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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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Wayne Gump balances the soft and hard centres

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 14, 20086 Comments

Just call Wayne Swan Forrest Gump. He's delivered a boring, cautious budget that won’t offend too many people but which will prove a hit with the punters, writes Bernard Keane.

Costello sings the Budget Blues

Bernard Keane writes:May 14, 20086 Comments

Geez, Peter Costello was seriously unhappy yesterday, writes Bernard Keane.

Morgan poll: Numbers settling as reality sets in

Bernard Keane writes:May 13, 2008

New polling numbers suggest that voters are coming to grips with the new state of play in federal politics. By Bernard Keane.

No rabbits, but some quality spin

Bernard Keane writesMay 13, 20081 Comment

The Budget -- it's an economic document, and a political one. Bernard Keane take looks at how it will play with punters and pundits.

Gazing into the economic crystal ball

Bernard Keane writes:May 13, 2008

Here's how the government sees some of the key economic indicators into next year. By Bernard Keane.

Leader and the Swan: how they called the budget media tune

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 13, 20088 Comments

There’s something seriously askew when the media provides the only serious scrutiny of the Government in the lead-up to the budget years, writes Bernard Keane.

Budget leaks aplenty as Swan opens floodgates

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 12, 20081 Comment

As if mortified by press complaints that there had been minimal leaking of Budget news, the Government let pretty much everyone have a scoop, writes Bernard Keane.

Baillieu just "collateral damage" as sniping goes intra-factional

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 12, 20083 Comments

Liberal party insiders say the leak which linked two staffers to the Ted Ballieu hate blog was was part of an internal party war, writes Bernard Keane.

Heather Ridout, the 21st member of Rudd's Cabinet

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 12, 20081 Comment

Julia Gillard’s first task as Deputy Prime Minister back in December was to address the Australian Industry Group. Since then, the AIG's CEO Heather Ridout has scored a number of important Government gigs, writes Bernard Keane.

Budget finally starts to spring a leak

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 9, 2008

The Government is finally starting to let slip some Budget details, says Bernard Keane.

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