Peter van Onselen


Journalist, commentator and academic

Peter is the political editor at Network Ten. He is also a professor of political science and foundation chair of Journalism at the University of Western Australia, as well as professor of politics and public policy at Griffith University.

Peter is a contributing editor at The Australian newspaper where he writes a weekly column in the Weekend Australian, and is the Sunday Times’ political analyst, where he also writes a weekly column. Peter has hosted The Drum on ABC, and continues to appear as a host and panelist on The Project on Network Ten. He joins Fran Kelly every Wednesday on Radio National to talk politics.

Peter has won Walkley and Logie awards for his broadcast journalism on Sky News where he worked for nearly ten years as a host, and a News Award for his feature and opinion writing in The Australian.

Peter is the author or editor of six books, including four best sellers, and has been shortlisted for various literary awards. His biography on John Howard was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the best biography of 2007.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours, a Master of Commerce, a Master of Policy Studies and a PhD in political science.

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