Inside Story

Tim Colebatch

Tim Colebatch (1949–2024) was a frequent contributor to Inside Story between 2014 and 2023. He joined the Melbourne Age in 1971 and was successively environment writer, investigative reporter, editorial writer and columnist before becoming the paper’s Washington correspondent, economics writer, and ultimately economics editor and columnist.

Tim’s widely praised book, Dick Hamer: The Liberal Liberal, was reviewed for Inside Story by Judith Brett. His articles for Inside Story during 2016 received the Keith Dunstan Award for Commentary at the Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards.

Peter Martin recalls Tim’s career.