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Max Walsh (born 1937) is an Australian economic and political commentator, journalist, author and broadcaster. Walsh has held senior positions with two of Australia’s largest publishing companies and television networks.
From 1974 to 1981 Walsh was editor and managing editor of The Australian Financial Review before establishing Nine Network’s Sunday program. He then became co-presenter of The Carleton-Walsh Report on ABC Television, before moving to Channel 10 as anchor of The Walsh Report.
From 1983 to 1998 he was a columnist and correspondent with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age, in 1998 he became Editor-in-Chief of The Bulletin. He worked at the Bulletin until his retirement from the Editor-at-Large position in June 2007.
As of January 2014 Walsh is Deputy Chairman of financial advisory firm Dixon Advisory and is a member of the firms Investment Committee.
Max Walsh is Chairman of the Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund No. 1, Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund No. 2, Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund No. 3, Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund No. 4 and Australian Masters Corporate Bond Fund No. 5.
He is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Global Resource Masters Fund, and Asian Masters Fund and he is a director of the Australian Governance Masters Fund.
In 1984 Walsh was made a member of the Order of Australia for his services to journalism.
Walsh is author of the book, "Poor Little Rich Country - A political History of the 1970s".
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