Port Stephens Examiner
Michael Parris
Michael Parris

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

Ellie-Marie Watts and Michael Parris
Changes aim to make accessing a GP easier and faster
Ellie-Marie Watts and Michael Parris
DPA CHANGE: Labor MP's Dan Repacholi (Hunter), Meryl Swanson (Paterson) and Pat Conroy (Shortland) with Dr Lee Fong. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Federal Election
Election results as they happened: Labor claims sweep victory in Hunter region
Michael Parris, Ian Kirkwood, Madeline Link, Matthew Kelly, Ethan Hamilton, Paige Busher & Simon McCarthy