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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The hypocrisy of Michael Ronaldson

The hypocrisy of Michael Ronaldson

April 28, 2009

The Coalition are eager to sell the idea of widespread electoral fraud, writes Bernard Keane.

Budget countdown: Tax revenue, recession, deficit, oops

April 28, 2009

There are worrying signs that the collapse in government revenue will reveal a budget in structural deficit.

Budget countdown: will ABC and SBS survive our toughest budget in living memory?

April 27, 2009

Before considering giving more money to the ABC, there’s the small matter of what savings the broadcaster could make.

Flu, GFC, boat people … all good news for Rudd

April 27, 2009

Nothing like the possibility of a pandemic to excite the media on a slow long weekend.

Budget countdown: Auslink infrastructure planning fail

April 24, 2009

Auslink: frequently no appraisal, no cooperation and no planning, and no one ever evaluated anything.

Little clarity in Qld’s bush-clearing moratorium

April 24, 2009

A ban on the clearing of regrowth vegetation has raised Queensland hackles.

Budget countdown: no old fuels in Resources

April 23, 2009

The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism is the Government’s delivery mechanism for its support for the coal industry, while Government investment in renewable energy lags far behind.

Expectations meet Wayne Swan’s wrecking ball

April 23, 2009

Wayne Swan does not want a Budget Night spent justifying a $65b deficit, which is why he has been busy justifying it ahead of time.

ABS engaged in brutal redundancy roll out

April 22, 2009

The Australian Bureau of Statistics management is engaging in a “brutal” redundancy process as part of its current cost-cutting drive.

Budget countdown: innovation and protectionism

April 22, 2009

Industries are lining up for the same sort of generosity that Kim Carr likes to dole out to the car industry.