Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy is national affairs correspondent at The Age. She has been reporting on federal politics for more than a decade, starting at The Australian Financial Review, where she was Canberra chief of staff from 2001 to 2004, and moving to The Australian as a specialist writer from 2004 to 2006. She joined The Age in 2006. In 2008, she won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism.

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Cajoling, strategising paid dividends for ALP

Katharine Murphy Strategist Bruce Hawker was an effective behind-the-scenes hub for camp Labor.

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Same old conflicts, different players

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Katharine Murphy The three rural independents who will determine the next Prime Minister of Australia have made much of a new consensus model for politics.

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Ignored in the campaign, the bush now rules

Katharine Murphy Ironic isn't it? A five-week election campaign largely fought in western Sydney and metropolitan Brisbane - yet the prime ministership will ultimately be decided in the country.

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A final confrontation - with the man in the mirror

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Katharine Murphy Tony Abbott's biggest battle is always the fight deep within himself: he was always going to approach the election witching hour fighting his own frailties.

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Abbott team barnstorms Queensland

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Katharine Murphy Louise Abbott joins her father on the hustings in Queensland and almost puts her foot in it.

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Who will prevail in battle of two Tonys?

Katharine Murphy It was the last set piece event of the campaign and Tony Abbott wasn't inclined to waste it.

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On-song Prime Minister accentuates the positive

Katharine Murphy Has the country cheered up in just a week? Clearly, Labor backroom types hope so because Julia Gillard veered to the positive.

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Townsville shivers: all this and Kevin too

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Katharine Murphy The driving rain finally cleared. The good people of Townsville shivered like it was winter; a crisp morning of 12 degrees, completely uncivilised.

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SwanAir's textbook landing in central Qld

Katharine Murphy In the mines outside Gladstone, the workers have a nickname for Julia Gillard. Apparently they call her Ronald McDonald.

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Beautiful speech, free of content

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Katharine Murphy No money was spent, in 'new' policy terms it was almost content-free, but despite its deficiencies, Tony Abbott delivered an extraordinary speech.

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