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 Next week or not at all, says the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy of his media reform package.
Katharine Murphy The American election campaign is a guide to our own coming contest.
Katharine Murphy Cobbling together quick solutions is one thing. Long-term is harder.
Katharine Murphy Adrian Dodd, on Twitter, pretended to agree with Mr Hockey's analysis of Wayne Swan. ''I loved him in Wolf Creek.'' Blogger Possum Comitatus did not pretend to agree. He demurred.
Katharine Murphy A BIT out of the blue, this fight between Canberra and Queensland over approval for a $6.4 billion coal project owned by Gina Rinehart and the Indian conglomerate GVK? Possibly, it looks that way.
Katharine Murphy Talk of the looming death of newspapers blurs the issue. What's really under threat in the shift from print to digital is a commercially sustainable 'objective' model for news.
Katharine Murphy SLICK operation, the Rudd family.
Katharine Murphy Julia Gillard's bid to lead from the front signals a new phase for the party.
Katharine Murphy Julia Gillard's tactics reflect a government afflicted by an addiction to short-termism.
Katharine Murphy The current talk isn't about another thrill-kill, for the hell of it — a bit more gratuitous violence.
Katharine Murphy If the polls reflect reality, the Opposition Leader is in the box seat to reshape Australia in his own image. But will he?