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.


Rudd and AustChina: Moral shields won’t protect him

March 18, 2008 20

The Government’s links with Beijing AustChina are only just starting to attract scrutiny, writes Bernard Keane.

Kate Ellis, the Claytons Minister for Binge Drinking?

March 18, 2008

Why wasn't Kate Ellis, the relevent Minister central to the Government’s binge drinking crackdown, consulted about the development of the package? asks Bernard Keane.

The Libs need a full Nelson

March 17, 2008 2

Bleak times for Liberals? Fortunately, not everyone is so negative, writes Bernard Keane.

The Australian: L’Étranger, le joke

March 17, 2008 8

The Australian is now officially detached. From reality, writes Bernard Keane.

Wong’s time line may be just hot air

March 17, 2008 12

Despite stretching out between now and late 2009, Penny Wong’s timeline won’t be easy, writes Bernard Keane.

Gillard makes Question Time her own; Nelson regains ground

March 14, 2008 2

The Opposition won't be too unhappy with their performance in Parliament this week, reports Bernard Keane.

Labor’s Beijing connections continue to perplex

March 14, 2008

There are a number of aspects to the connection between Beijing AustChina and senior ALP figures that continue to perplex, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd and Gillard face the realities of restraint

March 14, 2008

For the past decade, no-one has had to worry too much about the inflationary impact of wage rises. No more, writes Bernard Keane.

Will slow turtle Kevin still win the race?

March 13, 2008

The debate over whether the first months of the Rudd Government have seen real achievement might be assessed in the context of progress on a number of major initiatives. Or lack thereof, writes Bernard Keane.

China connections II: Kevin’s oriental odyssey

March 13, 2008 3

Austchina began a dedicated attempt to woo prominent ALP members shortly after the 2004 election, reports Bernard Keane.