Peter Kennedy is one of Australia’s most respected political journalists. He started out as a high school teacher and lecturer, then as a journalist with The West Australian. He moved to the Sydney Morning Herald in 1977 as the paper’s State Political correspondent and was Chief of Staff in the Canberra Press Gallery.
Peter then became Press Secretary to Deputy Premier Mal Bryce. He was a journalist with the ABC from 1990 until 2010, and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Clarion Prize for outstanding contributions to journalism.
Peter Kennedy retired in 2010, but continues to provide political commentary – including writing the Political Perspective column for WA Business News - and is an Adjunct Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.