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Fergus Hunter


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Fergus Hunter is an analyst with ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre, leading a project on coercive diplomacy.

Fergus has over 10 years' experience in media and journalism. Before joining ASPI, he was a reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. Between 2014 and 2020, he covered politics in Canberra, reporting on a range of issues across education, communications, foreign affairs, security and Indigenous Australia. Between 2020 and 2022, he covered crime in Sydney, with a focus on the drug trade and transnational, serious and organised crime.

His reporting on Australia-China relations has been widely referenced in national and international discourse. In 2018, he was joint winner of the Melbourne Press Club's Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism for reporting on foreign interference and influence.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in international relations and political science, from the Australian National University.