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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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The Media Monitors' Top 20

Bernard Keane writes:May 7, 2008

From nowhere, Troy Buswell writhes orgiastically into the top five, writes Bernard Keane.

Time to stop hugging the Liberal corpse Dennis

Bernard Keane writes:May 7, 20085 Comments

Even Julie Bishop has been dragged away from the corpse of the previous government. Which leaves Dennis Shanahan, writes Bernard Keane.

Staffers must be better protected from chair-sniffing MPs

Bernard Keane writes:May 7, 20086 Comments

Now that the dust has settled and Troy Buswell has clung onto his leadership, we can consider some of the less obvious aspects of his case, writes Bernard Keane.

Labor's SS Budget is almost water-tight

Bernard Keane writes:May 7, 2008

This year’s Budget has so far been noticeable for the lack of leaks or even plants by the Government, writes Bernard Keane.

Inflation crisis? What inflation crisis?

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 6, 200811 Comments

Nelson and Turnbull and stuck in economic fantasyland, denying all sort of reality, writes Bernard Keane.

ACT gay registration: keeping queers out of the pound

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 5, 200811 Comments

Robert McClelland’s done good ... yesterday he managed to force the ACT Government into backing down on its civil union bill, writes Bernard Keane.

Budget 08 antics take a bizarre turn

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 5, 2008

This Budget will be one of the more complex economic policy statements of recent times. But the pre-positioning antics of both the Government and Opposition has truly taken a turn for the bizarre, writes Bernard Keane.

Worshipping the cult of budget surpluses

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 2, 2008

Today’s battle of the Budget leaks shows the game of expectations management about the size of the budget surplus is well underway, writes Bernard Keane.

The next Budget leak should be good news for the aged

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:May 2, 2008

Aged-care funding needs a more realistic basis, argues Bernard Keane.

Same-s-x wedgers might end up wedging themselves

Bernard Keane writes:May 1, 2008

Perhaps we lauded Robert McClelland’s wedging capabilities prematurely, writes Bernard Keane.

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