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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.


Paul Keating’s Remembrance Day Address, 2013

Bernard KeaneNov 11, 2013

Address by Hon PJ Keating Australian War Memorial Canberra

Cannold resigns as WikiLeaks Party candidate

Bernard KeaneAug 21, 2013

Prominent writer and ethicist Leslie Cannold has resigned from her position as a WikiLeaks Senate candidate, citing concerns about the party's decisions relating to preferences and othe

Attorney-General’s Department reveals more about data retention

Bernard KeaneJul 12, 2013

With the speed and ease of tooth-pulling, the Attorney-General's Department continues to reveal information about its pursuit of a data retention régime. Late today

Attorney-General’s Department changes tack on data retention

Bernard KeaneJul 5, 2013

In a significant admission, the Attorney-General's Department has corrected its evidence to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to reveal two provisions for a data ret

A short note on information asymmetry

Bernard KeaneJun 7, 20131 Comment

The revelations over the last 48 hours of the near-complete extent of the Obama Administration's surveillance of US citizens via phone records and internet traffic prompted a response f

ASIC accidentally blocked 250,000 sites in scam campaign

Bernard KeaneJun 4, 20131 Comment

The finance industry regulator admits that its new internet blocking campaign has caused some collateral damage.

Tony Abbott’s Budget Reply Speech 16 May 2013

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 2013

Tonight, I want to directly address you, the Australian people. While it’s easy, and understandable, that you should be pessimistic about this government, everyone should be optimi

Speech to CEO Tasmania, 27 March

Bernard KeaneMar 29, 20134 Comments

A speech I delivered this week in Hobart at the invitation of CEO Tasmania on the economy and the forthcoming election.

If you want to see government control of journalism, try this:

Bernard KeaneMar 16, 2013

There's been a lot of hype this week from News Ltd and the Coalition about the purported threat to a free press from Stephen Conroy's plan to require the print and online media's self-r

Open letter to Anti-Fluoridians

Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20134 Comments

This week I found myself the target of some vituperation from anti-fluoride, erm, "campaigners" after my attention was drawn to an appalling picture of Tanya Plibersek posted to the Fac