Paul Cleary grew up in Sydney's southwest and has worked as a journalist covering economic, social and tax policy for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review for 10 years. His revelations about secret Treasury analysis of the Howard Government's 2000 tax reform led to a Senate inquiry and improvements for low income groups.
He worked in Hanoi for two years as a correspondent and helped establish the country's first daily newspaper in English. In 2002, he was awarded a Chevening Fellowship by the UK Foreign Office for a masterís degree in the political economy of development. After first visiting East Timor in 1997, he was an adviser in the East Timor Government's Timor Sea Office from 2003-2005, and travelled extensively around the country.
Paul Cleary will be appearing:
Foreign correspondents discuss their work.