Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon poised to quit politics

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated September 12 2021 - 10:34pm, first published 10:00pm
Joel Fitzgibbon

Hunter federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon has confirmed he will quit Parliament having led a campaign against Labor's climate change policies.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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