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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.

Crikey's 2008 Canberra quiz: test your inner wonk

Crikey's 2008 Canberra quiz: test your inner wonk

Bernard Keane has put together the inaugural Crikey 22-Question Canberra Wonkout Quiz. Do you know the answers to these probing interrogatories?

Crikey's 2008 Canberra quiz: test your inner wonk

Crikey's 2008 Canberra quiz: test your inner wonk

We told you we’d be asking questions, so we hope you’ve been paying attention. Crikey’s Canberra Correspondent Bernard Keane is full bottle on all that has happened in the federal parliament through 2008 and he’s put together the inaugural Crikey 22-Question Canberra Wonkout Quiz. Do you know the answers to these probing interrogatories? How did Julie […]

Rudd's no reformer, he's an economic conservative to the core

Rudd's no reformer, he's an economic conservative to the core

There’s a pattern emerging in Kevin Rudd’s approach to economic policy, and it’s not a healthy one, writes Bernard Keane.

Telstra's too cool broadband bid

Telstra's too cool broadband bid

Which part of the word “mandatory” doesn’t Telstra understand? Asks Bernard Keane.

Rudd's talking out of his mandate

Rudd's talking out of his mandate

Well done, Mr Rudd -- you’ve invented a scheme that actually punishes low emitters and rewards heavy emitters, writes Bernard Keane.

Keane: We're all missing the point

Keane: We're all missing the point

As I leafed through the vast folder looking for information, I became aware that a number of journalists around me had skipped straight to Chapter 17, where household assistance measures were discussed. Bernard Keane reports from the lock up.

Polluter assistance and 5% target: Rudd's CO2 fail

Polluter assistance and 5% target: Rudd's CO2 fail

The Government has restructured its emissions trading scheme to deliver even greater assistance to Australia’s biggest polluters, writes Bernard Keane.

Of deficit, surplus and stimulus-a-thon

Of deficit, surplus and stimulus-a-thon

It was only a couple of weeks ago that the word on everyone’s lips was deficit, writes Bernard Keane.

Our biggest polluters have won

Our biggest polluters have won

The surrender is virtually complete. Our biggest polluters have won, and the rest of us will be paying for it under a joke of an emissions trading scheme that encompasses a significant transfer of wealth to our largest polluters, writes Bernard Keane.

Liberals' lucrative love affair with big tobacco

Liberals' lucrative love affair with big tobacco

The NSW Liberal Party continues to accept donations from tobacco companies despite both Malcolm Turnbull and Joe Hockey urging people to quit smoking, writes Bernard Keane.