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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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Robb burns Rudd over Japanese diplomacy

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 2, 20087 Comments

The Prime Minister might have copped plenty of stick over the length and itinerary of his World Discovery Tour but it is clear that when Rudd plays to his strength, he is pretty impressive, writes Bernard Keane.

Roll up: Nelson's magical listening tour

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 1, 20082 Comments

Brendan Nelson should establish a permanent mechanism for grassroots input, writes Bernard Keane.

Wanted: Canberrans to host celebrity 2020 Summiteers

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 1, 20083 Comments

The Government will offset the 2020 Summit's running costs by auctioning off the right to host some of the event’s high-profile participants, reports Bernard Keane.

So Kevin, why didn't you call?

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Mar 31, 20084 Comments

It is, to use a Canberra cliché, the "optics" of Kevin Rudd’s world discovery tour that are the problem, rather than the substance, writes Bernard Keane.

Glenn Milne's rising star and the Murray-Darling Basin deal

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Mar 31, 20083 Comments

The Glenn Milne-Peter Costello show ran for some years without, sadly, ever making onto Broadway. Milne, however, may now have a new partner, writes Bernard Keane.

Time for Libs to put up or shut up on political funding reform

Bernard Keane writes:Mar 31, 20081 Comment

The political funding reform bill announced by John Faulkner last week is the most significant reforms to the mechanics of our political system in decades, reports Bernard Keane.

MP's own association funds MP's own travel. As it would

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Mar 28, 20084 Comments

MP Michael Johnson has been to Bali too. Bernard Keane reports.

There's more to Kevin than Blairite spin

Bernard Keane writes:Mar 28, 20081 Comment

Comparing Kevin Rudd to Tony Blair seems to be in vogue at the moment, but we need to be careful about making such comparisons, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd pulls out the chequebook to deliver Murray-Darling deal

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Mar 27, 20085 Comments

Kevin Rudd bribed his way to a win at COAG, particularly on the Murray-Darling Basin, reports Bernard Keane.

The boring, bureaucratic reality of COAG

Bernard Keane writes:Mar 26, 20081 Comment

Ministerial meetings sound like the pointy end of Commonwealth-State relations, but in reality, ministerial meetings are highly formal affairs, writes Bernard Keane.

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