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PhD candidate, University of Tasmania

Michael has co-written an article for the Australasian Parliamentary Review on the Tasmanian State election (yet to be published but submitted), an article for the Australian Journal of Politics and History and is in the process of writing the chronicle for the period from January to June for the AJPH.

He's also had several articles published in the Mercury as a PhD candidate with the Institute of Social Change here at UTas on the subject of minority government.

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.


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    PhD candidate, University of Tasmania