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Peter Van Onselen

Professor, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Peter van Onselen is a professor of Australian Politics and foundation chair of Journalism at UWA and is The Australian newspapers Contributing Editor. Dr van Onselen previously hosted a daily news program on Sky News as well as worked on cover stories for Channel Nine's Sunday program. Prior to commencing his professorship with UWA Dr van Onselen was an associate professor of government at Edith Cowan University.

Roles and responsibilities

Professor of Australian Politics
Foundation Chair of Journalism

Future research

The role of the media in politics
The toxification of the media
The decline of the political class

Previous positions

Sky News anchor
Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University
Columnist, The Bulletin

Current projects

Writing a book titled Slaughtering Sacred Cows: policy ideas the major parties won't touch (Melbourne University Press)

Teaching overview

Australian Politics and Journalism

Research

Electoral systems
Political campaigning
Political institutions

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