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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.

Back-to-back Reserve Bank cuts take interest rates to new low of 1%

Jul 03, 2019 20:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

The Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate by another 0.25 percentage points to a new low of 1%, reflecting continuing concern over the slow economy. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe said the latest cut, which...

Grattan on Friday: Media freedom joins the current 'freedoms' agenda

Jun 07, 2019 16:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Scott Morrison is very concerned to protect freedom of religion, and many Liberals tell us we dont have enough safeguards for freedom of speech. Now the prime minister has on his hands a massive, unexpected and, for him,...

Frydenberg declares tax package must be passed 'in its entirety'

May 27, 2019 09:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The governments tax relief package is shaping up as the first test of incoming opposition leader Anthony Albanese, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declaring on Friday it must be supported in its entirety when put to the new...

View from The Hill: Should Labor jump to new generation leader - and Morrison steal some Shorten policies?

May 20, 2019 22:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrisons spectacular win, against all expectations, is attributable to a potent mix of his strengths and Labors weaknesses. Morrison, it turns out, was made in some political heaven where they forge ideal...

Shorten promises $2.3 billion package to relieve costs for cancer patients

Apr 05, 2019 10:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Bill Shorten has promised his government would introduce a A$2.3 billion four year package to slash cancer patients out-of-pocket costs, and has committed $1 billion to give extra tax relief for low income earners, above...

Funding boost for policing finance sector, in budget that warns of economic softening

Mar 25, 2019 13:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The April 2 budget will provide about A$600 million to pursue wrongdoers and help restore trust in Australias financial system. The budget, which will be a launching pad for the election, likely to be announced the...

Cabinet ministers Pyne and Ciobo set to head out door

Mar 01, 2019 13:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Defence Minister, Christopher Pyne and the Defence Industry Minister Steve Ciobo, both cabinet members, are set to announce they are quitting parliament at the election, in the latest of multiple high profile exits...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of September retail sales, Fed speeches

The U.S. Treasuries surged during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of September, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. Also, Chicago Fed President Evans and FOMC member...

UK gilts jump on lower-than-expected September CPI; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of September came in lower than market expectations, albeit remaining unchanged from...

German bunds flat after Eurozone September CPI slips slightly, trade balance lower than estimates

The German bunds remained flat during European session Wednesday after the eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of September, slipped slightly, falling short of market expectations as well. Also,...

NZ consumer prices rise 0.7 pct in September quarter, inflation pressures continue to build

New Zealands consumer price inflation was a little higher than expected in the September quarter, rising 0.7 percent q/q. The annual inflation rate dropped from 1.7 percent to 1.5 percent, largely due to the variability in...

KRW likely to recoup more of year-to-date losses along with yuan appreciation in coming weeks, says Scotiabank

The South Korea won is expected to recoup more of its year-to-date losses along with the yuan appreciation in the coming weeks, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The Bank of Korea lowered its...

Politics

Donald Trump’s alleged habit of ‘unwanted touching’ of women continues just before proposing to Melania Trump

Many people, especially the critics, have been having a hard time believing that the marriage and relationship between Donald Trump and Melania Trump are as good as they say it is. One of the pressing issues anchored to...

Melania Trump reacts to Donald Trump cheating allegations

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have always been in the limelight since they tied the knot. But the status of their marriage has become much more exposed to public speculations once they occupied the White House. Many...

Melania Trump: Is she distancing herself from Donald Trump’s political woes?

The past weeks have been hectic for the Trump administration, especially after an impeachment inquiry has been officially launched in the Congress in late September against President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, it is hard not...

How a 1905 debate about 'tainted' Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today

Many nonprofits, including top universities and museums are confronting serious ethical dilemmas regarding accepting tainted money. The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab, has been widely criticized for...

Trump's bad Nixon imitation may cost him the presidency

Whatever Donald Trump does, Richard Nixon usually did it first and better. Nixon got a foreign governments help to win a presidential election over 50 years ago. Trumps imitation of the master has proven far from...

Science

HIV cure studies major advancements reported in 2019 spark hope

Finding a cure that would eliminate HIV from the body remains one of the biggest challenges in humanity. However, there have been numerous studies published this year alone that seemed to have proven that, ultimately, HIV...

Former NASA scientists insisted they found evidence of life on Mars

Scientists are usually very careful when answering questions on the long-running mystery of whether or not extraterrestrial life exists in space, especially on Mars. But a former scientist of the National Aeronautics and...

NASA Apollo 10 allegedly captured UFO images from space

Humans now have plenty of ideas on how space looks like, thanks to the numerous missions that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other similar agencies have launched over the years. However, images taken...

NASA rover allegedly captures an image proving there's life on Mars

It has been decades since humans started launching missions to space. At this point, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has already sent numerous rovers to Mars to observe the several sections of the...

Elon Musk reminded NASA it can share SpaceX’s IP to anyone; Agency unwilling to do so due to security concern

Elon Musk and NASAs partnership has been standing on rocky ground in recent months as the Commercial Crew endeavor has been delayed. The mission aims to put American astronauts to space using SpaceXs services, opting to...

Technology

'Fortnite: Chapter 2' to offer may new features and all-new island to navigate

Fortnite: Chapter 2 marks the return of the game after the black hole that lasted for 40 hours. Going offline for almost two days also signified the end of season 10, and now it is making its comeback and introducing...

‘The Sims 5’ release date depends on ‘TS4’ expansion contents

EA remains silent about their plans for The Sims 5. With that, fans of the life simulation video game series are looking at the possible remaining expansion contents for The Sims 4 to get an idea when an all-new title is...

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ release date: Upcoming entry needs 10.3 GB worth of storage

Nintendo is slated to reveal more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield in just a few hours. Until now, its difficult to discern what sort of detail is going to be shared. Is there a new Pokémon thats...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ new dungeon arrives today; European servers to receive an update tomorrow

World of Warcraft Classic is preparing to bring in new content for the game, this time adding Dire Maul into the world. The dungeon was supposed to arrive next month but was slotted in early, hitting North American servers...

‘Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion’ release date: Developers will be changing areas on the map to reflect certain stories

Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion isnt expected to come out soon, and the games release is just adding more anticipation to an already anticipated title. Part of the reason for this excitement is due to the developers addressing...
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