Lenore Taylor is an award winning political journalist who has covered federal politics for twenty-two years. She is national affairs correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and a regular commentator on radio and television, including the ABC’s Insiders program. In her co-authored book Shitstorm – Inside Labor’s Darkest Days (MUP) – with David Uren – Taylor examines the Rudd Government’s handling of the global financial crisis in 2008-9 and the price of that strategy for the government. Lenore Taylor addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 20 July 2010. The paper which follows is an edited transcript of that address.

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