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Michael Parris
Michael Parris
Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

Subscriber • Analysis
Hunter Labor MPs poised to govern for first time
Michael Parris
Labor's Dan Repacholi celebrates with supporters at Cessnock League Club on Saturday night. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Federal Election
Election results as they happened: Labor claims sweep victory in Hunter region
Michael Parris, Ian Kirkwood, Madeline Link, Matthew Kelly, Ethan Hamilton, Paige Busher & Simon McCarthy

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