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Veteran political journalist David Barnett dies, aged 90

Veteran federal political journalist David Barnett, who spearheaded the first official Canberra bureau of Australian Associated Press more than 50 years ago, has died aged 90, reports Nine Publishing’s Kaaren Morrissey.

Barnett became the national newswire’s first bureau chief in 1971, overseeing two journalists in what is now called Old Parliament House.

He was just in time to report on one of the most seismic shifts in Australian politics, the 1972 election of Labor prime minister Gough Whitlam.

Barnett died in Canberra’s Calvary Hospital on Saturday after a short admission.

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