ELECTION DIARY: Joel Fitzgibbon ready to 'fade away' with victory in sight

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated February 12 2022 - 9:48am, first published 1:00am
HIGH VISIBILITY: The Lib team steps out with Snowy Hydro chief Paul Broad at Kurri Kurri this week.

Joel Fitzgibbon says he harbours no regrets about retiring from politics, even though Labor is leading the polls after almost nine years in opposition.

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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.