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 THE capacity for selfish and destructive behaviour within the Labor Party never ceases to amaze.
Jessica Wright and Phillip Coorey Senior Government figures have rounded on Lindsay Tanner over his characterisation of Labor as soulless and without purpose or conviction.
Phillip Coorey JULIA Gillard has emerged from her first full day of meetings at the United Nations, saying Australia was encouraged about winning a seat on the UN Security Council but next month's vote was too...
Phillip Coorey 'Thankfully it's not show and tell,' said a senior member of Australia's delegation to New York this week. 'It's our best hope.'
Phillip Coorey LABOR has become an electoral machine largely devoid of purpose and risks a period of "unprecedented bleakness", the former finance minister and party powerbroker Lindsay Tanner says.
Phillip Coorey The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr, has accused Tony Abbott of having a blinkered view of the world for opposing Australia's bid for the United Nations Security Council.
Phillip Coorey A stomach bug has felled Julia Gillard, forcing her to cancel three significant events on the first full day of her visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Phillip Coorey The Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has had to deliver a major speech on behalf of Julia Gillard in New York last night after the Prime Minister fell ill.
Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has outlined a national interest case for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, saying Australia is central to a region rapidly gaining influence.
Phillip Coorey, New York Prime Minister Julia Gillard warns that Australia must become Asia-literate and Asia-capable if it is to sustain the economy well into the future.
Phillip Coorey, New York Prime Minister Julia Gillard has outlined a national interest case for Australia winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Phillip Coorey, New York Prime Minister to focus on African nations in last push for non-permanent Security Council seat.
Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will focus heavily on African nations while in New York this week as she leads the final concerted push for Australia to win a non-permanent seat on the United...
Phillip Coorey When Julia Gillard touches down in New York this morning, she will be on a mission from Rudd. It was on a Saturday afternoon, 4 1/2 years ago, during his first major overseas odyssey as prime...
Phillip Coorey and Jessica Wright A CALL to cull the number of political staffers in ministerial offices by half has been met with outrage by public service unions who say the suggestion, made by the head of the Business Council of...
Phillip Coorey THE Business Council of Australia has deplored the decline of the public service, saying intimidation by growing legions of political staffers has led increasingly to poor policy that hurts the...
Phillip Coorey, James Robertson CORY BERNARDI arrived in London unrepentant about his claim that legalised gay marriage could be extended to include bestiality and arguing he was a victim of ''modern politics''.
Phillip Coorey Cory Bernardi has arrived in London unrepentant about is claim gay marriage could lead to bestialty and arguing he was a vicitim of ''modern politics''.
Phillip Coorey THE Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has warned his frontbenchers, including the Nationals, that they face the sack if they ''freelance'' between now and the next election.
Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and one of Australia's greatest refugee success stories, Frank Lowy, joined forces last night to defend multiculturalism against criticisms prompted by the riots in...