Max Walsh

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Max Walsh

Maximilian Sean Walsh

(1937-05-08) 8 May 1937 (age 84)
OccupationJournalist, author and broadcaster

Maximilian Sean Walsh AM (born 8 May 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.[1] 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 Age. In 1998, he became editor-in-chief of The Bulletin.[2] He worked at The Bulletin until his retirement from the editor-at-large position in June 2007.[3]

Board positions[edit]

As of January 2014, Walsh is deputy chairman of financial advisory firm Dixon Advisory and is a member of the firm's investment committee.[4]

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.[5]


Walsh is author of the book, "Poor Little Rich Country - A political History of the 1970s".


  1. ^ Hills, Ben. "Breaking News: The Golden Age of Graham Perkin". Scribe, 2010.
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rod. "Australian Studies in Journalism 8". University of Queensland, 1999, p197-238.
  3. ^ Ramsey, Alan (14 July 2007). "Thanks a million to one of the straightshooters". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ Wilmot, Ben (26 January 2017). "Max Walsh fund manager eyes $150m for US expansion". The Australian. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Maximilian Sean WALSH". Australian Honours Search Facility, Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 6 November 2020.

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