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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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Anti-vax Hanson still offshoring her conspiracy theories

Anti-vax Hanson still offshoring her conspiracy theories

Bernard KeaneMar 6, 201710 Comments

Pauline Hanson sources her conspiracy theories from Donald Trump, and sadly has embraced anti-vaccination, which is a conspiracy theory with a body count.

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 201734 Comments

After another wretched week for the Turnbull government, it's becoming clear its chaos and dysfunction cannot last.

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 20174 Comments

Determining whether cuts to penalty rates will have any benefits beyond business bottom lines will be difficult, but there are some data available.

What exactly is the government's position on penalty rates?

What exactly is the government's position on penalty rates?

Bernard KeaneMar 2, 201710 Comments

Holding multiple positions on penalty rates is only the latest example of how the Prime Minister's Office is not doing its job.

Did Brandis breach his own 'journalist information warrant' law?

Did Brandis breach his own 'journalist information warrant' law?

Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20176 Comments

Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?

Total Recall: Brandis puts the English language to the rack again

Total Recall: Brandis puts the English language to the rack again

Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20177 Comments

George Brandis' latest bungle is relatively minor, but provided hours of gleeful torture of the English language at Senate Estimates.

Who will embrace the reeking polecat of penalty rate cuts?

Who will embrace the reeking polecat of penalty rate cuts?

Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 20177 Comments

Many Coalition MPs used to enthusiastically support penalty rate cuts. Now, somehow, they're the work of Bill Shorten.

Australia, 2017: bureaucrats who see citizens as enemies

Australia, 2017: bureaucrats who see citizens as enemies

Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 201719 Comments

The use of a citizen's personal information by a vengeful public service department, in cooperation with the media, is a new low for a government seemingly committed to collecting and exploiting our data.

Turnbull's lurch to the right hasn't worked

Turnbull's lurch to the right hasn't worked

Bernard KeaneFeb 27, 201724 Comments

The Coalition is facing a Tea Party moment as an extremist fringe drags it to the right when Malcolm Turnbull needs to lead from the centre.

Trump’s ideological roots can be traced back to well before Hitler, to 18th-century France

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20177 Comments

Donald Trump isn't the end of the Enlightenment. But he draws his strength from some of the same turmoil that accompanied the eruption of rational, democratic thought in the 18th century.

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