Phillip Coorey is an accomplished Australian journalist, currently holding the prestigious position of political editor at The Australian Financial Review. His journey in federal political reporting began in 1998 when he started as a political correspondent for The Advertiser. Coorey’s remarkable career has been acknowledged with the Paul Lyneham Award for press gallery excellence on two occasions. In a recent article authored by Coorey, he highlighted a significant concern regarding the potential additional annual expenditure of $140 billion due to five major pressures. The report suggested that if these trends persist over the next four decades, these top five pressures could make up half of the Commonwealth’s expenses. As Coorey’s impactful report captured attention, it also drew the focus of his journalist wife, Fleur Anderson, who is his colleague at The Australian Financial Review.
Phil Coorey is married to Fleur Anderson
While details about their wedding anniversary and relationship timeline are private, it is known that Anderson, a senior reporter in the Canberra newsroom, shares Coorey’s professional background in politics, policy, and the economy. Anderson’s influence is palpable through her contributions such as writing the Financial Review’s parliamentary sketch and her participation as an ABC’s Insiders panelist. Her dedication to journalism is further evident through her role as a founding member of Canberra’s Women in Media and past vice-president of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. Having spent two decades in journalism, Anderson has transitioned to the realm of AI and digital communication, reflecting the evolving landscape of her industry. Her expertise extends beyond journalism; she has also ventured into writing, having authored the book “On Sleep” (MUP, 2018), and worked as a Senior Consultant at 89 Degrees East Communications Agency.