Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large on The Australian and a former Editor-in-Chief of that paper. He writes on
Australian politics, public policy, history and international relations and is a regular television
commentator. Paul has covered every prime minister from Gough Whitlam to Anthony Albanese. He
has written 12 books on Australian politics and policy including ‘The End of Certainty’ on the
Hawke/Keating reform age, ‘The March of Patriots’ offering a re-interpretation of John Howard and
Paul Keating as prime ministers and ‘Triumph and Demise’ on the Rudd-Gillard Labor government. In
2001 he presented the five part television documentary for the ABC ‘100 Years – The Australian
Story’ and wrote a book under the same title.
Paul has been a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a visiting
professor at Kings’ College London and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute. He has been a long
serving delegate at meetings of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
Paul has a doctorate from the University of Melbourne. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social
Sciences in Australia and a Fellow at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. His most recent
book ‘Morrison’s Mission” is an account of Scott Morrison’s foreign policy.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)