Laura Tingle


“Laura Tingle is probably the country’s finest writer when it comes to sophisticated political analysis” – ABC managing director Mark Scott

The Australian Financial Review’s political editor Laura Tingle has covered politics, policy and economics from Canberra since 1986 for The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. She began her career in Sydney with the AFR in the early 1980s reporting on financial deregulation and the floating of the dollar. Her book, Chasing the Future – documenting the recession of the early 1990s – was published in 1994.

She is also the author of the June 2012 Quarterly Essay  “Great Expectations – government, entitlement and an angry nation” and the 2016 Quarterly Essay ‘Political Amnesia – how we forgot to govern.” Laura won the Paul Lyneham Award for Press Gallery Journalism in 2004, was shortlisted for the John Button Prize for political writing in 2010 and won Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011.


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