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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.

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd's car plan is Labor at its worst

Rudd's car plan is Labor at its worst

When it comes to rent-seeking, everyone is a strategic industry, writes Bernard Keane.

Death to working families: Rudd gets decisive

Death to working families: Rudd gets decisive

The target of the Government’s keyword tactic is the voter who probably doesn’t read a newspaper, writes Bernard Keane.

Setting Sydney's coast on fire

Setting Sydney's coast on fire

Energie Future has applied for licences to explore for coal deposits to use in a gasification project that would involve the deposits being set alight to produce gas, writes Bernard Keane.

ABC learning collapse is a policy failure

ABC learning collapse is a policy failure

Successive governments have failed to think long-term about the provision of childcare for Australians. It’s time the Rudd Government corrected that failure, writes Bernard Keane.

Kevin the bureaucrat and the petitions committee

Kevin the bureaucrat and the petitions committee

The House of Representatives petitions committee, which could be used by the Opposition as a sort of mini-Estimates process if they had their wits about them, writes Bernard Keane.

PM's office changes history, avoids embarrassment

PM's office changes history, avoids embarrassment

Perhaps the Prime Minister misspoke, and that’s no sin. A bit naughty to change the transcript, however, writes Bernard Keane.

Wanted -- one agenda for Federal Government.

Wanted -- one agenda for Federal Government.

Judging by Wayne Swan’s performance yesterday, he was so flabbergasted by what the international financial crisis has done to his budget that he’d become thoroughly disorientated, writes Bernard Keane.

Obama, race, religion and Albrechtsen

Obama, race, religion and Albrechtsen

Most Americans might no longer have an hang-up about race, but Janet Albrechtsen sure does, writes Bernard Keane.

The fiscal massacre that laid the Rudd agenda to rest

The fiscal massacre that laid the Rudd agenda to rest

Turns out we missed the opportunity to invest the proceeds of the mining boom and we’ll have to wait until the Rise of China and India Part II reaches these shores several years hence, writes Bernard Keane.