Phillip Coorey

Phillip Coorey

Phillip Coorey is the Australian Financial Review's Chief Political Correspondent, based in Canberra. Previously he was the Chief Political Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and 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.

No victory but a job well done: Abbott

Phillip Coorey, Tarin Kowt Tony Abbott came to Afghanistan on Monday to signal the end of the 12-year mission there and declare Australia's longest war had failed to secure victory.

NSW backs disability plan

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell speak to the media on the NDIS during a press conference

Phillip Coorey THE 140,000 disabled people in NSW will be guaranteed care and support within five years after the federal and NSW governments reached a $6 billion deal to implement the national disability insurance...

Enemy within still the danger: Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull

Phillip Coorey MALCOLM TURNBULL has portrayed himself as the antithesis of Tony Abbott's political mentor, B.A. Santamaria, the staunch protectionsist and founder of the Democratic Labor Party.

PM to lean on 'dynamic' states over disability insurance

Julia Gillard at the National Disability Services CEO Conference in Sydney

Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will use this week's meeting with the state and territory leaders to lean on Queensland and Western Australia to commit to the national disability insurance scheme,...

Opposition insists Gillard misled authorities and demands inquiry

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Phillip Coorey THE opposition has stepped up its claims that the Prime Minister broke the law 20 years ago and says that if the government does not launch a judicial inquiry, it will do so if it is elected.

Bishop attack misfires after phone gaffe

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop.

Phillip Coorey THE government has branded the opposition deputy leader, Julie Bishop, a liar and an embarrassment after she claimed not to know she was talking on the phone last week to the self-confessed fraudster...

Gillard reassures Israel of backing despite UN vote

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has sought to placate an angry Jewish lobby with strong words of support in Parliament for Israel after Australia backed Palestine at the United Nations.

Gillard forced to retreat on Israel

Prime Minister Julia Gillard during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 27 November 2012.

Phillip Coorey Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been forced to withdraw Australia's support for Israel in an upcoming United Nations vote after being opposed by the vast majority of her cabinet and warned she would...

'Unsustainable' mining tax must be fixed - Oakeshott

Independent MP Rob Oakeshott.

Phillip Coorey THE federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott has declared the mining tax ''unsustainable'' and said unless federal and state governments sort out the dispute over royalties, the tax must be brought back...

Mining tax unsustainable, says Oakeshott

Independent MP Rob Oakeshott.

Phillip Coorey The federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott has declared the mining tax "unsustainable" and said unless the federal and state governments sort out the dispute over royalties, the tax must be brought...

Victims may be able to sue church

Phillip Coorey, Jacqueline Maley Victims of sexual abuse would be able to sue the Catholic Church for compensation as a result of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse, legal experts say.

Labor's poll shows black hole in west of Sydney

Phillip Coorey NSW has become federal Labor's worst black spot, and the government would lose more than 10 seats - predominantly in western Sydney and some held by ministers - if an election was held soon.

Victims to be able to sue church

Catholic church

Phillip Coorey, Jacqueline Maley VICTIMS of sexual abuse would be able to sue the Catholic Church for compensation as a result of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse, legal experts say.

Coalition would scale down protection for car manufacturers

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Phillip Coorey Government says opposition plan would wreck the industry and cost more than 200,000 jobs.

One man v the system: power industry says sorry

Bruce and Belinda  Robertson with their family

Michael West, Phillip Coorey IN THE morning, Bruce Robertson and his family were facing a lawsuit from six state electricity giants. By early afternoon, they were fielding an apology.

Abbott in trouble again after 'urban Aboriginal' remark

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Phillip Coorey TONY ABBOTT has moved to build bridges with one of his own MPs, Ken Wyatt, after a falling out caused by Mr Abbott labelling him an ''urban Aboriginal''.

Protection of Confession under heavy fire

Confession

Phillip Coorey POLITICIANS of all persuasions, from Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott down, say Catholic priests must not be exempt from having to report child abuse to police should they hear it in the confession of a...

Jail threat for clergy who hide abuse

George Pell

Josephine Tovey, Phillip Coorey MEMBERS of the clergy would face jail for failing to report knowledge of sexual abuse gained during confession, with pressure growing to lift the confidentiality laws that protect them.

Rare point of political unity as justice proved unstoppable

Phillip Coorey When Prime Minister Julia Gillard walked into cabinet at 4pm on Monday, she had already decided to hold a broad-ranging royal commission into the sexual abuse of children.

Abbott should leave attacks to deputies, say Liberals

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Phillip Coorey TONY ABBOTT has attributed his latest popularity plunge to ''nasty, personal'' attacks by Labor, as Liberal MPs confided their leader needed to cut down his media appearances to soften his own...