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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.

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.

Sarah Palin: V-agra of the people

Sarah Palin: V-agra of the people

The neoconservative and big business Republicans, and their supporters in places like Australia, may find that Palin is every bit as much the outsider she claims to be, writes Bernard Keane.

Malcolm Turnbull -- time to go for the full Nelson

Malcolm Turnbull -- time to go for the full Nelson

Malcolm Turnbull needs to move quickly – next week, preferably – to take the Liberal leadership and get conservative politics out of this leadership absurdity, write Bernard Keane.

Costello overlooks his own unpopularity in memoir

Costello overlooks his own unpopularity in memoir

Costello’s argument is that if John Howard had managed the transition issue better, Prime Minister Costello would now be calling the shots, writes Bernard Keane.

ABC digital: 12 hours of kids TV

ABC digital: 12 hours of kids TV

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott has flagged the establishment of a C-SPAN-like public affairs channel and a dedicated children’s channel, writes Bernard Keane.