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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.


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

April 7, 2008

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

Henderson lost on ABC complaints process

April 4, 2008 2 Comments

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

Showtime for Truss and the Nats in Gippsland

April 4, 2008 5 Comments

It’s showtime for Warren Truss, the invisible man of Federal political leadership. Now he and his party face a massive test in Gippsland, writes Bernard Keane.

Lots more names for Crikey’s Real Register of Lobbyists

April 4, 2008

The tips have been pouring in for Crikey’s Real Register of Lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.

Australian Embassy staff turn bolshie in Paris

April 3, 2008

The commemoration of Anzac Day in Paris this year looks set to be disrupted by industrial action at the Australian Embassy, writes Bernard Keane.

Why Faulkner’s Lobbyist Register won’t work

April 3, 2008 1 Comment

Yesterday John Faulkner released the Federal Government’s long-awaited proposal for a Register of Lobbyists, but it will only capture a minority – a small minority – of lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.

Conroy scraps Coonan’s rural broadband plan

April 2, 2008 1 Comment

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the Government’s cancellation of the regional broadband contract with Optus and Elders it inherited from Helen Coonan was inevitable, writes Bernard Keane.

Robb burns Rudd over Japanese diplomacy

April 2, 2008 7 Comments

The Prime Minister might have copped plenty of stick over the length and itinerary of his World Discovery Tour but it is clear that when Rudd plays to his strength, he is pretty impressive, writes Bernard Keane.

Wanted: Canberrans to host celebrity 2020 Summiteers

April 1, 2008 3 Comments

The Government will offset the 2020 Summit's running costs by auctioning off the right to host some of the event’s high-profile participants, reports Bernard Keane.

Roll up: Nelson’s magical listening tour

April 1, 2008 2 Comments

Brendan Nelson should establish a permanent mechanism for grassroots input, writes Bernard Keane.