Federal election 2022: Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce discuss subsidies for struggling newspapers as costs skyrocket

Michael Parris
Updated May 5 2022 - 10:36pm, first published 5:00am
'AWARE': Barnaby Joyce at a media conference in Singleton on Wednesday.
'AWARE': Barnaby Joyce at a media conference in Singleton on Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says he has spoken to Scott Morrison about subsidies to help regional newspapers meet spiralling newsprint costs.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


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.

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