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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.

ASIO reveals China-linked campaign to dominate Australia's media

ASIO reveals China-linked campaign to dominate Australia's media

Australia’s relationship with China is about to be rocked by revelations of a major Chinese-linked attempt to dominate Australia’s media and other cultural influences, writes Bernard Keane.

Employment services tender process cooked by recession

Employment services tender process cooked by recession

The Government has unexpectedly found itself with a problem consequent to the nature of the current Job network service contracts, writes Bernard Keane.

Government advertising falls from Howard high of $180 mil

Government advertising falls from Howard high of $180 mil

The precipitate fall in Government advertising under the Rudd Government has been confirmed by the first of the Government’s reports on advertising expenditure, writes Bernard Keane.

QLD Speaker's Office gets political

QLD Speaker's Office gets political

The perception of conflict of interest is the biggest problem with partisan officials in a Speaker's Office. And the Queensland Parliament has it in spades, writes Bernard Keane.

Defence is simply too big for Nick Warner

Defence is simply too big for Nick Warner

Of course Nick Warner is the wrong man for the job of Secretary of the Defence Department. That’s because the job is beyond any single individual, and certainly beyond any single Minister, writes Bernard Keane.

The Coalition's shameful Red Scare campaign

The Coalition's shameful Red Scare campaign

The Coalition is now in the throes of the biggest Red scare since the 1950s, writes Bernard Keane.

Fitzgibbon hanging on by his fingernails

Fitzgibbon hanging on by his fingernails

There is a cumulative effect here, with the SAS pay debacle and now this, writes Bernard Keane.

As we say at Qantas, there's no CCTV like no CCTV

As we say at Qantas, there's no CCTV like no CCTV

It's a cosy world at Qantas security, and most of it seems to avoid the cameras, writes Bernard Keane.

Gillard's employment outsourcing will cost local jobs

Gillard's employment outsourcing will cost local jobs

The Federal Government will outsource a number of its employment services contracts to offshore companies, writes Bernard Keane.

Fitzgibbon affair points to bureaucrats out of control

Fitzgibbon affair points to bureaucrats out of control

There are a number of issues in play in the revelation that Defence has been spying on its own minister. All bear teasing out, writes Bernard Keane.