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 All politics is local, goes the maxim. It's a quaint notion in our globalised world, and yet it's still substantially true. Here's a case study to illustrate the point.
Katharine Murphy Over this past weekend I've read too many last columns from friends and colleagues who are leaving journalism; the best of the best. Melancholia feels the only reasonable response.
Katharine Murphy SLICK operation, the Rudd family.
Katharine Murphy If you want to consider Australia's 'Asian Century' conundrum in one case-study, look no further than the story of Huawei, the communications giant and China's largest privately owned company.