CONTACTS: journalists and media

MurdochtweetRemarks and compilation by Barry Tucker  @btckr

Complaints of biased political reporting continue to be received in 2013/14/15. News outlets most often complained about were the Murdoch-owned News Corp Australia newspapers, channel Ten (The Bolt Report) and the ABC (television, news websites and Twitter accounts). During late 2012 and increasingly in early 2013, complaints were being made about bias in the ABC’s complaints handling process. The Fairfax-owned press began to soften its Labor bias soon after Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s “misogyny speech” (9 October, 2012), but resumed its negative stance following a poor performance by Labor in a mid-February Nielsen poll.

Some time ago (it’s hard to say exactly when, or why) mainstream news media (MSM, and I include the ABC in that group) began to abandon the principles of objectivity, fairness and balance.

The Action Front for Truth in News Media is running a campaign to contact the leading political journalists in Australia and ask them to restore the commitment to fair and balanced reporting and, at the same time, to restore public confidence in their reporting. The former Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, introduced watered down legislation for further media regulation and to improve diversity in mid-March, 2013, but four of the six Bills were withdrawn following stiff opposition from media proprietors and some Independent MPs.

In keeping with my policy of encouraging individual action, this database has been created to provide a one-stop shop of contact information for individuals who want to support this campaign. Details will be added as they become available.

NOTE: If the links don’t work for you, use Copy & Paste.


Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery


The press gallery includes studios for the major TV networks (ABC, SBS, Ch9, Ch7, Ch10) and some radio networks.

The Wikipedia entry below provides links to biographies of these journalists: Paul Bongiorno, Malcolm Farr, Karen Middleton, Laurie Oakes, Mark Riley, Hugh Riminton, Dennis Shanahan, David Speers and Chris Uhlmann.

Press Gallery committee

Phillip Hudson, President (News Corp Aust, Herald Sun)
David Speers, Vice President (Sky News)
James Massola, Secretary (Fairfax Media, The Australian Financial Review)
Nick Haggarty, Treasurer (ABC cameraman)
General committee: Gary Ramage (News Corp photographer), Andrew Meares (Fairfax Media photographer), Mark Riley (Ch7 News Editor), Lauren Gianoli (2GB  reporter)




THE GUARDIAN (Guardian News & Media Limited/TheScott Trust)

Australia | @GuardianAus

The Guardian’s principle source of funding is The Scott Trust. Read about it here:

Editor-in-Chief, Guardian newspapers, Alan Rusbridger @arusbridger

Editor-in-Chief, Australian on-line edition, Emily Wilson @emilyhwilson

Founding Australian edition editor Katharine Viner (@KathViner) has moved to New York to edit The Guardian US edition.

The Guardian’s editorial and technical staff at launch, complete with picture, Twitter and email address, can be found here.

The Guardian launched its Australian edition on 27 May, 2013.

The Guardian has a variety of digital and print editions. See here for subscription details.



(funded mainly by universities)  |

Managing Editor, Misha Ketchell @mishaketch Previously at Media Watch, The Age and Editor of

Politics and Society Editor, Rory Cahill





Launched 1 March, 2014, and appearing Saturday’s, 48 times a year and specialising in “narrative journalism”. The publisher, Morry Schwartz, also publishes The Monthly.

Associate Publisher, Chris Feik

Editor, Erik Jensen

Deputy Editor, Cindy MacDonald

Production Editor, Michael Nolan

Chief Political Correspondent, Sophie Morris

Chief Correspondent, Martin McKenzie-Murray

Sydney Correspondent, Mike Seccombe

Copy Editors, Jacqueline Bos, Katelin Morris

Web development, Owen Kelly, Chris Ward

Online Content Co-ordinator, Georgina Gailbraith


THE AGE (Fairfax Media Ltd) )

Letters to the Editor, email

Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Holden @EICTheAge

News Director, Mark Forbes @forbes007

Political Editor, Michael Gordon  |

National Affairs Editor, Tony Wright

Online Contributing Editor, Finance, Michael Pascoe @MichaelPascoe01

Weekend Features Editor, The Age & The Sunday Age, Mary-Anne Toy
Education Editor, Jewel Topsfield
Phone (03) 8667 2059   |  email

Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, Dan Harrison   |  email

Sub-editor, news desk, Michelle Griffin

The Age Investigations Unit
Investigative journalist, Ben Schneiders
Email Investigative Unit tips or requests to:
Phone (03) 8667 2735



Editor, Margaret Easterbrook ‏


THE SUNDAY AGE (Fairfax Media Ltd)

Deputy Editor, Duska Sulicich ‏

State Political Editor, Farrah Tomazin

Weekly Columnist (author and broadcaster), Bruce Guthrie

Online Editor, Write to [??] PO Box 257, Melbourne VIC 3001


BRISBANE TIMES (Fairfax Media Ltd)

Deputy Editor, Danielle Cronin

State Political Reporter, Amy Remeikis


Homepage Editor, Cameron Atfield


CANBERRA TIMES (Fairfax Media Ltd)  |  email

Phone (02) 6280 2211

9 Pirie Street, Fyshwick, ACT 2609

PO Box 7155, Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610

Letters to the Editor:

email (no attachments)

Fax a letter to Editor (02) 6280 2282

Editor, Scott Hannaford   Phone (02) 6280 2211

News Editor,  xxxxx [RFI sent Dec 30, 2012, re-sent 9/1/2013]

Political Editor,  xxxxx

Editor-at-large, Jack Waterford

Journalist, columnist, Noel Towell

City and entertainment journalist at The Chronicle. Also a writer for The Canberra Times’ In The City magazine and Fly,  Joni Scanlon



Phone (02) 6280 2211

Letters to the Editor (no attachments)

Fax a letter to Editor (02) 6280 2282

News tips: email

Read more:


CANBERRA CITYNEWS     Twitter @city_news


COURIER-MAIL (News Corp Aust.)  |

Phone 1300 30 40 20

Fax a letter to the Editor (07) 3666 6690

Contact Editor by email

GPO Box 130, Brisbane, QLD 4001

Editorial Director, David Fagan dismissed, 21 June, 2013

Editor, Michael Crutcher  dismissed June 2013. Disputed, subject to legal action

Editor, Chris Dore, apntd June 2013 (ex Sunday Times, Perth)

Deputy Editor, Courier-Mail & Sunday Mail, Steele Tallon

News Editor,  xxxxx (data needed)

Courier-Mail columnist and assistant editor, Paul Syvret

National Political Correspondent, Steven Scott ‏

State Political Reporter, Sarah Vogler ‏

(Koren Helbig is now a freelance, based in Europe) email

Columnist, Saturday edition, Madonna King  |



Reporters, Jeremy Pierce and Greg Stolz



News Editor, Alex Tilbury


THE SUNSHINE COAST DAILY (Sunshine Coast Newspaper Co Pty Ltd, APN group)

Newspaper Place and Dalton Drive, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

PO Box 56, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Phone (07) 5430 8000

Editor-in-chief, Darren Burnett

Phone (07) 5430 8081  |  mobile 0407 589 114


Newsdesk:  |  phone (07) 5430 8058

Features Editor, Shirley Sinclair (07) 5430 1005

Reporter, Kathy Sundstrom

Letters to the editor: email:

Editorial Fax (07) 5443 5150


Other publications in this group:

Bribie Weekly / Island and Mainland News
6/19 Benabrow Avenue, Bellara 4507
phone (07) 3410 8008
fax (07) 3410 8009

Buderim Chronicle / Buderim Weekly
phone (07) 5430 1012

Caboolture News
8-22 King Street, Caboolture 4510
phone (07) 5490 1414

Caloundra Weekly 
phone (07) 5430 8087

Coolum & North Shore News
phone (07) 5440 2300

The Range News (Maleny)
phone (07) 5430 8021

Nambour Weekly
phone (07) 5430 8015

Noosa News
Cnr Berrima Row & Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa 4567
phone (07) 5440 8000


THE CAIRNS POST (News Corp Aus.)

22-24 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

PO Box 126, Cairns, QLD 4870

Phone (07) 4052 6666

Phone Editorial (07) 4052 6627 | Features (07) 4052 6659

[seeking staff details]



(Capricornia Newspapers Pty Ltd/APN News & Media)

The company also publishes the Capricorn Local News, Gladstone Observer, Capricorn Coast Mirror, The Blackwater Herald, CQ News and Central Telegraph. |
Letters to the Editor

162-164 Quay Street, Rockhampton, QLD 4700
PO Box 397, Rockhampton, QLD 4700

Phone (07) 4930 4222 | Fax (07) 4930 4360

Editorial, phone (07) 4930 4283 | Fax (07) 4930 4366

General email

[seeking staff details]


WEST AUSTRALIAN (Seven West Media Ltd)

Est. 1833. A conservative newspaper that consistently supports the Liberal/NP coalition.

50 Hasler Road, Osborne Park, WA 6017

GPO Box D162, Perth, WA 6840

Phone (08) 9482 3111  |

Phone Editorial (08) 9482 3385   |   Features (08) 9482 3574

Email (include full address and phone number)

Complaints can be sent to the Reader’s Editor by email

or by  writing to The Reader’s Editor, GPO Box N1027, Perth WA 6843.

Group Editor-in-Chief, Bob Cronin 

Editor Brett McCarthy [rfi sent Dec 23, 2012, re-sent 11/1/2013]  (No response, Wikipedia entry.)

Chief of Staff, Phone (08) 9482 3213  |  Email

News Editor  [rfi sent Dec 23, 2012, re-sent 11/1/2013]

Federal Political Editor, Andrew Probyn

State politics, Kate Bastians

Medical Editor, Cathy O’Leary

Opinion columnists include Zoltan KovacsPaul Murray and writers syndicated from Fairfax Media including Gerard HendersonDanny Katz and Brian Toohey.

Online Editorial, Editor, Chris Manly, phone (08) 9482 3673  |  Email


SUNDAY TIMES (News Corp Aust.)

Chris Dore, moved to Editor, The Courier-Mail, anncd June 2013

News Editor, Anthony DeCeglie ‏ Twitter @AnthDeCeglie


THE ADVERTISER (News Corp Aust.)

The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and Messenger
31 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA 5000

GPO Box 339, Adelaide SA 5001

Editorial contacts, The Advertiser

phone, mobile, 1300 130 370  |  Fax (08) 8206-3669

email news desk:

Editor, xxxxxxx

Political Reporter for The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and AdelaideNow , Lauren Novak

Political Editor,  Tory Shepherd

[former Political Editor Mark Kenny moved to The Sydney Morning Herald at the end of 2012.]


THE SUNDAY MAIL (News Corp Aust.)

Editor, David Penberthy



US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (News Corp Aust.)  |

2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Telephone (02) 9288 3000 Fax (02) 9288 2300


Editor Paul Whittaker

News Editor xxxxx

National Political Editor, Simon Benson @simonbenson ( )

Opinion Editor, Sarrah LeMarquand @SarrahLeM

Homepage Editor, Daily Telegraph. Web Editor, Sunday Telegraph, Simon Black Twitter @MrSABlack

Editor-at-large  Melissa Hoyer Twitter @melissahoyer
(Contributing Commentator: Sunrise, The Morning Show, 2DayFM, PMLive)

Features Editor, Cecily Ryan Twitter @ryancecily

Senior Writer, Andrew Carswell Twitter @Andrew_Carswell email

State political Editor, Andrew Clennell, @aclennell

State Political Reporter, Alicia Wood Twitter @alicia_wood email

Urban Affairs Reporter, Vikki Campion Twitter @vikkicampion email

Education Writer, Columnist, Blogger, Maralyn Parker Twitter @MaralynParker

Reporter, Joe Hildebrand ‏ Twitter @Joe_Hildebrand

Features Editor,, Senior Writer, The Punch, Lucy Kippist Twitter @lucyjk



2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Phone (02) 9288 3000 Fax (02) 9288 2300


Editor,,  Luke McIlveen Twitter @mcilveenl

Deputy Editor @newscomauHQ, Lisa Muxworthy Twitter @LisaMuxworthy

Digital Editor, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Peter Brown Twitter @SydneyEditor

Network Editor, Daily Telegraph, Cath Webber Twitter @cathwebber



THE AUSTRALIAN (News Corp Aust.)  |  Twitter @australian

Phone (02) 9288 3000

Letters to the Editor,  email

Editor-in-Chief, Chris Mitchell

Editor, Clive Mathieson

Associate Editor, Cameron Stewart

Editorial Page Editor, Tom Dusevic 

Editor, The Weekend Australian, Michelle Gunn 

Managing Editor, Helen Trinca  Twitter @helentrinca [not confirmed]

Editor, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Christine Middap

Editor-at-Large, Paul Kelly

National Affairs Editor, David Crowe

Economics Editor, David Uren email

Business Editor, Geoff Elliott ‏

National Chief Correspondent, Hedley Thomas email (07) 3666 7463

Political Reporter Canberra, Milanda Rout Twitter @MilandaRout

Columnist, Janet Albrechtsen Twitter @jkalbrechtsen [little used] email  | Ms Albrechtsen (a former ABC board member) has been appointed to the ABC board members selection panel. In 2015 she was appointed as a director on the board of the IPA.

Media Editor, Shari Markson @ShariMarkson

Writer/Columnist @Australian (Host SkyNews #SatAgenda), Chris Kenny  |

Victorian Political Editor, John Ferguson email John Ferguson@theoz

NSW Political Reporter, Imre Salusinszky

Canberra Bureau, Phone (02) 6270 7000  |   Fax (02) 6270 7071  email 

Canberra Bureau Chief, Stefanie Balogh Twitter @stefaniebalogh  (02) 6270 7006

Journalists, Joe Kelly, Lauren Wilson

Capital Circle columnist,  Ben Packham Twitter @bennpackham  i

Adelaide Bureau Chief, SA Political Editor, Michael Owen email

SA Political Reporter, Sarah Martin Twitter @msmarto  email

Queensland Bureau Chief, Jamie Walker email

Queensland Political Editor, Michael McKenna

Queensland Reporter, Brisbane, Rosanne Barrett Twitter @rosannebarrett email

Victorian Bureau Chief, Victorian Editor, Patricia Karvelas

WA Editor, Paige Taylor email Political Editor, John Ferguson Twitter @fergusonjw email

Digital Editor, Rodney Dalton 

Online Media Editor and Writer, Lara Sinclair ‏ Twitter @larasinclair


THE WEEKLY TIMES (News Corp Aust.)

Launched in 1869 as an independent rural newspaper. The Weekly Times, with its distinctive orange cover, is now Australia’s oldest rural newspaper and is known far and wide as the Bible of the Bush.

In its 143 years, The Weekly Times has had 14 editors. Two, George Mulchinick (1903-1939) and Frank Murphy (1939-1961), served  for 58 years.

40 City Road, Southbank, VIC 3006

PO Box 14999, Melbourne, VIC 8001

Phone Editorial (03) 9292 2672  |  Fax (03) 9292 2697

email  |  |

Print archives:

Editor, Ed Gannon (03) 9292 2942 email

Deputy Editor, James Wagstaff (03) 9292 2934

Senior Features Writer, Sarah Hudson (03) 9292 2514

National Affairs Writer (TBA) (03) 9292 2672

Columnist, Legends of the Bush, Ken Piesse

Senior Reporter, Xavier Duff (03) 9292 2515

Reporter, Cimara Pearce (03) 9292 1340

General Reporter, Roslyn Lanigan (03) 9292 2505

Online Producer, David O’Neill (03) 9292 2506

Online Editor, Fiona Mitchell (03) 9292 2522

Online Reporter, Sarah Scopelianos (03) 9292 1212

CartoonCartoonist, Chris Rule


THE LAND (Fairfax Media Ltd)

Fairfax Agricultural Media Canberra Bureau Chief, Colin James Bettles



Editor-in-Chief, Sean Aylmer Twitter @smheditor

Editor-in-Chief, Darren Goodsir

Director of News, Judith Whelan

Deputy News Editor, email

International & Political Editor Peter Hartcher Twitter xxxxx

Federal Political Reporter, Canberra, Jonathan Swan  |  email

Federal Political Reporter, Matthew Knott [Mr Knott was formerly Media Editor with online magazine Crikey]

Political Reporter, Canberra, Latika Bourke @latikambourke [Ms Bourke was formerly a Canberra Political Reporter for ABC radio and TV]

Senior Political Correspondent, Mark Kenny

Economics Editor, Ross Gittins Twitter

National Economics Correspondent, SMH and The Age,  Peter Martin ‏Twitter @1petermartin

State Political Editor, Sean Nicholls

Environment Editor, Ben Cubby @bencubby

Education Editor, Alexandra Smith @AlexSmithSMH

Court Reporter, Steph Gardiner

BusinessDay Contributing Editor, Michael Pascoe

Senior Writer, SMH and The Age, Canberra, Stephanie Peatling ‏ Twitter @srpeatling

Investigative Journalist, Kate McClymont
See for other members of the SMH investigative team.

Community Editor, Kathryn Wicks @KathrynWicksSMH

Complaints can be lodged with Ms Wicks by email

Head, Life Media division, Melina Cruickshank xxxx

Weekend edition

Deputy Editor, Saturday, Josephine Tovey ‏@Jo_Tovey


NATIONAL TIMES (Fairfax Media Ltd)

Columnist (author), Paul Daley Twitter @PPDaley



Federal Political Correspondent, The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald, Jessica Wright ‏  Twitter @jesswrightstuff


THE SUN-HERALD (Fairfax Media Ltd)

State Political Editor, Heath Aston Twitter @

Editor-at-Large, Journalist (and regular on Ch7), Shelly Horton

Senior Investigative Journalist, (author of Sins of the Father, 2011), Eamonn Duff Twitter @eamonnduff



Letters to the Editor email


Deputy Editor, James Chessell

News Editor xxxxx

Political Editor, Laura Tingle ‏

Chief Political Correspondent, Phillip Coorey ‏

Chief of Staff, Canberra, Gemma Daley

Melbourne Bureau Chief, Journalist, Mat Dunckley ‏  |  email

Chanticleer Columnist, Tony Boyd ‏

Deputy Editor (digital), Ben Woodhead

Online Political Correspondent, James Massola

Reporter, Samantha Hutchinson


THE MERCURY.COM.AU (News Corp Aust.)

Level 1, 2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

News phone (03) 6230 0732  |  Fax (03) 6230 0711

News email


Editor, Andrew Holman phone (03) 6230 0732  |  Fax (03) 6230 0711

Chief of Staff, phone: (03) 6230 0732  |  Fax (03) 6230 0711

Journalist, Greg Barnes http://twitter/com@BarnesGreg

Online Editor,
phone (03) 6230 0433  |  Fax (03) 6230 0711


THE EXAMINER (Fairfax Media Ltd)

The Examiner, Launceston, established in 1842, is one of Australia’s oldest provincial newspapers and has endured a variety of changes

71-75 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

PO Box 99, Launceston, TAS 7250
Phone (03) 6336 7111  |  Fax (03) 6331 4858  |  |

General Manager, Phil Leersen  |  (03) 6336 7250  |

Editor, Martin Gilmour (03) 6336 7350

Editor’s Secretary, Felicity Kirkpatrick (03) 6336 7351

Deputy Editor, Barry Prismall (03) 6336 7385

Chief of Staff, Mark Baker (03) 6336 7355  |

Chief Political Reporter, Dinah Arndt (03) 6211 1501

Online Editor, Simon Tennant (03) 6336 7363  |



Deputy Editor Aaron Lakin (03) 6336 7381



HERALD SUN (News Corp Aust.)

Letters to the Editor, email

About us

Reader Feedback: email

You will find a lot of section editors & reporters here

(including direct landlines & links to email addresses):

Editorial Director, Peter Blunden xxxxx

Editor-in-Chief, Phil Gardner xxxx  dismissed, June, 2013

Editor, Damon Johnston, xxxxx

National Political Editor, Phillip Hudson Twitter @PhillipMHudson

National Political Journalist, Matt Johnston

State Political Reporter, xxxxx

Journalist, Michelle Ainsworth Twitter @mlainsworth



Deputy Editor, Paul Dyer ‏ @RayDuple  |  Darwin kid, @TheNTNews


APN, (APN News & Media Limited)

Level 4, 100 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2011

Phone (02) 9333 4999  |  Fax (02) 9333 4900

An Australian and New Zealand media company. Divisions include newspaper publishing, online publishing, broadcast radio and outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. The Irish company Independent News & Media owns about 30% of the company and fund manager Allan Gray about 21%.

APN owns 50% of ARN (Australian Radio Network). [October 10, 2012]

APN Australian Regional Media (APN ARM), a division of APN News & Media, is one of Australia’s largest multimedia companies listed on the ASX. It’s the largest regional daily newspaper publisher in Queensland. APN News & Media is the largest radio broadcaster and the leading media company in New Zealand.

APN ARM publishes 12 daily newspapers, more than 60 community newspapers and non-daily publications and operates more than 30 regional news websites.

Several board members resigned on February 19 over a capital raising dispute with 51% owners the Irish Independent News and Media and fund manager Allan Gray. Board members below will be revised when the matter is resolved. See ABC story

[[Mr Peter Hunt (chairman, director)
Mr Albert Edward Harris, AC (deputy chairman, director)
Mr Brett Chenoweth (CEO)
Non Executive directors: Mr Paul Connolly, Ms Melinda Conrad, Mr Peter Cosgrove, Mr Vincent Crowley, Mr John Harvey, Mr Kevin Luscombe, AM, Mr John Maasland. General Counsel: Ms Yvette Lamont]]

Editorial enquiries/media releases:
Attn: Ally Elphinstone
C/- APN ARM Group Editorial
Newspaper Place, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Phone (07) 5430 1021|  Fax (07) 5443 1721




3AW (Fairfax Media Ltd)

Associated stations: 2UE, 4BC, 6PR, 96fm, 4BH, MAGIC1278

Radio 3AW Melbourne Pty. Limited, Media House, Level 7, 655 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008

Radio 3AW Melbourne Pty. Limited, GPO Box 369, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Phone 3AW on 96 900 696 or, outside Melbourne, 13 13 32

Listener complaints form:

State Political Reporter, Heidi Murphy

Broadcaster profiles:



Producer Weekend Breakfast Show, Amanda Woods Twitter @TheAmandaWoods

(also travel blogger, freelance writer )

Co-host, Sarah Morice

Broadcaster, John Stanley Twitter @JohnStanley2UE

Europe Correspondent, Brett Mason



Canberra, News Director/Producer/Host, Jorian Gardner Twitter @JorianCanberra  |  @2CC



Sydney, 2GB and 2CH (Majority owned by John Singleton ASX: MRN)

Ray Hadley Morning Show, Alan Jones Breakfast Show

#2GB Afternoon host, Chris Smith Twitter @chrissmithradio

For blurb about all presenters:




The ABC radio organisation is huge and complex. The best starting point for local and regional radio is here  |

The information below is mainly copied from Twitter accounts.

Director, ABC Radio, Kate Dundas

Director of News, Kate Torney Ms Torney announced her resignation in Juy 2015.   

National Editor, Radio, Shane McLeod ‏ Twitter @smcleods

Fact Checking Unit, Editor, Russell Skelton

HQ for AM, PM and The World Today. Twitter @amworldtodaypm  (This is an official @abcaustralia account.)

Producer, @amworldtodaypm and @FridayLate, Connie Agius Twitter‏ @con_agius

Breakfast Presenter, Ross Solly ‏ Twitter @rosssolly

Reporter, @amworldtodaypm @abcnews Lexi Metherall Twitter @LexiMetherell

Journalist for @abcnews @abcnews24 and @triplejnews Lucy Carter  http:/

ABC Radio Current Affairs Reporter, Sarah Dingle ‏ Twitter @sarix1

Political Reporter, Canberra, Simon Cullen Twitter @Simon_Cullen

Wide Bay-Burnett region, Melinda Howells  htpp://

Tasmania, North-West Correspondent, Selina Bryan ‏ Twitter @SelinaBryan




Presenter, PM & Friday Late, Mark Colvin ‏  @Colvinius

Chief Political Correspondent, Current Affairs, AM, PM, The World Today, Sabra Lane Twitter @SabraLane
Shortly after the 2013 federal election, Sabra moved to the 7.30 Report, replacing Chris Uhlmann

Parliament House, Canberra

Political Reporter AM, PM and The World Today, Samantha Hawley @samanthahawley

Reporter, Martin Cuddihy Twitter @MartinCuddihy

Reporter, Lexi Metherall Twitter @LexiMetherell


ABC RN (Radio National) 

Investigative Reporter. Background Briefing,  Wendy Carlisle ‏ Twitter @Wendycarlisle email mobile 0415 278 386

Life Matters Host, Natasha Mitchell ‏Twitter @natashamitchell

Saturday Extra Presenter,  Geraldine Doogue ‏ Twitter @GeraldineDoogue

Late Night Live, Presenter, Phillip Adams ‏ Twitter @PhillipAdamsABC


ABC News Radio

Parliamentary Reporter (radio & tv), Canberra, Anna Henderson ‏ Twitter @annajhenderson


ABC 612 Brisbane

Drive Producer, Anne O’Keeffe  Twitter @Anne_OKeeffe

Political Reporter, Chris O’Brien


ABC 666 Canberra

Canberra Drive Presenter Louise Maher

Journalist, Producer, Jamie Cummins ‏


ABC 702 

Local radio, Sydney Twitter @702sydney   Listen online:

Producer, Ella Kennedy ‏ Twitter @oystereater

702 Mornings Presenter, Linda Mottram ‏ Twitter @LindaMottram


ABC 973, Illawarra

Breakfast Producer, Ainslie DrewittSmith



Canberra Correspondent, Australia Network, Radio Australia, Karen Barlow

Some ABC News24 programs are telecast via Australia Network



Complaints procedure

(Editors & Journos to come)





Producer, NewsLynne Scrivens

Investigative Reporter, Melbourne, Louise Milligan http://twitter/@louisemilligan7

Investigations Reporter, Seven Network, Mike Duffy ‏ http://twitter/@mikeduffynews

Political Reporter, Seven Network, Alex Hart

Political Reporter, Canberra, Sarah Wiley

Brisbane Journalist and Presenter, Kay McGrath

Brisbane Reporter, Angie Asimus

Brisbane journalist, Peter Doherty http://twitter/@PeterDoherty7

Journalist, Shelly Horton


SUNRISE 7 | | | Instagram
Sydney |



Morning Presenter, Finance Journalist, David Koch Twitter @kochie_online

Morning Presenter, Kylie Gillies Twitter @kyliegillies




Journalist, Canberra, John O’Doherty

Journalist, Jayne Azzopardi ‏

Journalist, Sarah Harris ‏

Journalist, Mark Burrows  ‏


Queensland Political Editor, Spencer Jolly

Reporter, Aislin O’Connor


Reporter, Tim Arvier


Presenter, Nine News Melbourne, Peter Hitchener ‏

WinNews, Canberra

Presenter, Chief of Staff,  Danielle Post


Weekend TODAY Reporter, Nine Network, Airlie Walsh


A CURRENT AFFAIR  |  @ACurrentAffair9  |  #ACA  |  @Channel9


Host, Tracey Grimshaw Twitter @traceygrimshaw

Reporter, Charles Croucher Twitter @charlescroucher

Journalist, Brisbane, Kate Donnison Twitter @KateDonnison

Reporter, Leila McKinnon Twitter @leilamckinnon

Reporter, Martine Alpins Twitter @malpins




Non-executive Chairman, Lachlan Murdoch

Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery

Senior Editor, Presenter 5pm news, Sandra Sully

National News Presenter – Weekends, Natarsha Belling

Europe Correspondent, Brett Mason (also heard on 2UE)

Political Editor, Canberra Bureau Chief, Hugh Riminton

National Affairs Editor, Canberra, Paul Bongiorno

National News Correspondent, Danielle Isdale

Press Gallery Reporter, Stephen Spencer

Qld Political Editor, Cathy Border, ‏



Twitter #MTP10

Compere, Journalist & economist, Kathryn Robinson  |  |



Presenter, Journalist, Andrew Bolt




Director of News, Kate Torney ‏

Chief-of-Staff, Brisbane, Kate Scanlan

Head of Policy, ABC News, Alan Sunderland  |

Fact Checking Unit, Editor, Russell Skelton


ABC NEWS 24  |

Head, ABC News 24 and News Online, Gaven Morris

Producer, Breakfast, Erin Vincent

ABC Correspondent, Washington, Craig McMurtrie

Middle East correspondent, Hayden Cooper 

Business Editor, Sydney,  Peter Ryan

Journalist and Presenter, Canberra, Melissa Clarke

Federal Political Journalist, Naomi Woodley

Political Correspondent, Andrew Greene

State Political Reporter, Victoria, Frances Bell ‏

Political and Social Media Reporter, Canberra, Latika Bourke

Consumer Affairs Reporter, Amy Bainbridge ‏

National Rural Reporter, Sarina Locke

Journalist, Karen Barlow email  |

Journalist, Jeremy Fernandez

Presenter, Journalist, Emma Rebellato

Brisbane, Political Reporter, Chris O’Brien

Journalist, Lucy Carter

Queensland Journalist, news & current affairs, Kathy McLeish

Producer, News 24 Tweets, Andrew Moon @abcnews24  |  @mooneytweets


7.30 REPORT   |

Twitter #730report  |  Phone (02) 8333 4808

GPO Box 9994, Sydney, NSW 2001

email: Use this form

7.30 Report Contact/Feedback Form

Executive Producer, Sally Neighbour

Canberra Producer, Michelle Ainsworth  Phone (02) 6275 4742

Host, Journalist, Leigh Sales Twitter @leighsales  Sales replaced Barrie Cassidy as host of Insiders during Cassidy’s long service leave. She returns to 7.30 Report in September, 2014.

Host, Chris Uhlmann @CUhlmann (temporary, until Ms Sales returns)

Journalist, interviewer, commentator,  Sabra Lane (ex AM/PM)

Presenter, Journalist, Chris Uhlmann Twitter @CUhlmann
Uhlmann left 7.30 soon after the 2013 election. It was reported that he would produce a documentary on Labor’s term in federal government for 4 Corners.

National Affairs Correspondent, Heather Ewart

Melbourne Bureau Chief, Kathy Swan  Phone (03) 9626 1420

Presenter, Reporter, Josie Taylor

Hobart Reporter,

Adelaide Reporter, Michael Sexton Phone (08) 8343 4245

SA Reporter, Leah MacLennan

Darwin 7.30 Report NT, Presenter and Journalist, Louisa Rebgetz 

Perth Reporter, Bronwyn Herbert  Phone (08) 9220 2758

Perth Reporter, Sara Everingham  Twitter @SaraEveringham Phone (08) 8943 3191

Brisbane Reporter, Peter McCutcheon  Phone (07) 3377 5452

Brisbane Reporter, Matt Wordsworth @MattWordsworth  |  Phone (07) 3377 5118

Reporter, Kathy McLeish



Lateline Presenter, Emma Alberici ‏

Lateline Senior Reporter, Margot O’Neill ‏

Journalist, Sally Sara

Compass Presenter, Geraldine Doogue


Presenter, Journalist, Kerry O’Brien

Investigative Reporter (also Foreign Correspondent),  Andrew Fowler

Reporter, Sarah Ferguson
Ms Ferguson is now working on a documentary on the Rudd/Gillard years.

More Reporter details to come: Liz Jackson, Marian Wilkinson, Debbie Whitmont, Quentin McDermott, Matthew Carney



Presenter and Journalist, Former Media Watch host Paul Barry returned to the chair in July, replacing Jonathan Holmes.

Mr Barry hosted the program in 2000 but was removed by the then-ABC chief, Jonathan Shier. He covered for Mr Holmes briefly in 2010.


INSIDERS  |  #abcinsiders

Presenter, Barrie Cassidy.

Acting Executive Producer, Erin Vincent  [Ms Vincent now produces News24 Breakfast @ErinVincent1]

Associate Producer, Susan McDonald

Talking Pictures Producer, Fiona Katauskas

Talking Pictures Presenter, Mike Bowers

The Insiders themselves

(backgrounds here

Mike Bowers

Piers Akerman Twitter @

Dennis Atkins 

Phil Coorey

Annabel Crabb

Malcolm Farr

Gerard Henderson Twitter @

Fran Kelly

Mark Kenny

Jacqueline Maley

David Marr Twitter @

George Megalogenis

Karen Middleton

Andrew Probyn Twitter @

Niki Savva Twitter @

Michael Stutchbury Twitter @

Lenore Taylor

Laura Tingle

Brian Toohey Twitter @



Editor, The Drum online, Chip Rolley Twitter @ChipRolley



Sydney office Phone 1800 500 727 (toll free)

14 Herbert Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064

Locked Bag 028, Crows Nest, NSW 1585

Melbourne office Phone (03) 9949 2121

Level 2, Alfred Deakin Building, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO BOX 294, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Code of Practice (download .pdf)

Board of Directors (with link to profiles)

Director of News and Current Affairs, Paul Cutler

Executive Producer, World News Australia, Jim Carroll (formerly a senior executive of news and current affairs at 7, 9 and 10)

Chief Political Correspondent, Canberra Bureau Chief, Karen Middleton  Twitter @KarenMMiddleton



Story ideas: email Twitter @DatelineSBS

Presenters, Mark Davis and [seeking info]. [Yalda Hakim Twitter @YaldaHakim has moved to @BBCWorld]

Meet the team of 24, click their name for a profile

Inquiries: Senior Communications Specialist, Sarah Vahtola Phone (02) 9430 3319 | 0431 282 259 | email



Associate Producer,  Joel Tozer

Presenter, Jenny Brockie





A cable and satellite broadcast pay tv company jointly owned by Fox (25% News Corp Aust. and 25% associated company Consolidated Media Holdings) and Telstra (50%).    Twitter @FOXTEL   email

CEO, Richard Freudenstein

[searching for details on Foxtel’s source of news]



Operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd, a joint venture of Nine Digital (a division of Nine Entertainment Co), Seven Media Group and British Sky Broadcasting.

A Sydney-based 24/7 news channel.   Twitter @SkyNewsAust  |  Facebook  |

Sky News has more than 2.5 million subscribers across Australia and New Zealand on the Foxtel, Optus and Neighbourhood Cable pay tv networks and on the Sky pay tv network in NZ. Other digital media platforms include 3G mobile, podcasts, SMS and online.

Email story tips to

Contributing Editor, Peter van Onselen


Canberra bureau, Political Editor, David Speers Twitter @David_Speers

National Affairs Correspondent, News Day Host , Celina Edmonds

Host SkyNews #SatAgenda, (Writer/Columnist @Australian), Chris Kenny

Chief Political Reporter, Kieran Gilbert Twitter @Kieran_Gilbert

Political Reporter, News Day Host, Ashleigh Gillon Twitter  @Ash_Gillon

Political Reporter, David Lipson Twitter @LippoRocks

Political Reporter, Laura Jayes Twitter @LJayes

Director, Social Media & Digital News, @SkyNewsAust, John Bergin  @theburgerman  |  Blog





[AAP was owned by leading newspaper groups. Still have to check present ownership structure 15/12/2012.] The organisation conducts media monitoring for the NZ Government. The service provides news for print and electronic media, including sound and vision, and ready-made feature pages for print.

For statement of AAP’s Ethical Standards:

AAP was one of the first Australian news organisations to introduce computers, used to schedule and prioritise newsfeeds. Now a leading edge high-tech organisation. Its website is well worth a visit for more information about its history, services and reach.

Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Davidson Phone (02) 9322 8000   


Editor-in-Chief, Tony Gillies Phone (02) 9619 8500


MD, The Media Research Group, Michael O’Connell Phone (02) 9619 8401


Media analysis, media research, transcription.

MD Pagemasters, Peter Atkinson Phone (02) 9322 6222


Pagemasters supplies up to 500 designed and sub-edited pages of feature material per week to Australian metropolitan newspapers and London’s Daily Telegraph.



Australia Correspondent, Glenda Kwek ‏ @curious_scribe  | @AFP


Deputy Bureau Chief, Australia and NZ, Jane Wardell htttp://


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    • Apart from the members listed at the top of this database, other Press Gallery members can be determined from the entry for the various news organisations. That list itself is incomplete. I am sure there are some radio news networks that are not listed here.

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