

ABC News channel presenter Joe O'Brien (Image: ABC)

For the national broadcaster, cut to the core is both a reality and an aspiration

The crisis in media in Australia leaves the ABC in an invidious position of being asked to make up for gaps in commercial services when its funding is being reduced.

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Lockdown sceptics miss the point. There's no sustainable recovery without certainty

The message from central banks is clear — there will be no recovery without people feeling safe about COVID-19, regardless of what governments do on lockdowns.

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