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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.

NBN takes Australian media to its post-Packer epoch

NBN takes Australian media to its post-Packer epoch

$43b will buy us a genuine media revolution.

Gloves off -- it's time to tax Australia's banking cartel

Gloves off -- it's time to tax Australia's banking cartel

The failure of the banks to pass on much, if anything, of this week’s interest rate cut is little more than arrogant bastardry.

Taiwan, China and Israel dominate foreign travel of our MPs

Taiwan, China and Israel dominate foreign travel of our MPs

When it comes to the influence of foreign governments on MPs and Senators, it isn’t China that we should be concerned about -- it’s Taiwan, writes Bernard Keane.

NBN will be viable ... but not Telstra

NBN will be viable ... but not Telstra

Getting infrastructure right in Australia is hard. It’s easy to bag politicians but the maths is always against them, writes Bernard Keane.

NBN: the brief facts

NBN: the brief facts

Bernard Keane breaks down the basics NBN style.

Fibre To The Node becomes Fibre To The Nerd

Fibre To The Node becomes Fibre To The Nerd

This is the biggest media policy shake-up since the introduction of subscription television and maybe longer, writes Bernard Keane.

Huge, historic and nationalised: broadband goes ballistic

Huge, historic and nationalised: broadband goes ballistic

Kevin Rudd may not be too keen on tough decisions, but he doesn’t baulk at expensive ones, writes Bernard Keane.

Defence turmoil: DMO GM sacked

Defence turmoil: DMO GM sacked

Amidst recent turmoil in Defence, the Corporate General Manager of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Jane Wolfe, was sacked recently, writes Bernard Keane.

G20 done, Rudd's recession rubber hits the road

G20 done, Rudd's recession rubber hits the road

Rudd’s inclusiveness is in part a political weapon to isolate the Coalition from the mainstream, writes Bernard Keane.

The ugliest Budget in decades way behind schedule

The ugliest Budget in decades way behind schedule

The Budget process is significantly behind schedule, according to sources in the Canberra bureaucracy, delayed by the continuing collapse in revenue projections and the need to find all possible savings, writes Bernard Keane.