Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green has been a working journalist since the late 1970s. This makes him both very old and reasonably experienced. After an early degree-ending flirtation with public radio, the bulk of Jonathan’s career has been spent in newspapers, beginning with a cadetship at the Canberra Times and taking in a small Cook’s tour of Australian dailies: the Melbourne Herald, The Herald Sun, the Sunday Herald, The Sunday Age and The Age. The Age was a settled patch, 15 years in which Jonathan worked as a senior editor, night editor and section editor, spent three years writing a daily column, joined the Fairfax team covering the Athens Olympics, and edited The Sunday Age. Proof that old dogs can be made at least passingly familiar with new tricks, Jonathan left The Age in 2006 to work for the first time online as editor of Crikey. After three years there and having gained a nodding familiarity with the ways of the internet, he at last found his way to the ABC as foundation editor of ABC Online’s The Drum.
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The battle over Sydney's heart

The eviction of social housing tenants from Sydney's CBD is nearly complete. The NSW government says it will build over a thousand houses elsewhere with the $500 million raised. But the sell-off has come at a social cost, and at the loss of an architecturally...

Betting the farm

Scientists concerned that climate change is biting harder and faster than models predicted are campaigning for a bigger research investment to protect Australia's $58 billion agriculture industry from extreme weather. Jo Chandler investigates how we're betting the farm.

Should education stay with the states?

The mixed and overlapping responsibilities of Australia's education system makes it one of the most complicated in the world. A new report, Schooling Federalism: Evaluating the Options for Reform, looks at the effect this system has on the primary and secondary education children receive. It...

What happened to independent advice?

Are our political leaders willing to hear counter arguments or contrary advice if it runs against their political beliefs or interests? What's at risk if a government surrounds itself with too many yes men and women? And is politics the only place for a national...

The year that was

Takes a look back on the past 12 months of Australian and global politics. Overview We take a look back on the past 12 months and discover; There's a booming protest culture in Australia with almost as many people taking to the streets as the...