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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.


Pensioners can't see the Budget benefits for the myopia

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 20, 20089 Comments

It’s amusing (or sickening, for those with weak stomachs) to have pensioners stripping in protest, but this is a powerful lobby group that is, courtesy of our demographics, growing remorselessly, writes Bernard Keane.

Turnbull and Nelson edge to the endgame

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 19, 200816 Comments

What looks very much like Turnbull-camp leaking has killed off hard-won Liberal momentum, writes Bernard Keane.

Brown's '$1m bribe' claim lacks a who, what and when

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 19, 20081 Comment

It's hard to say who might have offered the Greens free coverage, neve mind when or why, writes Bernard Keane.

Budget Reply: Nelson's economic cred on death row

Bernard Keane writes:May 16, 2008

Brendan Nelson’s deeply self-contradictory Budget Reply last night leaves Australia stuck without a credible Opposition, writes Bernard Keane.

Which media company tried to bribe Bob Brown?

Bernard Keane writes:May 16, 20081 Comment

For those listening to Radio National’s Breakfast program early this morning, Bob Brown made an extraordinary claim, writes Bernard Keane.

The blog wars: New emails send Vic Libs running scared

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 16, 20087 Comments

One of the original sackees in the Lib blogs scandal has kept more or less every email he has ever received during his time in the party, and has enough ammunition to scare plenty of people, reports Bernard Keane.

Oh the humanity! Tonight's Brendan Nelson budget reply today!

To save the trouble of a special Crikey Budget Reply edition tonight, Bernard Keane has filed this predictive report on tonight's Brendan Nelson budget reply address.May 15, 200811 Comments

A distraught Brendan Nelson this evening confronted the Rudd Government, writes Bernard Keane .

A Lib-Nat merger will cripple the conservative cause

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 15, 20081 Comment

The Liberal-National merger is being portrayed by Lawrence Springborg as unstoppable, but Queensland's federal Liberals disagree, writes Bernard Keane.

Faulkner's fight for transparency lands some big blows

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 15, 2008

Special Minister of State John Faulkner has amended the Government’s new Register of Lobbyists requirements to address industry concerns, writes Bernard Keane.

Keane: Budget plays Malcolm Turnbull for a fool

Bernard Keane writes: May 14, 20087 Comments

Earlier this year, the Prime Minister used declarations of bipartisanship to play Brendan Nelson off a break. Last night, it was Malcolm Turnbull's turn, writes Bernard Keane.

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