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The New Daily is a trusted source of national news and information and is provided free for all Australians.

The New Daily delivers the day’s most relevant news – national, state, world, finance, sport, entertainment, lifestyle, weather – in text, pictures, audio and video. Written and edited by media professionals, it provides objective coverage of each day’s biggest stories. It aims to provide fair, balanced and unbiased coverage of major events around the world and across Australia.

Our team of top editors and journalists, headed by Patrick Elligett, publishes throughout the day across desktop, social, mobile and tablet. The site is backed by members of the Industry Super Funds network, including Australian Super, Cbus and Industry Super Holdings and is produced by Motion Publishing, whose directors include former Herald Sun and The Age editor, Bruce Guthrie, and digital publishing pioneer, Eric Beecher.

PATRICK ELLIGETT
Editor

Patrick Elligett became editor of The New Daily in November 2017 after more than three years as the site’s deputy editor and director of news. Before arriving at TND Patrick was editor of several newspapers in regional Victoria and New South Wales, including Mildura’s Sunraysia Daily. His journalism career has spanned radio, newspapers, websites and magazines, both in Australia and overseas. He has also lectured in online journalism at La Trobe University.

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JACKSON STILES
Deputy Editor

Jackson began his career as a legal assistant before a passion for journalism drew him to the media. After studying journalism and law at Monash University, Jackson joined The New Daily as a reporter when it launched in 2013. He held a number of editorial positions, including Money Editor, before becoming Deputy Editor in 2017. He continues his legal studies with a Juris Doctor at the Australian National University.

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KATE HALFPENNY
Chief of Staff, Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor

A journalist for over three decades since starting her career on Melbourne’s The Herald, Kate was executive editor of WHO magazine and wrote features for Marie Claire and Vogue before joining The New Daily in 2017.

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JAMES WILLOUGHBY
Sports Editor

James arrived at The New Daily in 2015 after five years working as a sports writer and editor for Perform in both Australia and the UK. He has held many roles at The New Daily, including Acting Chief of Staff and Homepage Editor, and now shapes the editorial direction of TND’s sport section. James started his career in sports radio and remains a regular voice on various stations.

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ROSS McGRAVIE
PM News Editor (Web)

A sports tragic in every sense of the word, Ross is an experienced journalist/sub-editor whose passions in life include family, football (of the round ball variety), good food and life-long learning. Recognised for his coverage of sport, property, news and entertainment, his career has taken him from Moruya to Murarrie and almost everywhere in between, for newspapers and magazines of all shapes and sizes. His goal is to catch up on his sleep once the World Cup finishes.

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JAMES FERNYHOUGH
Money Editor

James Fernyhough first joined The New Daily in 2015. He’s worked as a business reporter in Australia and the UK, spending far too much of his time writing about pensions. After an 18 month break in London working as a reporter at the Financial Times, he returned to Australia in late 2017 to take up the reins of The New Daily’s money section.
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NEIL FRANKLAND
AM News Editor

Neil’s journalism career spans more than 20 years and has seen him report for, and edit, newspapers, magazines and websites throughout Australia and Asia. Neil joined The New Daily in 2016 after more than a decade covering on major events around the world for The Associated Press from its Sydney bureau and Bangkok regional head office. He has also worked in academia, teaching an advanced journalism course at Latrobe University.

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CARLEY OLLEY
Feature EDM Manager

Carley has been a journalist and sub-editor in print and digital media in New Zealand and Australia for more years than she cares to remember. She spent 10 years at The Age, working in a variety of production roles (including as letters editor). She has also worked for News Limited and Domain.

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ANDREW TATE
Homepage Editor

A journalist since 1984, Andrew has worked in writing, editing and management roles with ABC Radio News, the BBC, London mastheads Fairfax Media with The Age. A Walkley finalist in 2007 for best three headlines, and a Melbourne Press Club Quill winner in that category, as sports editor at the Sunday Age he led his team to Australian Sports Commission awards in 2012 and 2014 for best National sporting coverage. He joined The New Daily as web page editor in 2017.

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ROD MYER
Your Super Editor

Rod has extensive experience as a writer, broadcaster, author, media trainer, speech writer, poet and public speaker. Rod has written extensively on business for major newspapers covering a wide range of areas including energy, infrastructure, media, banking, telecommunications and corporate finance.  In addition, Rod has written the biographies of two leading Australian business figures,

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LOUISE TALBOT
News Editor

Louise started off as a daily news reporter for the Herald and Weekly Times in 1987. In 1991, Louise became a researcher and field producer for for NINE Network’s A Current Affair and worked with senior reporters flying out on location across eastern Australia. After settling down in NSW, Louise became the Melbourne Correspondent for WHO Magazine and spent the next 21 years covering major national and international news stories from her home base. In January 2017, Louise joined The New daily team in the capacity of news editor/weekend home page editor and is now an integral part of The New Daily’s weekend coverage.

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SUZAN DELIBASIC
Technology Reporter

Suzan Delibasic has been a journalist for three years in both print and digital media. Suzan has worked on three mastheads and as a group journalist for Leader Community News, while having opinion pieces and news stories published in other News Corp titles including the Herald Sun. In 2017, Suzan won the News Corp News Award for Achievements in Community Journalism and in 2018 the Melbourne Press Club Quill Award for Excellence in Suburban Journalism. Suzan loves all things tech, gaming, data and gadgets and now reigns as The New Daily’s technology journalist.

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ISABELLE LANE
Property Reporter

Isabelle Lane joined The New Daily in 2018. She previously worked as a journalist at Fairfax Media, and in 2017 produced Grace Under Fire, a short documentary film on sexual harassment in the bush for the Victorian Women’s Trust. As The New Daily’s property reporter, Isabelle provides independent coverage of all aspects of Australia’s real estate markets, from housing affordability to premium property and more.

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ALANA MITCHELSON
Consumer Affairs Journalist

Alana Mitchelson is an award-winning journalist currently specialising in consumer affairs with The New Daily. Her interests include (but are not limited to) consumer technology, health, e-commerce, privacy, retail and personal finance, and she closely follows the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout. Alana has previously worked internationally for the USA Today network and at local newspapers.

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RACHEL EDDIE
State News Reporter

Rachel Eddie is the state news reporter, covering New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. She is interested in covering social issues, politics and cities. Follow her on Twitter @heyracheddie.

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CHRISTIANE BARRO
Journalist

 

Christiane Barro is a Walkley award-winning journalist. She is a recent Monash graduate and has taken up a reporting gig at The New Daily. She has a key interest in uncovering hidden truths.

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JAMES RIED
Journalist

James Ried first appeared at The New Daily in 2016, when he started as a reporter. Since joining TND, James has provided coverage on US politics, consumer technology, entertainment, health and science-related issues, and is currently the world news reporter. James previously worked for News Corp and has a background in environmental and sports journalism.

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MAHSA FRATANTONI
Health Reporter

Mahsa Fratantoni is an accomplished health journalist who has trained at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. She brings a deep understanding of the science behind health, with a Bachelor of Arts and Science and a Masters in International Public Health.

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