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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.


Ronan Lee and the Greens, strange bedfellows indeed

October 6, 2008 10 Comments

The Greens are buying themselves trouble with Queensland MP Ronan Lee, writes Bernard Keane.

Don’t shout Turnbull down for shifting on Henson

October 6, 2008 33 Comments

The photo of Henson gazing, seemingly smugly, out of weekend newspapers as we learnt how he had cruised playgrounds for talent, seemed calculated to push parental buttons in a big way, writes Bernard Keane.

Do stay at home mums deserve special treatment?

October 3, 2008 17 Comments

Stay-at-home mothers don’t deserve a single cent of maternity leave support beyond what is available through existing welfare arrangements – and even those should be means-tested, writes Bernard Keane.

Privacy Oz style in a google world

October 3, 2008

For John Faulkner, the definitional challenge of privacy is resolved by empowering people to make their own decisions about what personal information becomes available, writes Bernard Keane.

Morgan poll shows no bounce for Turnbull led Libs

October 3, 2008 1 Comment

Malcolm Turnbull's elevation to the leadership came at an unfortunate time, writes Bernard Keane. Does that explain the lack of a poll bounce?

Turnbull: Politics, pot and those ‘possible Jewish roots’

October 2, 2008 7 Comments

His Catholic faith might normally suggest he’s already spoken for in terms of faith, but fandom knows no reason, writes Bernard Keane.

Big Bang reform v Rudd, Mr 5%

October 2, 2008

The Rudd Government is a 5% government, focussed on the unglamorous world of regulatory harmonisation, better consumer information and greater efficiency of administration, writes Bernard Keane.

There is no evidence of human-induced financial crisis

October 1, 2008 11 Comments

There is no evidence of a human-induced financial crisis, regardless of the hysterical claims advanced in trendy films like Al Gore’s Inconvenient Loot, write Bernard Keane and David Howarth.

I’ll see your sunny uplands, and raise you a free market

October 1, 2008 8 Comments

If anything, the crisis demonstrates that even the most brilliant financial engineers can’t defy basic economic laws for very long, writes Bernard Keane.

Apocalypse later: meeting in the middle with Garnaut

October 1, 2008 1 Comment

There’s likely to be very little space between Labor and the Coalition on an ETS, writes Bernard Keane.