Bernard Keane

Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor. Before that he was Crikey’s Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics.
Illegal bugging of Timorese not relevant: court ruling smashes whistleblower Bernard Collaery

Illegal bugging of Timorese not relevant: court ruling smashes whistleblower Bernard Collaery

The court decided that the Commonwealth did not have to do anything to prove that ASIS had been operating in ...
Coalition, conservatives duck for cover on calls for US democracy

Coalition, conservatives duck for cover on calls for US democracy

While US Republican politicians and conservative commentators were quick to condemn President Trump, not so ...
Coalition’s Banana Republic move: protecting lazy locals in battle with Google, Facebook

Coalition’s Banana Republic move: protecting lazy locals in battle with Google, Facebook

Everyone knocks Google and Facebook, but the government’s proposal to force them to hand a colossal sum of money ...
Image over Substance: AFR Business Summit calls for a better “narrative”

Image over Substance: AFR Business Summit calls for a better “narrative”

Australia's business elite remains convinced all it needs to do to restore community trust is offer a better ...
Inland Rail corrupt? An independent ICAC could investigate but can an Integrity Commission?

Inland Rail corrupt? An independent ICAC could investigate but can an Integrity Commission?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison caved in to crossbench pressure this morning announcing a Commonwealth Integrity ...
Corporate tax robbery is everything that is wrong with our governance

Corporate tax robbery is everything that is wrong with our governance

Having failed to convince the last of the independents, Derryn Hinch and Tim Storer, to pass its $65 billion tax ...
Bernard Keane: Public servants ignoring the public interest in freedom of information

Bernard Keane: Public servants ignoring the public interest in freedom of information

Bureaucratic efforts to undermine Freedom of Information laws by insisting it prevents "frank and fearless advice" ...
Seven’s Summer of Nazis raises national security fears

Seven’s Summer of Nazis raises national security fears

The Seven Network giving airtime to far-right extremists makes the job of security agencies more difficult, at a ...
Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Like clockwork, the Turnbull government keeps making bad decisions that only result in humiliation. Bernard Keane ...
Keane & Dyer: How will Warren Buffett’s death affect Australian market?

Keane & Dyer: How will Warren Buffett’s death affect Australian market?

The control of Australia's insurance market wielded by Warren Buffett's General Re makes his continuing health a ...
Ian Narev should go: CBA can’t spin its way out of money laundering crisis

Ian Narev should go: CBA can’t spin its way out of money laundering crisis

The Commonwealth Bank is chalking up ignoring a massive amount of money laundering to "lessons learnt". That is ...
If #SSM doesn’t wreck it, NBN or Murray-Darling might

If #SSM doesn’t wreck it, NBN or Murray-Darling might

If things weren't already terrible for the Turnbull Government on marriage equality, the prime minister and deputy ...

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