• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3799

Schubert, Misha

  • Occupation Community advocate, Journalist, Print journalist


Misha Schubert’s career in journalism began in 1998 at the Australian as a general news reporter, going on to become its Victorian political reporter. In 2001-02 she moved to New York, acquiring a masters degree from Columbia University’s journalism school to complement her BA from RMIT. She moved to Canberra in 2002 where she covered indigenous affairs and health for two years before joining The Age as a federal political correspondent. On parliamentary sitting days, she writes a political gossip column, House on the Hill. She is also a regular panellist on ABC television’s Insiders program.

Misha has also developed a profile in the community sector. She was a founding chairperson of Girlstorey, a drop-in centre for young women in Melbourne, and is a life member and former president of YWCA Victoria. She was a republican delegate at the 1998 Constitutional Convention in Canberra.

From September 2012 until August 2015 Misha was the Director of Communications for Recognise, the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. In September 2015, Misha took up the position of Director of Strategic Communications for Universities Australia.


  • 2015 - 2015

    Universities Australia

    Director of Strategic Communications
  • 2012 - 2015


    Director of Communications
  • 2011 - 2012

    The Sunday Age

    National Political Editor
  • 2004 - 2011

    The Age

    Political Correspondent
  • 1998 - 2004

    Nation Wide News – The Australian Newspaper

  • 1998 - 1970

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Misha Schubert, 1997-1998 [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Life Member
    • Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - )