BBC News has appointed Jon Donnison as the new Australia correspondent, commencing early August 2013. Donnison has been the BBC’s Gaza and West Bank correspondent for the past three years. 

Based in Sydney, Donnison will report on the latest political, cultural and business news from Australia for international news channel BBC World News and BBC.com, as well as covering stories for the BBC’s news services within the UK.

Donnison has spent 15 years working in broadcast journalism and this year was awarded the Silver Sony Award for Radio Journalist of the Year for his coverage of Gaza in 2012.