Bernard Keane,

Bernard Keane

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Bernard:

NSW Labor remains captured by gambling, a sector awash in revenue

Even as poker machine revenue surges, NSW Labor is not convinced of the case for reform. → Read More

NSW Labor and Nats increasingly left behind as captives resist gambling lobby

Politicians are now openly challenging the malignant influence of the NSW gambling industry, yet NSW Labor is dragging its feet. → Read More

Building and Construction Commission makes strong bid for Arsehat of the Week

Why is the discredited ABCC so scared of people learning about its workplace culture? → Read More

Will the press gallery ever write about inland rail properly?

Infrastructure Minister Catherine King has announced a review of the inland rail project. No review is needed: it's a $20 billion subsidy to coal miners that should be shut immediately. → Read More

Armed with the right to pollute, foreign coal giant expands its local footprint as other investors run for the door

A Czech company sees a business model in keeping ancient coal-fired power plants going. And it's just bought one of Australia's worst. → Read More

Another win for fossil fuel companies — this one many decades old

Fossil fuel companies continue to enjoy free geoscience data as a result of decisions made in the 1980s that placed them above taxpayers. → Read More

Why the nation needs to break up News Corp — and how News Corp has shown us the way

The case for breaking up News Corp is clear — but what is the best mechanism for doing so? Fortunately, the Murdochs have already given it to us. → Read More

Peter Dutton must acknowledge the Liberals' tainted legacy

There's been a fundamental change in government in Australia: it's about active and engaged government, not shrinking government away. Peter Dutton needs to understand that. → Read More

Grattan Institute reports shows corruption in AAT and elsewhere

The Grattan Institute has spelt out in methodical detail just how thorough the Morrison government — and Victoria — was at stacking boards. → Read More

How men without substance squander success and leave politics diminished

Boris Johnson says he had a large mandate as prime minister but he squandered it, and the political tactics of 2019 were no longer going to save him. → Read More

George Brandis: the buffoon is back plaguing taxpayers

George Brandis is joining ANU as a professor. Isn't it time he stopped living off the public purse? → Read More

Grattan Institute report: Albanese government needs better industry policy

How do we get from an industry policy dictated by political considerations to one driven by the goal of net zero? → Read More

Trump is a confirmed unhinged traitor. And Murdoch is his unindicted co-conspirator

New evidence to the January 6 committee shows just how treacherous Donald Trump was, but will it prise loose his grip on the Republicans? → Read More

Who are teal voters really? Angry Liberals or clever Labor and Greens voters?

Two ANU academics suggest teal voters are mostly Labor and Greens voters voting tactically. Are they right? → Read More

The NSW budget empowers women — and challenges the rest of Australia

Treasurer Matt Kean has shown that female economic participation is not a should-do but a must-do. → Read More

Alan Joyce is out of runway and should be permanently grounded

How does Alan Joyce get away with it? After running Qantas into the ground, the CEO should be answering fundamental questions about his management. But he continues to act with impunity. → Read More

An energy crisis brought to you by years of state capture by coal and gas

Having gained massive power through political influence, fossil fuel companies decided to abuse that power to the point where the electricity market broke down. → Read More

Governments should seize the moment on a broken energy network

The moment for reform on energy markets is here — a business-as-usual approach by governments won't cut it. → Read More

Electricity prices: Australia finally has something like an energy policy

It appears the Angus Taylor era of propping up coal-fired power is over, and with it a concerted push towards decarbonisation and renewables. → Read More

Albanese announces frontbench with record number of women

As Labor achieves majority government, Anthony Albanese has unveiled a frontbench to be sworn in tomorrow morning. → Read More