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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.

Grech, journos and Liberals: leaks that run deep

Grech, journos and Liberals: leaks that run deep

Godwin Grech, the Treasury official wrapped up in Utegate, would be, if reports are correct, no ordinary leaker.

Opposition struggles for a Utegate line

Opposition struggles for a Utegate line

The opposition is struggling to make a coherent and consistent case in the Utegate affair.

Coalition unity fractures as team Turnbull loses its grip

Coalition unity fractures as team Turnbull loses its grip

Whatever may happen in the email affair and the pursuit of Wayne Swan, Coalition unity is starting to fracture badly on high-profile policy issues.

One afternoon in Parliament: tables turned on Turnbull

One afternoon in Parliament: tables turned on Turnbull

The day began with Treasurer Wayne Swan clinging to the cliff edge of his career. By day’s end he had pulled himself back up, with plenty of help from his Prime Minister.

Utegate: Is Turnbull telling the truth?

Utegate: Is Turnbull telling the truth?

Malcolm Turnbull is running hard from the faked email. He can run, as they say in the classics, but he can’t hide. OUR PICK OF THE COMMENTARY

Utegate explained

Utegate explained

Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane lays out the Utegate scandal with easy-to-understand cast notes and diagrams.

Utegate cage match: Malcolm on the back foot

Utegate cage match: Malcolm on the back foot

Malcolm Turnbull has stumbled into a fight to the death unprepared and, it seems, outgunned.

Utegate: conspiracy or cock-up?

Utegate: conspiracy or cock-up?

The events of Friday evening caught the Telegraph badly on the hop when the Prime Minister ruined Steve Lewis's yarn about the Charlton-Grech email.

Preferential treatment for pollies' mates? Happens every day

Preferential treatment for pollies' mates? Happens every day

I’ll let the non-public servants amongst you into a dirty secret. Government backbenchers and mates of the Government get preferential treatment from bureaucrats, at the request of Ministers.

Utegate: Rudd orders full investigation

Utegate: Rudd orders full investigation

Kevin Rudd has requested that the Auditor-General conduct a full investigation into Utegate, but continues to reject Coalition allegations of impropriety.