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.


Vaile of Arabia deserts the Opposition

March 5, 2008 6

It seems the National Party’s contempt for basic standards of political decency lives on, especially in Mark Vaile, writes Bernard Keane.

Housing affordability: when summits do good

March 5, 2008 1

Having mocked Labor’s penchant for summits as a stunt-based approach to government, it is important to acknowledge where summits have actually yielded something worthwhile, writes Bernard Keane.

Let’s hope the RBA remembers Keating’s recession

March 5, 2008 3

What’s to stop the Reserve Bank repeating the mistake of nearly twenty years ago? Bernard Keane writes.

Embrace the Sun King: Kevin quotes the Blair playbook

March 4, 2008 4

The Government’s embrace of News Ltd’s John Hartigan has Blairite echoes, writes Bernard Keane.

Campaign donations: time the public paid for politics

March 4, 2008 7

There's one way to fix the political donations mess: end them, writes Bernard Keane.

100 days of wonky stunts

March 3, 2008 6

100 Days is one of the lamest clichés of political journalism, writes Bernard Keane.

100 days: the report card

March 3, 2008 2

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That lobbyists’ register would help, Mr Rudd

March 3, 2008 1

The optics of the link between Rudd chief of staff David Epstein and his lobbyist wife Sandra Eccles are not good, writes Bernard Keane.

Why Brendan should give the west the single digit

February 29, 2008

Brendan Nelson might be wondering at the moment whether he wouldn't be better off if WA went its own way, writes Bernard Keane.

Kevin of the hundred days: a KPIs tale

February 29, 2008

FDR saved America’s financial system. Bob Hawke held an economic summit and released a major economic statement. Kevin Rudd has... mission statements, challenge areas – and loads of inquiries, writes Bernard Keane.