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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan

Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Michelle Grattan is one of Australia's most respected political journalists. She has been a member of the Canberra parliamentary press gallery for more than 40 years, during which time she has covered all the most significant stories in Australian politics.

As a former editor of The Canberra Times, Michelle Grattan was also the first female editor of an Australian daily newspaper. She has been with the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and Political Editor of The Age since 2004.

Michelle currently has a dual role with an academic position at the University of Canberra and as Associate Editor (Politics) and Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation.

In her role at the University of Canberra, Michelle is teaching, working on research projects in politics and political communication, as well as providing public commentary and strategic advice.

She is the author, co-author, and editor of several books and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2004 for her long and distinguished service to Australian journalism.

Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate quits in Cartier watches affair

Nov 02, 2020 06:53 am UTC| Business

Chief of Australia Post Christine Holgate has fallen on her sword, admitting the optics of her gift of Cartier watches to four high-performing employees did not pass the pub test for many people. Holgates Monday...

United States' standing wanes on Lowy Asia power index

Oct 20, 2020 00:06 am UTC| Economy

The United States has registered the largest fall in relative regional power of any country in the Indo-Pacific during the last year, according to the Lowy Institutes Asia Power Index. The index, started in 2018, ranks...

Government extends assistance for first home buyers to stimulate building industry

Oct 05, 2020 14:11 pm UTC| Economy

In its latest stimulus measure, the Morrison government will extend its first home loan deposit scheme to an extra 10,000 home buyers. But unlike existing arrangements, where people can purchase a new or existing home,...

Federal government did not prepare aged care sector adequately for COVID: royal commission

Oct 05, 2020 13:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic. In a damning report the commission rejected the governments repeated claim it had a plan for aged care,...

Australian government extends COVID health initiatives at $2 billion cost

Sep 20, 2020 06:09 am UTC| Politics

The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months, until the end of March, in its latest acknowledgement that pandemic assistance will be needed on various fronts for a longer period. The...

Government to recruit 500 more reservists in $1 billion accelerated defence spend to support jobs

Aug 26, 2020 11:17 am UTC| Politics Economy

The Morrison government is accelerating and repurposing defence spending in a A$1 billion boost to support about 4,000 jobs and assist small and medium-sized businesses in the defence industry supply chain. In several...

Government announces $2.5 billion package to support training and apprenticeships

Jul 16, 2020 14:09 pm UTC| Politics

The Morrison government has announced $2 billion to be augmented by another $500 million from the states for a skills package to boost training and job creation. A $1 billion JobTrainer program will provide training...

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Economy

US legislators to vote on bill that may delist Chinese firms

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill threatening to boot Chinese companies, including behemoths like Alibaba and Baidu, out of American stock markets. The bill, entitled Holding Foreign Companies...

Japan, China hope travel restart would boost economies

Japan and China are hopeful that the easing of border controls and compulsory 14-day quarantine requirements to expedite their economic recoveries. The two countries started accepting visa applications for business...

South Korea's tariffs on Japanese steel found illegal by WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that South Korea violated the international anti-dumping agreement when it renewed a series of 15.39 percent duties on Japanese stainless steel bars in 2017. According to the WTO...

China imposes 212% tariffs on Australia's wine, claims dumping

Chinese regulators would impose tariffs of between 107.1 and 212.1 percent on Australian wines after finding preliminary evidence of dumping, causing material damage to the domestic wine industry in China. An...

Oil price reaches highest level since March due to promising vaccine, Biden transition

Oil surged to $47 a barrel Tuesday, its highest level since in March on Tuesday, due to AstraZenecas promising coronavirus vaccine that spurred demand recovery hopes and US President-elect Joe Bidens transition to the...

Politics

World War 3 panic: Iran accuses Israel of assassination of top nuclear scientist

Tensions in the middle east have since raised concerns that these conflicts may turn into World War 3 should nothing be done. Following the killing of a top nuclear scientist in Tehran, Iran has now pointed fingers at...

Barack Obama says Drake can play him in a biopic

There have been several screen adaptations that portrayed former President Barack Obama over the years. However, should there be another screen adaptation of the former president again, Obama has already given his approval...

Joe Biden victory: President-elect gains more votes in Wisconsin county recount

States are beginning to certify the wins received by president-elect Joe Biden as he moves forward to building his incoming administration before getting inaugurated by January. Following a recount of votes in Wisconsin,...

Melania Trump reportedly in talks to write a memoir with support from husband Donald Trump

Many political figures have often ventured into writing memoirs about their time as active public servants or even in the midst of their tenures. Outgoing first lady Melania Trump may soon be one of them as she is...

Science

Asteroid news: Hayabusa2 samples of Ryugu arriving at Earth in two weeks

Space agencies all over the world are already ahead of us in tackling possible asteroid collisions that may happen in the future. Japans own space agency is already making progress in studying one particular asteroid,...

Asteroid alert: Mysterious minimoon to make an approach to Earth next week

Back in September, astronomers were left speculating about the asteroid 2020 SO even after it was first spotted approaching our planet. As the mysterious space object makes itself visible again, astronomers now have...

Reincarnation: Top NASA scientist believed there is scientific proof of life after death

One of the biggest mysteries in life is the concept of the afterlife, something that could only be viewed in a more spiritual sense than scientific. However, one top NASA scientist believed that there is scientific...

Climate change warning: Antarctica's ice sheet may become unstable if global warming continues

The whole world may be suffering from climate change, but the icy region of Antarctica is among the worst-hit. As the ice has already melted at a concerning rate, scientists have warned that the ice sheet of the continent...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ cross-saves will work easier on Xbox than on PlayStation

Cyberpunk 2077 is less than two weeks away from going live, hopefully, for real this time. To help console players prepare, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the game will support cross-saves from one generation of console to...

Xiaomi Mi 11 launch moves up to January 2021, known leaker reports

It appears that Xiaomi Mi 11 is joining the list of smartphones that could be launched earlier than anticipated in 2021. Meanwhile, one of the reported changes in the upcoming series is the adoption of the 120Hz refresh...

MIUI 13’s rumored compatibility list doesn’t mention Xiaomi Mi 8 series

Any avid fan of the Xiaomi smartphone brand and its sub-brands is not just excited about the upcoming smartphones the company will release in the coming year. They also know that they should be anticipating the release of...

‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’: Ubisoft adds adaptive framerate settings for new-gen consoles

The newly released game Assassins Creed Valhalla received a large patch, Title Update 1.0.4, recently that mainly benefits those playing on PlayStation and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Ubisoft has also addressed balancing...
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