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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.


Cleaning up moonlighting MPs is problematic

March 11, 2008 3 Comments

The Prime Minister sounds like he’s determined to end the ability of MPs to earn significant incomes outside Parliament. Kinda, sorta, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd’s binge crusade: footballers first

March 11, 2008 10 Comments

The Government is "Doing Something" about binge drinking. But it's the mooted advertising restrictions that will be tricky, writes Bernard Keane.

Horror budgets: a dummy’s guide

March 10, 2008 11 Comments

Properly managed, a horror Budget can both burnish a new Government’s economic credentials and boost its public standing, writes Bernard Keane.

Dr Nelson: Last ever leader of the Liberal Party?

March 10, 2008 3 Comments

Brendan Nelson – now officially "embattled" – appears to have seized on a Liberal-National merger as a lifeline, writes Bernard Keane.

This razor gang might just be a cut above the rest

March 7, 2008 1 Comment

The warning that carers’ bonuses may be scrapped in the Budget is only the first of what are likely to be a number of razor slash stories between now and Budget night, writes Bernard Keane.

Mr Howard goes to Washington

March 7, 2008 34 Comments

John Howard has had to retreat to the United States to defend his record, writes Bernard Keane.

Pollie bludgers: Should they stay or should they go?

March 6, 2008 7 Comments

Vaile of Arabia isn’t going anywhere, but what about the rest of the Government-in-exile? asks Bernard Keane.

Fly away Peter?

March 6, 2008 4 Comments

Is there room for another McKew-style glamour candidate to snare an upset win in Higgins? asks Bernard Keane.

Let’s hope the RBA remembers Keating’s recession

March 5, 2008 3 Comments

What’s to stop the Reserve Bank repeating the mistake of nearly twenty years ago? Bernard Keane writes.

Housing affordability: when summits do good

March 5, 2008 1 Comment

Having mocked Labor’s penchant for summits as a stunt-based approach to government, it is important to acknowledge where summits have actually yielded something worthwhile, writes Bernard Keane.