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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.

Once more into the realm of dreams

Once more into the realm of dreams

Meantime, the Government gets on with governing, writes Bernard Keane.

Nelson dies with dignity, Turnbull born again

Nelson dies with dignity, Turnbull born again

"A great result for the party," declared Christopher Pyne. Bernard Keane watches the passing Liberal parade.

Brendan the bold. Brendan the risky

Brendan the bold. Brendan the risky

Brendan Nelson’s bid to end the destabilisation of his leadership is unlikely to succeed, writes Bernard Keane.

Smarter, more cocksure, Turnbull will take the fight to Rudd

Smarter, more cocksure, Turnbull will take the fight to Rudd

Malcolm Turnbull's key attributes, intelligence and ego, equip him well for the fight against Rudd, writes Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane.

Costello's slow revenge on his own party

Costello's slow revenge on his own party

I can’t help but think of Baldrick whenever someone suggests that Brendan Nelson can, now that Peter Costello has kinda sorta vacated the field, get some "clear air" in which to perform, writes Bernard Keane.

Costello's view of reality doesn't quite match up

Costello's view of reality doesn't quite match up

If the Liberal Party was hoping for Peter Costello to provide a guide to how to fix what ails it, the weekend’s extracts will have been alarmingly disappointing, writes Bernard Keane.

Liberal leadership: the board game

Liberal leadership: the board game

If you thought choosing a new Liberal leader was as simple as rolling a dice you were right! Play Liberal Leadership, the new board game from Crikey.

<i>The Oz</i> detached from reality on Costello memoir

The Oz detached from reality on Costello memoir

What a pack of clowns they are at The Weekend Australian, writes Bernard Keane.

Leadership II: Turnbull lovers can wait

Leadership II: Turnbull lovers can wait

There’s no counting of numbers or lobbying today, which suggests there’ll be no action initiated by Turnbull next week, writes Bernard Keane.

Transition or challenge, either way, bye bye Nelson

Transition or challenge, either way, bye bye Nelson

Turnbull might reflect -- in fact it would be strange if he hadn’t already -- that the winners of Australian politics are those who let nothing get in the way of their ambitions, writes Bernard Keane.