Troy Bramston has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition, and the private sector. He is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government.
He now works as a columnist and leader writer with The Australian newspaper and as a political commentator on Sky News.
Troy is the author of Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges (2011) and is the editor of For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches That Shaped History (2012), editor of The Wran Era (2006) and co-editor of The Hawke Government: A Critical Retrospective (2003). He is currently working on a book about Paul Keating. His feature articles, opinion pieces, and book reviews have been widely published in the nation’s leading newspapers, magazines and academic journals.
He has an economics degree with honours from the University of Sydney and a master’s degree in politics and international relations from the University of New South Wales.
In 2001, Troy was awarded the Centenary Medal by the governor-general for his services towards the Centenary of Federation commemorations.
He lives in Sydney with his partner, Nicky, and two children, Madison and Angus.