- From January 2002 Michael worked on the staff of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party for five years, including three years as Principal Policy Adviser to Federal Labor Leaders Kim Beazley and Mark Latham. Before this Michael worked in the Department of Defence in strategic policy and intelligence. Michael has two degrees from the Australian National University. His Masters of Arts (International Relations) degree included a thesis on responsible power ethics in Australia’s diplomacy over Portuguese Timor in 1974. His undergraduate degree was in English and Philosophy, and he was awarded first-class honours for his thesis on parody and satire in the poetry of the Ern Malley hoax.
One hears that he is about to return to our fair city as the chief of staff for Andrew Barr an appointment that is sure to bring to the fore a range of responses from within the local ALP