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Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large on The Australian. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the paper and he writes on Australian politics, public policy and international affairs.
Paul has covered every Australian government from Gough Whitlam to Tony Abbott. He has reported and analysed at closer quarters eight Prime Ministers and written at length on a range of domestic policy and foreign policy issues.
He is the author of seven books including The Hawke Ascendancy, The End of Certainty, November 1975 and in 2001 he presented the five part television documentary for the ABC ‘100 Years – The Australian Story’ and wrote a book under the same title. His previous book, The March of Patriots, offers a re-interpretation of Paul Keating and John Howard in office. His new book, Triumph and Demise, is a detailed account of the Rudd-Gillard years.
Paul was Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year (1990). He has been a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a visiting lecturer at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. He was a visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy (2006) and a Visiting Fellow at the Menzies Centre in London (2014). Paul has been a long-standing participant in the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue and served for many years on the board of the Australia-Indonesia Institute.