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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.

New lobbyists land in Canberra every week

New lobbyists land in Canberra every week

The Rudd Government's Lobbyist Register celebrates its first birthday today and is in rude health.

Polluters tell governments one thing and investors another ... The Oz cheers them on

Polluters tell governments one thing and investors another ... The Oz cheers them on

Evidence of the peculiar difference between what the big polluters say to investors and what they say publicly continues to emerge.

Qld ALP heavy to take the fall for Bligh campaign

Qld ALP heavy to take the fall for Bligh campaign

A secret report has isolated 'systemic failures' in the ALP's recent Queensland campaign, writes Bernard Keane.

It's Malcolm Turnbull Jim, but not as we know him

It's Malcolm Turnbull Jim, but not as we know him

Bernard Keane went to bed in a universe in which Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership was damaged, but not terminal, and awoke in one in which he was about to be deposed by “senior Liberals”, “within days”. It's like a bad episode of Star Trek.

Shock, horror: no more CPRS assistance for electricity sector

Shock, horror: no more CPRS assistance for electricity sector

A high-level Government taskforce is investigating claims from the electricity generation sector that the CPRS will compound the impact of the financial crisis and problems in the regulation of the National Electricity Market.

Saving the Snowy is a total legal fiction

Saving the Snowy is a total legal fiction

The Snowy agreement imposes virtually no obligations on the NSW Government or the Snowy Hydro Company.

Rudd, a PM with “four-in-the-morning courage”

Rudd, a PM with “four-in-the-morning courage”

However the fake email saga plays out, it has provided a revealing contrast in leadership styles between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Godwin Grech, John Howard's go-to man

Godwin Grech, John Howard's go-to man

Godwin Grech, the Treasury branch head at the centre of the faked email affair, was a go-to man for the Howard government on at least one politically-sensitive project.

One more revelation for Malcolm Turnbull. Who's next?

One more revelation for Malcolm Turnbull. Who's next?

The Opposition, and Malcolm Turnbull in particular, is mired in the fake email affair and, it seems, slowly sinking.

Superannuation, not quite scrapping commissions

Superannuation, not quite scrapping commissions

How fair dinkum is the retail superannuation industry about unhooking itself from commissions? asks Bernard Keane.