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Bernard Keane

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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How Cubbie (and Labor) consumed the Murray Darling

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 21, 200816 Comments

The story of Queensland's Cubbie Station is an incestuous saga of arrogance and influence, writes Bernard Keane.

Nelson makes molehills out of summits

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 20, 20082 Comments

When it comes to summits the Liberals need to rethink their approach, writes Bernard Keane.

ACCC needs to stand up to oligopolies

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 20, 20081 Comment

One of the most significant issues facing Australian consumers is the apparently remorseless tendency of Australian markets to oligopoly, writes Bernard Keane.

Howard's End silent on why we chose Kevin07

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 19, 200811 Comments

Peter van Onselen and Philip Senior’s Howard’s End provides a detailed explanation of why the Howard Government should have been comfortably re-elected last November, writes Bernard Keane.

Murray-Darling: Cubby Station has to go first

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 15, 20085 Comments

The first property the government should look at buying is Cubbie Station, writes Bernard Keane.

Bracks report: An additional two billion dollar handout to the car industry

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 15, 20087 Comments

The Bracks review of the car industry released this morning is already getting headlines for steering away from recommending the retention of the current 10% tariff on imported vehicles, writes Bernard Keane.

Murray Darling: 500 GI of water by December or bust

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 14, 20084 Comments

The Greens today called for an urgent inquiry into what water is available within the system for purchase by the Government, writes Bernard Keane.

NT most politically correct ministry in Oz

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 14, 200810 Comments

No other Australian jurisdiction has come close to such strong indigenous, female and even regional/rural representation in ministerial government, writes Bernard Keane.

Overstretched ADF can't supply backup to Tarin Kowt

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 13, 20087 Comments

Joel Fitzgibbon’s admission that there is no immediate solution to the problem of insufficient helicopters at Tarin Kowt to evacuate injured Australian or allied personnel is deeply alarming, writes Bernard Keane.

Green with Envi: Promoting non-existant carbon neutrality

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 12, 20081 Comment

The Government's 'Greenhouse Friendly 'scheme furthers an illusion of climate change activity, writes Bernard Keane.