Malcolm Farr is national political editor at news.com.au, Australia's highest rating online news site. He has worked in Canberra for 26 years, previously for the Sydney Daily Telegraph. He also has worked on newspapers in Brisbane (The Australian, Brisbane Sun), Sydney (The Australian, Daily Mirror and Telegraph), Melbourne (The Australian) and Rome (International Daily News). He regularly appears on panels in radio and TV political discussion programs, such as the ABC's senior Sunday morning show Insiders. He served as president of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery from 2001-2006. In this position he helped create the Gallery's Mid-Winter Ball which has raised more than $3 million for charities and has become a prime event in the political calendar. He was chairman of the Walkley Foundation board (custodian of the Walkley Awards for journalism) from 1999 to 2004, and was chief judge of the Walkley non-fiction book award 2005-2015.