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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.

Data, recession, Turnbull and a load of old experts

Data, recession, Turnbull and a load of old experts

Malcolm Turnbull has built his entire strategy for the economic crisis on an academic parlour game with zero real-world significance, writes Bernard Keane.

Who knew an energy White Paper was under development?

Who knew an energy White Paper was under development?

Given the Government’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 20% by 2020, the absence of the renewable energy sector from the White Paper process is bizarre, writes Bernard Keane.

Economic slowdown will be music to Turnbull's ears

Economic slowdown will be music to Turnbull's ears

Now, Malcolm Turnbull has a basis for his argument that the Government’s efforts to stimulate the economy aren’t working, writes Bernard Keane.

Note to Turnbull: make your own luck

Note to Turnbull: make your own luck

Turnbull is actually conducting serious consultations with communities, rather than the gimmicks beloved by Rudd, but they are almost entirely beneath the media radar, writes Bernard Keane.

The remarkable remuneration of Suncorp's John Mulcahy

The remarkable remuneration of Suncorp's John Mulcahy

Why is outgoing Suncorp CEO John Mulcahy still on the board of the Future Fund? Asks Bernard Keane.

Buy foreign, buy local, just don't buy Paul Howes

Buy foreign, buy local, just don't buy Paul Howes

Parts of the labour movement, however, have shown a worrying protectionist reflex, writes Bernard Keane.

Penny Wong,

Penny Wong, "High Priestess" of climate change? Yeah right.

Given Penny Wong has diligently crafted an emissions trading scheme that will do virtually nothing to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions to suggest she’s in any way fanatical about the issue is nothing short of ridiculous, writes Bernard Keane.

Time for a high income super tax?

Time for a high income super tax?

Regulation is easier said than done, writes Bernard Keane.

Public service to become a Kevin 24/7 sweatshop

Public service to become a Kevin 24/7 sweatshop

In the Public Service, when management issues a general call for voluntary redundancies, it’s pretty certain large cuts are on the way, writes Bernard Keane.

Left and lefter: Keane v Sparrow on political racism

Left and lefter: Keane v Sparrow on political racism

There’s a lazy snobbery reflected in the assertion that our major political parties are casually racist, writes Bernard Keane.