Phillip Coorey joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 2005 and is the paper's Chief Political Correspondent, based in Canberra. Previously he was the Political Editor for Adelaide's The Advertiser. He has been in the Canberrra Press Gallery since 1998, except for 2003 and 2004 when he was the New York correspondent for News Ltd.
Phillip Coorey TONY ABBOTT has mocked Julia Gillard's decision to attend next month's royal wedding, saying she does not believe in God, the monarchy or marriage.
PHILLIP COOREY in WASHINGTON JULIA GILLARD will begin her first bilateral visit to the United States tonight with a gesture aimed at teaching Americans that Australians fought alongside them in Vietnam.
Phillip Coorey TONY ABBOTT has told his frontbenchers their enemies are in Labor's ranks, not their own, as he described the actions of those who had leaked against the party as unconscionable.
Phillip Coorey MOMENTUM is building internally for the Coalition to move beyond its attack-dog role and to start articulating ideas of its own, including a return to a hard-line industrial relations policy.