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 Universities join the miners in using ads to gain influence.
Katharine Murphy There has been no shadowy coup against former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu - simply an ''orderly transition to a new premier'', Tony Abbott says.
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 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.