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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.

How much CO2 makes a Manildra biofuel?

How much CO2 makes a Manildra biofuel?

A new US biofuel standard may spell trouble for the local industry.

Debus's straight bat is the way to play this

Debus's straight bat is the way to play this

Bob Debus did the right thing by refusing to talking about the Ashmoer explosion, but his poor media manner didn't do him any favours.

Nothing soft -- or cheap -- about our border protection

Nothing soft -- or cheap -- about our border protection

The most alarming thing about our border protection arrangements in north-western Australia is not that they are insufficient, it’s that they are far in excess of what is justified.

Will those damn alcopops never go away?

Will those damn alcopops never go away?

The nation’s 15-year-olds have much to answer for.

Budget countdown: health caught in a catch 22

Budget countdown: health caught in a catch 22

The more successful our health system, the longer Australians live -- and the longer they will need aged care services of all varieties.

Big polluters cry poor. Again.

Big polluters cry poor. Again.

Having designed a scheme that rewards the biggest polluters with billions of dollars’ worth of free permits, the Government is still facing demands from industry for more compensation.

Budget countdown: incomes between a tax cut and a hard place

Budget countdown: incomes between a tax cut and a hard place

Australia has an unfair, warped and immensely costly approach to incomes policy and the coming budget is the ideal time to start the long process of fixing it.

Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

All it took was one announcement to turn Telstra into Kevin Rudd's lapdog.

Budget countdown: $50b deficit is just the beginning

Budget countdown: $50b deficit is just the beginning

The hunt for savings within the Commonwealth budget is unlikely to make much of a dent in the looming shortfalls.

Dear Malcolm Turnbull, hang in there tiger

Dear Malcolm Turnbull, hang in there tiger

Dear Malcolm, I’ve noticed lately things having been going so well, so here’s some gratuitous advice.