10 months ago
After interviewing every prime minister since Malcolm Fraser and rubbing shoulders with world leaders, one of the ABC's most respected and longest serving political journalists is calling it a day.
Jim Middleton is leaving the corporation after a career spanning 44 years.
He accepted a redundancy offer that was brought about by budget cuts which forced the ABC to shed 70 staff.
"It's always sad to leave an organisation which has taken up such a large part of your life, which I have enjoyed wholeheartedly having had so many great opportunities," he said.