ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katharine Murphy has worked in Canberra’s parliamentary press gallery since 1996 for the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and The Age, before joining Guardian Australia, where she is political editor. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2008 and has been a Walkley Award finalist twice. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Canberra in 2019. She is a director of the National Press Club and the author of On Disruption.

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When Scott Morrison and I sit down to talk, it’s not yet clear whether the coronavirus is going to jump its containment lines, triggering a significant second wave. Infections have spiked in Victoria, and the trend looks grim, but Australia has flattened the curve before. We are supposed to be good at this.
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