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Peter van Onselen joins WhatsNew2Day Australia as political editor

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Peter van Onselen is the new political editor of Daily Mail Australia

Proven journalist and respected commentator Peter van Onselen has joined WhatsNew2Day Australia as its new political editor.

In his new role, Dr van Onselen will offer exclusives and offer both political and social commentary.

“We are delighted with Peter’s appointment and believe his deep understanding of the political issues affecting ordinary Australians, coupled with his incisiveness, are a perfect fit for our growing readership,” said WhatsNew2Day editor Felicity Hetherington. Australia.

“Peter knows Australian politics and the people who run the country inside out and will tell you how things are.”

Peter van Onselen is the new political editor of WhatsNew2Day Australia

Dr van Onselen, a professor of politics at the University of Western Australia, was a contributing editor to The Australian newspaper for 15 years.

Before that, he was Network Ten’s political editor from 2018 to 2023, where he also co-hosted The Sunday Project. He has won Walkley and Logie awards for his journalism.

“I am looking forward to being part of such a dynamic team,” said Dr. Van Onselen.

“I can’t wait to start offering some unvarnished truths about where Australian politics is at.”

Dr van Onselen caused a sensation before the last federal election, when he confronted then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison with text messages in which then-New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian described Mr Morrison as a “person horrible, horrible” and a minister responded that the prime minister was a “complete psychopath.”

Dr van Onselen has interviewed every prime minister since Malcolm Fraser and has written books on John Howard, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, Morrison and Anthony Albanese.

His last was Victory: the inside story of Labor’s return to poweron Albanese’s victory in the 2022 federal election.

WhatsNew2Day Australia was Australia’s third most read business news website in March 2024, according to Ipsos figures.

Dr. van Onselen begins his new role on April 29.

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