Senior Fellow, Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University
Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University's Australian Studies Institute.
His research interests include political populism and the study of comparable political systems.
As Fairfax Media's National Affairs Editor until December 2018 he led coverage of more than a dozen federal budgets, and five federal elections.
He has reported from Canberra during the terms of five prime ministers and 9 opposition leaders.
If the first week of the 46th Parliament was heavily ceremonial dominated by the new governor-general, a raft of first-time MPs and Bob Hawke condolence speeches the next two weeks will mark a return to normal...