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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.

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Time for Wong to come clean on the Coorong

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 7, 200821 Comments

Is there enough water in the Murray Darling to save the Coorong? No one - least of all Penny Wong -- knows for sure, writes Bernard Keane.

The problematic politics of Pacific guest workers

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 7, 20085 Comments

On paper, a Pacific gues worker scheme ticks boxes, writes Bernard Keane, but you can expect an almighty political argument before it becomes a reality.

Dense detail on the root and branch of tax. Woohoo.

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 6, 2008

125 taxes, 90% of revenue from 10 of them ... the reform of the tax system has just taken a step forward, writes Bernard Keane.

Rob Oakeshott, National Party nightmare

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 6, 20084 Comments

The rise of Rob Oakeshott represents a vast lost opportunity for the ailing National Party, writes Bernard Keane.

Government's grocery response passes the stuntwatch test

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 6, 20083 Comments

Never mind what The Australian and the other palls of Big Retail say, there is merit in the Government's response to the ACCC's grocery reoport, writes Bernard Keane.

Revenge, attention seeking: (Costello) memoirs are made of this

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 5, 200810 Comments

The will he-won't he Costello saga is beginning to look like a calculated act of bastardry, writes Bernard Keane.

ABC NT election guide: Balance is good, but this is ridiculous!

Bernard Keane writes:Aug 5, 2008

Paul Chadwick, ABC Director of Editorial Policies, sent out an 8-page NT election missive consisting of equal parts corporate cheerleading and statements of the bleeding obvious, writes Bernard Keane.

Will Bracks take the automotive sector off life support?

Canberra Correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 4, 20086 Comments

It’s high time we stopped treating the Australian automotive industry as a special case and saw it as the costly rort it is, writes Bernard Keane.

Nelson's long and winding road to "probably"

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 1, 200817 Comments

Brendan Nelson spent months deliberating an emissions trading system, and it only led him to equivocation, writes Bernard Keane.

The IOC is not nice. We knew that, didn't we?

Canberra corresponded Bernard Keane writes:Aug 1, 200811 Comments

The IOC knew all along that they would, but thought it convenient to lie about it. Quelle surprise. By Bernard Keane.