Paul Malone

Paul Malone was born in Ireland and migrated to Australia in the early 1960s. After graduating in Economics from Sydney University he worked for a year as a graduate clerk in the Federal Department of Trade and Industry. Bored with the job, he left to take up a cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald.  On completion of his cadetship he worked as a general reporter and finance journalist. He moved to Melbourne in 1976 to work for The Age and then the Australian Financial Review. He was promoted to the AFR’s Canberra Press Gallery bureau and in 1985 was appointed political correspondent of The Canberra Times, where he worked for five years. In 1990 he joined the Australian Public Service and worked in ministers’ offices. He returned to The Canberra Times in 2004 to report on the public service. He retired from full time work in 2008 but continues to write a weekly column for the Sunday Canberra Times. He has a Master of Management - Industry Policy from the Australian National University. ANU E-Press published Paul’s book Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice in 2006 Paul has an on-going interest in Borneo, first travelling in and around the island in 1974, and returning in recent years, writing articles on logging and development issues and the jungle nomads, the Penan. Independent publishing house, The Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD) Petaling Jaya, Malaysia published Paul’s book The Peaceful People The Penan and their Fight for the Forest in 2014. ISBN: 9789670630366 (PB)

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Collected Articles from The Canberra Times

Authored by: Paul Malone
Publication date: November 2006
The articles in this collection were first published in the Canberra Times between 14 November 2005 and 22 April 2006 in a slightly different format. In some cases two articles were published on the one secretary. These have been combined into one and minor edits and corrections have been made. The articles have not been updated to take account of events since they were first published.