McKinnon Prize 2018 Selection Panel

Laura Tingle

Journalist, Essayist and Author Laura Tingle has reported on Australian politics and policy for more than 35 years. In 2018, she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as chief political correspondent for its flagship current affairs program 7.30, after 16 years with the Australian Financial Review where she was political editor, and previously, senior reporting positions with other major Australian mastheads. A multi-award winning journalist, she is the author of Chasing the Future – a book about the early 1990s recession; and three Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations (2012); Political Amnesia (2015) and Follow the Leader (2018). An assembly of her essays, In Search of Good Government, was published in 2017.

She also regularly appears on Insiders on ABC TV and Late Night Live on ABC Radio.