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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.


2020 Summit: More secret squirrel

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 8, 2008

There’s plenty of secret squirrel stuff about the 2020 Summit, reports Bernard Keane.

Pity the public service, struggling to serve

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 8, 20086 Comments

At a time when the Government is refusing to rule out compulsory redundancies in the Commonwealth Public Service, most public servants will tell you that the problem isn’t too many of them, but not enough, writes Bernard Keane.

2020 Summit: Will there be getting-to-know-you games?

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 7, 2008

So at Crikey we’ve been trying to work out how the 2020 summit will actually run, writes Bernard Keane.

The science of Costellogy

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 7, 200810 Comments

The science of Costellogy has been with us for over a decade, writes Bernard Keane. Just like its namesake.

Henderson lost on ABC complaints process

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 4, 20082 Comments

You’d never pick it – Gerard Henderson and cranky ABC unionists united in common cause against the ABC, writes Bernard Keane.

Lots more names for Crikey’s Real Register of Lobbyists

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 4, 2008

The tips have been pouring in for Crikey’s Real Register of Lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.

Showtime for Truss and the Nats in Gippsland

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 4, 20085 Comments

It’s showtime for Warren Truss, the invisible man of Federal political leadership. Now he and his party face a massive test in Gippsland, writes Bernard Keane.

Australian Embassy staff turn bolshie in Paris

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 3, 2008

The commemoration of Anzac Day in Paris this year looks set to be disrupted by industrial action at the Australian Embassy, writes Bernard Keane.

Why Faulkner's Lobbyist Register won't work

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 3, 20081 Comment

Yesterday John Faulkner released the Federal Government’s long-awaited proposal for a Register of Lobbyists, but it will only capture a minority – a small minority – of lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.

Conroy scraps Coonan's rural broadband plan

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 2, 20081 Comment

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the Government’s cancellation of the regional broadband contract with Optus and Elders it inherited from Helen Coonan was inevitable, writes Bernard Keane.

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