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.
Katharine Murphy Gillard government's accelerated timetable would see launch sites in place next year.
Katharine Murphy Julia Gillard's tactics reflect a government afflicted by an addiction to short-termism.
Katharine Murphy Julia Gillard is flying home to renewed muttering over her political judgment and her leadership as the government struggles to defend its position on the besieged Speaker.
Michelle Grattan and Katharine Murphy Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper releases 13 Cabcharge dockets in a bid to refute allegations of criminal behaviour made against him by a staff member.
Katharine Murphy Mr Murdoch's statement to the inquiry was intended as complete rebuttal. But truth is there could be no more succinct or categorical acknowledgement of his power.
Katharine Murphy The Coalition says it is yet to decide whether to support the Gillard government's $215 million lifeline for Holden, despite the continuing shake-out buffeting the local car industry.
Katharine Murphy The discrimination against same-sex couples should end, but progress on the issue can't be taken for granted.
Katharine Murphy OF course, being Bob Brown, he did it entirely, implacably, theatrically, appropriately, his way.
Katharine Murphy and Josh Gordon The Gillard government is open to a significant push from Victoria and business leaders to fast-track politically sensitive environmental approvals before developments.
Katharine Murphy Visiting Chinese commerce minister, raises concerns about Huawei's exclusion from NBN.
Katharine Murphy CHINA has an opening today at the political level to raise its objections to the federal government's decision to ban telco Huawei from any part in the rollout of the national broadband network (NBN).
Katharine Murphy FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr is taking to the skies in his new portfolio, travelling to the United States and Europe for a series of high-level meetings.
Katharine Murphy A rare insight into how business is sometimes done in Canberra.
Katharine Murphy It might be the stuff of a comedy sketch, if it wasn't extremely serious. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions today has had to issue a statement pointing out the obvious: they are...
Josh Gordon and Katharine Murphy Victoria has lashed out at Canberra over concerns the GST could be used to force state tax reform ahead of talks between state and federal treasurers.
Katharine Murphy ANALYSIS
Katharine Murphy IS the Prime Minister really less intelligent, less hard working, more arrogant and narrow-minded than she was last June? Voters seem to think so.
Katharine Murphy If you want to consider Australia's 'Asian Century' conundrum in one case-study, look no further than the story of Huawei, the communications giant and China's largest privately owned company.
Katharine Murphy The golden rule of polite public discourse - don't mention the war, or the PM's bum.
Katharine Murphy Australia faces the risk of an alarming shortage of qualified nurses by 2025, according to report.