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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.

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Rudd plays both PM and opposition leader on tax

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 24, 20083 Comments

Despite signalling a willingness to pursue a "root and branch" review of the taxation system, the PM pre-emptively ruled out reconsidering the GST rate, writes Bernard Keane.

Torch watch: Chinese out in force; others stay away

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 24, 200814 Comments

The Olympic Torch Relay got underway in Canberra this morning amid massive security and a major display of Chinese nationalism, writes Bernard Keane.

Cossie speaks ... and removes all doubt

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 23, 20081 Comment

Suddenly Peter Costello is talking, after months of near-total silence. In a good cause, naturally – his own, writes Bernard Keane.

The torch waits quietly for its moment in the Canberra sun

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 23, 200817 Comments

The Olympic Torch is currently resting comfortably in a Canberra hotel after its flight from Jakarta, writes Bernard Keane.

The Media Monitors' Top 20

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 23, 2008

Media Monitor’s Top 20 this week has Brendan Nelson managing a bare third of Kevin Rudd's media mentions, writes Bernard Keane.

Maybe this will be the book that gives Costello a spine

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 22, 200819 Comments

The looming Costello memoir doesn't signal a political end for the Liberal Hamlet, writes Bernard keane.

Rudd needs to play cards right on Pay TV gambling

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 22, 2008

The Opposition will today challenge Kevin Rudd to walk the walk on gambling by banning pay-TV gambling services, writes Bernard Keane.

2020: Behind the scenes with the governance gang

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 21, 20083 Comments

Maxine McKew caused consternation when she looked through proposals from the 2020 Governance stream and asked where the Big Idea was. But she was right, reports Bernard Keane.

2020's finest: the greatest hits of 1995

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 21, 200822 Comments

Kevin Rudd got two very useful things out of the 2020 Summit, writes Bernard Keane.

No talking please, it's a gabfest

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 21, 20085 Comments

Suppose they gave a talkfest, and nobody was allowed to talk? Bernard Keane goes 2020.

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