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Ms Laura Tingle

Journalist, Essayist and Author Laura Tingle has spent most of her 35 year career reporting on Australian federal politics, and the country’s major policy debate. She is the Australian Financial Review’s political editor, and has written on economics and politics for The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the AFR. She is the author of Chasing the Future – a book about the recession of the early 1990s; of two Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations: Government, entitlement and an Angry Nation (2012) and Political Amnesia: How we forgot how to govern (2015); and of In Search of Good Government (2017). She has won two Walkley Awards and the Paul Lyneham Award for Press Gallery Journalism.

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