PETER KENNEDY is one of Western Australia’s most experienced political journalists.
Peter is Perth born and educated, and graduated from the University of WA with a major in Economics. He was initially a high school teacher and technical college lecturer, joined The West Australian in 1970, and was a member of the paper’s reporting team for the 1971 election in which Labor’s John Tonkin ended Liberal leader David Brand’s record 12 year term as Premier. He has reported on state and federal elections ever since, including in NSW during a seven year stint with The Sydney Morning Herald.
He retired from full time political reporting in 2010 after 20 years with the ABC in Perth, including the last 11 years with ABC TV News. Peter is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and the author of “Tales from Boom Town – Western Australian Premiers from Brand to Barnett”. He contributes the regular Political Perspective column for Business News, and often comments on political issues for radio, television and newspapers.
He is married to Chris, and has a son and a daughter and six grandchildren. Come along to this talk and learn about his 1st hand experience with WA Premiers!
Photo credit: ABC News
12.30pm-2pm $15 (member) / $20 (non-member)
Friday, 16 Mar
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