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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.


Senators caught up in the Fielding Filth Filter

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 11, 20087 Comments

Steve Fielding is obsessed with pornography and now he has managed to impose the views of his bizarre monotheistic cult on other Senators and their staff, reports Bernard Keane.

How your money pays for government privilege

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 10, 2008

Answers to Estimates questions have revealed the Government’s replacement for the notorious Coalition Government Members’ Secretariat is up and running, writes Bernard Keane.

Kevolution putting industry groups through the ringer

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 9, 20081 Comment

The massive number of inquiries and reviews launched by the Government since coming to office is requiring industry groups to prepare major submissions, all within very tight timeframes, writes Bernard Keane.

Dr Brendan doesn't have the hunger for top job

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 9, 20084 Comments

Australia’s recent history shows that the only people who become prime minister are those who are obsessed with it, writes Bernard Keane.

Weekend at Brendan's: On the road with Mr Unidigit

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 9, 20082 Comments

In comparing the "battle of the trips", between Nelson and Rudd - the polls suggest Rudd won hands down. So what can Brendan do? writes Bernard Keane.

2020 Summit: More secret squirrel

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 8, 2008

There’s plenty of secret squirrel stuff about the 2020 Summit, reports Bernard Keane.

Pity the public service, struggling to serve

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 8, 20086 Comments

At a time when the Government is refusing to rule out compulsory redundancies in the Commonwealth Public Service, most public servants will tell you that the problem isn’t too many of them, but not enough, writes Bernard Keane.

2020 Summit: Will there be getting-to-know-you games?

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 7, 2008

So at Crikey we’ve been trying to work out how the 2020 summit will actually run, writes Bernard Keane.

The science of Costellogy

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Apr 7, 200810 Comments

The science of Costellogy has been with us for over a decade, writes Bernard Keane. Just like its namesake.

Henderson lost on ABC complaints process

Bernard Keane writes:Apr 4, 20082 Comments

You’d never pick it – Gerard Henderson and cranky ABC unionists united in common cause against the ABC, writes Bernard Keane.

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