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Shock as The Guardian’s Katharine Murphy suddenly quits her job for a role in Anthony Albanese’s office

  • Murphy’s last day at The Guardian is Friday

The Guardian’s political editor Katharine Murphy has left the publication to take up a new role in Anthony Albanese’s office.

The veteran journalist made the announcement on Monday, saying her 28-year career at the Canberra press gallery had been an «honour».

«I am deeply grateful to so many people for the opportunities I have had and the generosity my mentors, colleagues, and readers have given me,» she wrote on X.

“Playing a role in founding The Guardian with (editor) Lenore Taylor has been the greatest privilege of my professional life. But it’s time – after almost three decades – for a new chapter.

The Guardian’s political editor Katharine Murphy has left the publication to take up a new role in Anthony Albanese’s office.

“I want to close by thanking Australians who support good journalism. It has never been more necessary.”

It is unclear what Murphy’s role will be in Mr Albanese’s office, her last day at The Guardian being on Friday.

Murphy was awarded the 2008 Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism and was a 2012 Walkley Award finalist for Best Digital Journalism.

The journalist regularly publishes analysis of Australian politics and is also a frequent panelist on the ABC’s Insiders programme.

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The journalist regularly publishes analysis on Australian politics and is also a frequent panelist on the ABC’s Insiders programme

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