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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.


Epstein’s glaring conflict of interest

November 12, 2008 5 Comments

David Epstein’s appointment as Qantas’s General Manager of Government and Corporate Affairs perfectly demonstrates the hole in the Government Lobbyist Register and Code of Conduct, writes Bernard Keane.

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

November 11, 2008 9 Comments

The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.

Liberal Students get decisive on student unionism

November 11, 2008 3 Comments

Liberals have this hang up about voluntary student unionism. The your ones especially so, writes Bernard Keane.

Setting Sydney’s coast on fire

November 10, 2008 2 Comments

Energie Future has applied for licences to explore for coal deposits to use in a gasification project that would involve the deposits being set alight to produce gas, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd’s car plan is Labor at its worst

November 10, 2008 28 Comments

When it comes to rent-seeking, everyone is a strategic industry, writes Bernard Keane.

Death to working families: Rudd gets decisive

November 10, 2008 11 Comments

The target of the Government’s keyword tactic is the voter who probably doesn’t read a newspaper, writes Bernard Keane.

Kevin the bureaucrat and the petitions committee

November 7, 2008 1 Comment

The House of Representatives petitions committee, which could be used by the Opposition as a sort of mini-Estimates process if they had their wits about them, writes Bernard Keane.

ABC learning collapse is a policy failure

November 7, 2008 19 Comments

Successive governments have failed to think long-term about the provision of childcare for Australians. It’s time the Rudd Government corrected that failure, writes Bernard Keane.

PM’s office changes history, avoids embarrassment

November 7, 2008 12 Comments

Perhaps the Prime Minister misspoke, and that’s no sin. A bit naughty to change the transcript, however, writes Bernard Keane.

Obama, race, religion and Albrechtsen

November 6, 2008 12 Comments

Most Americans might no longer have an hang-up about race, but Janet Albrechtsen sure does, writes Bernard Keane.