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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.

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.

The Howard Years: kickass guy action

The Howard Years: kickass guy action

This old guy, he’s seriously old, like he’s now nothing but eyebrows, but he’s tough and he’s in his mansion where he hangs out and he’s thinking back to some adventure, writes Bernard Keane.

Turnbull dumps his deputy in deficit denial doo doo

Turnbull dumps his deputy in deficit denial doo doo

If Malcolm Turnbull fully supports his Deputy and Shadow Treasurer, he had an odd way of showing it yesterday in Parliament, writes Bernard Keane.

Turnbull:

Turnbull: "no welcome mat for people smugglers"

The Federal Opposition is set to raise its focus on mandatory detention and border security, with this morning’s joint party room meeting debating illegal immigration at length, reports Bernard Kenae.

Who, we wonder, is out to get poor Julie Bishop?

Who, we wonder, is out to get poor Julie Bishop?

Someone is taking pot shots at Julie Bishop via The Australian. The question is, who, writes Bernard Keane.

Why did Kevin miss his big fundraising bash?

Why did Kevin miss his big fundraising bash?

The ALP held a first anniversary fundraising event in Sydney on Friday evening. But the star of the event was MIA. Bernard Keane muses on the reason.

The deep shame of Darwin Hospital's security record

The deep shame of Darwin Hospital's security record

The NT Health Minister is under intense pressure following the tabling of a damning report by the NT Health Services Commissioner on the s-xual assault of a five-month old Aboriginal girl in the paediatric ward of Royal Darwin Hospital in 2006, writes Bernard Keane.

Back to the bad old days of federal-state bickering

Back to the bad old days of federal-state bickering

Rudd's Government is, to use its own words, way behind the curve when it comes to the public desire for a fundamental reworking of federation, writes Bernard Keane.

Christmas time in the Press Gallery

Christmas time in the Press Gallery

Of Movember and annual party Christmas parties.

Roxon's ambassadors: homophobic, sexist and totally inappropriate

Roxon's ambassadors: homophobic, sexist and totally inappropriate

No Government should be entirely comfortable with such people as Warwick Marsh and Barry Williams as a representative of a taxpayer-funded program, writes Bernard Keane.