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Casual Academic, University of Tasmania

Michael has co-written articles for the Australasian Parliamentary Review and for the past three years has co-authored the Tasmanian chronicles for the Australian Journal of Politics and History.

He's also had several articles published in the Mercury as a PhD candidate with the Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania on the subject of minority government and in April 2021 participated in a podcast on the Tasmanian election for The Tallyroom, hosted by Ben Raue.

He was previously a political journalist in Tasmania with the Mercury (10 years), ABC (four years) Examiner (four years) and the Advocate (one year) and reported on every State election from 1982 to 1998 and the Tasmanian aspects of every federal election during that period.

He was also political adviser to Labor Premier Jim Bacon from 1998 to 2002 and has been a public relations consultant since then.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of Tasmania