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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.

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.

Not too late for Conroy to stack broadband

Not too late for Conroy to stack broadband

Nick Minchin is right in predicting that there’ll be more litigation from Telstra – or its competitors – before this is over, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd's Asia-Pacific Community DOA

Rudd's Asia-Pacific Community DOA

Rudd himself has argued that Australia must pursue “middle-power diplomacy”. Hopefully at some point he’ll accept the logic of that himself and stop trying to change the world single-handedly, writes Bernard Keane.

Keeping count of Rudd's overseas trips

Keeping count of Rudd's overseas trips

Keeping track of Prime Ministerial travel can be tricky. When the Tele was claiming sixteen trips, Ninemsn was saying eight, writes Bernard Keane.

Freeview, digital and analogue teevee: commercial station's big temper tantrum

Freeview, digital and analogue teevee: commercial station's big temper tantrum

So what’s Freeview? Well, it’s not like the UK Freeview. In fact it’s not clear what it is, because it’s not a new service of any kind, writes Bernard Keane.

Anti-gay bigots on Roxon's mens' health taskforce

Anti-gay bigots on Roxon's mens' health taskforce

Two men with rather peculiar views on men's health issues are part of the government's team of men's health ambassaors, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd's fortnight -- no sleep till Lima

Rudd's fortnight -- no sleep till Lima

Rudd is no ordinary control freak. This is the guy who isn’t merely his own Foreign Minister, he’s his own minister for pretty much everything except Julia Gillard’s area, writes Bernard Keane.

A little credibility deficit at Turnbull's second coming

A little credibility deficit at Turnbull's second coming

Malcolm Turnbull was busy creating a straw man out of the deficit when he spoke at the National Press Club yesterday, writes Bernard Keane.

2020 summit: what Cate did next (not much actually)

2020 summit: what Cate did next (not much actually)

Establishing an independent project assessment mechanism in Infrastructure Australia, or an all-singing, all-dancing tax review, or a health reform commission can lead to self-generated political pressure, writes Bernard Keane.