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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.


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.

Costellogy: Why Turnbull should call Pete's bluff

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Aug 1, 200825 Comments

It’s fair to say that, despite the best efforts of News Ltd editors, the common view in the press gallery has been that Costello left politics the day after the 2007 election, it’s just that he hasn’t got around to checking out yet. Bernard Keane muses on Costellogy.

High Court concedes influence of stolen generations apology

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Jul 31, 20084 Comments

Yesterday’s High Court decision in Northern Territory of Australia v Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust is one of those left-field events that can disrupt the entire political narrative of the nation, writes Bernard Keane.

The Queensland merger

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Jul 31, 2008

The Liberal-National merger is likely to be ratified by the Federal Liberal Party as early as this week, according to Liberal sources, writes Bernard Keane.

Brendan Nelson tries on his Mr Planet suit

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Jul 30, 20087 Comments

Yesterday Brendan Nelson invited the Government to talk to him about emissions trading, and particularly the issue of starting in 2010. Let's call that an about-turn, writes Bernard Keane.

Keane: This Wiki sh-t is really Whack

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Jul 30, 20088 Comments

The notion of a user-edited source of knowledge simply excites the vandal in me. And that's why I got wacky with politicians' Wiki. Bernard Keane explains.

Ok folks, it's time to talk about nuclear power

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes: Jul 30, 200817 Comments

It’s impossible to have a serious debate on the nuclear issue at the moment. And yet it's an important discussion, writes Bernard Keane.

Saving Signaller McCarthy: have helicopter, won't travel

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:Jul 29, 20081 Comment

Despite the presence of a helicopter at Tarin Kowt, sources have said transport was dispatched from Kandahar an hour to the south, writes Bernard Keane.