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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.

Nelsonian Newspoll figures for Turnbull

Nelsonian Newspoll figures for Turnbull

The only joy for the Coalition is surely that it cannot get any worse than this, so by definition it's all up from here, writes Bernard Keane.

Greenhouse niggard to review treasury ETS modelling

Greenhouse niggard to review treasury ETS modelling

Climate action opponent Brian Fisher should have automatically been excluded from any “independent” review of the modelling, writes Bernard Keane.

Christian Lobby sees the light on homophobic claims

Christian Lobby sees the light on homophobic claims

The Australian Christian Lobby has removed a link to the homophobic document 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters, writes Bernard Keane.

ETS target whittled away by interest groups

ETS target whittled away by interest groups

I noted when the Government’s Green Paper emerged that it proposed a scheme that was only two-thirds effective anyway, and would be watered down further under pressure from rentseekers and corporate sooks and whingers. Sadly, that appears to be exactly what has happened, writes Bernard Keane.

Turnbull's shocker of a week

Turnbull's shocker of a week

Last night’s split on the Government’s infrastructure bill capped off what turned out to be a shocker of a week for the Coalition, writes Bernard Keane.

ALP and Liberal backflips in the final hour of parliament

ALP and Liberal backflips in the final hour of parliament

The mass abstention was a poor look for Turnbull, especially with his Senate leader being amongst their number, writes Bernard Keane.

No asylum from the Opposition's xenophobia

No asylum from the Opposition's xenophobia

It’s okay for Coalition Governments to seek investment from Middle Eastern countries, but when a Labor Government does it, it’s Whitlamesque mendicancy to swarthy Arabs types, writes Bernard Keane.

Schools Assistance Bill is a victory for Gillard

Schools Assistance Bill is a victory for Gillard

Whether Julia Gillard is, as Malcolm Turnbull says, "very nasty" or not, she gets results, writes Bernard Keane.

Aviation Green Paper stuck in a timewarp

Aviation Green Paper stuck in a timewarp

The Aviation Green Paper is one of the more outright protectionist documents that has issued from an Australian Government for some years, writes Bernard Keane.

Bishop all but in hiding while Liberals innovate

Bishop all but in hiding while Liberals innovate

The focus will again be on Julie Bishop in Question Time today after she failed ask a single question yesterday, writes Bernard Keane.