Federal Politics

James Massola

James Massola is chief political reporter in the Canberra bureau. He was a Walkley finalist in 2015 and has worked in the federal press gallery for eight years, including stints for The Australian Financial Review and The Australian before joining the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are both trying to come to grips with the fact that ...

How to be an outsider when you're already an insider

When people switch on the television news, or open a newspaper or website, invariably the story of the day in federal politics is reported as one politician besting the other, or putting the other in his or her place.