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 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 Julia Gillard's tactics reflect a government afflicted by an addiction to short-termism.