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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.

Properly managed, a horror Budget can both burnish a new Government’s economic credentials and boost its public standing, writes <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Horror budgets: a dummy's guide

Properly managed, a horror Budget can both burnish a new Government’s economic credentials and boost its public standing, writes Bernard Keane.

The warning that carers’ bonuses may be scrapped in the Budget is only the first of what are likely to be a number of razor slash stories between now and Budget night, writes <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

This razor gang might just be a cut above the rest

The warning that carers’ bonuses may be scrapped in the Budget is only the first of what are likely to be a number of razor slash stories between now and Budget night, writes Bernard Keane.

John Howard has had to retreat to the United States to defend his record, writes <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Mr Howard goes to Washington

John Howard has had to retreat to the United States to defend his record, writes Bernard Keane.

Vaile of Arabia isn’t going anywhere, but what about the rest of the Government-in-exile? asks <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Pollie bludgers: Should they stay or should they go?

Vaile of Arabia isn’t going anywhere, but what about the rest of the Government-in-exile? asks Bernard Keane.

Is there room for another McKew-style glamour candidate to snare an upset win in Higgins? asks <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Fly away Peter?

Is there room for another McKew-style glamour candidate to snare an upset win in Higgins? asks Bernard Keane.

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

Vaile of Arabia deserts the Opposition

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

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 <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Housing affordability: when summits do good

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.

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

Let's hope the RBA remembers Keating's recession

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

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

Embrace the Sun King: Kevin quotes the Blair playbook

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

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

Campaign donations: time the public paid for politics

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

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