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 Dam(n) all the madness. Welcome to our live coverage of politics from the national capital.
Katharine Murphy First steps to recognition. Welcome to our live coverage of politics from the national capital.
Katharine Murphy Mining taxes, costings and call me maybe. Welcome to our live coverage of politics from the national capital.
Katharine Murphy What does a new dam in far north Queensland have to do with a traffic snarl in western Sydney? Nothing at all, actually, despite some heroic connect-the-dots efforts by Labor ministers last week.
Katharine Murphy Both major parties are scrambling to counter the new populist hero.
Katharine Murphy Northern Exposure? Welcome to our live coverage of politics from the national capital.
Katharine Murphy Welcome to our live coverage of politics from the national capital, kicking off with the Prime Minister's statement on closing the gap.
Katharine Murphy Welcome to our live coverage of the resumption of federal parliament for 2013.
Katharine Murphy Ideas are on the way back. This is a bold call given post-truth politics is meant to have triumphed and I've been deeply pessimistic for most of this year.
Katharine Murphy In an election year, our leaders must connect with us on a deeper level.
Katharine Murphy Bob Katter is convinced he can achieve what Pauline Hanson couldn't - become a third force.
Katharine Murphy ALL Suzie Katter wants for Christmas is for her husband to dress better and talk less. Bob has other things on his Christmas list: winning 12 lower house seats and five Senate spots in the federal...
Katharine Murphy Mexico Peso Rises as U.S. Budget Talks Boost Export Outlook^c.2012 Bloomberg NewsBy Ben BainDec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s peso rose to a three-month high amid speculation that U.S.
Katharine Murphy For a backroom boy, John McTernan attracts a lot of column centimetres. There's a negative perception inside the government that the Prime Minister's senior communications adviser courts publicity.
Katharine Murphy The tango between pollies and the media is changing. But will voters benefit?
Katharine Murphy News Limited journalist Steve Lewis 'was motivated by the opportunity to obtain newsworthy stories' - not by the political interests and intrigues of his sources, Federal Court Justice Steven Rares...
Katharine Murphy After the 'pranked' nurse tragedy, the media needs to look deep into its heart.
Katharine Murphy So unspeakably awful. Can a prank call by a couple of commercial radio ''funsters'' from Australia really have triggered a woman's suicide in London?
Katharine Murphy Teachers are truly wonderful people. Anyone who has wandered onto the grounds of an ordinary neighbourhood public school gets that these people aren't in the occupation for the glory.
Katharine Murphy As we head to an election, we deserve more than negativity.