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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.

Indefinite freeze on non-urgent elective surgery in Australia

Mar 26, 2020 16:07 pm UTC| Health

All non-urgent elective surgery is being suspended, to free up resources as hospitals prepare to deal with the full impact of COVID-19. Announcing the suspension, taking effect from midnight Wednesday, Scott Morrison...

View from The Hill: Entertainment venues closed in draconian measures to fight the virus

Mar 23, 2020 12:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Clubs, pubs, movie theatres and gyms will be closed and restaurants will only be able to provide takeaways in draconian measures to fight the spread of coronavirus announced by Scott Morrison late Sunday night. But...

Australian government's new $66 billion package will take coronavirus economic life support to $189 billion

Mar 23, 2020 07:37 am UTC| Economy

Small and medium-sized businesses will get up to $100,000 in cash payments in the governments second stage of emergency assistance, worth a huge $66 billion, to cushion businesses and individuals as the coronavirus cuts a...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

Mar 15, 2020 16:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Big stimulus package to splash cash, including $25,000 to small and medium-sized businesses

Mar 12, 2020 17:42 pm UTC| Politics Economy

The Morrison governments stimulus measures, to be announced Thursday, will include a $25,000 cash flow boost for small and medium-sized businesses, a subsidy to help preserve apprentices jobs, and a big expansion of the...

Government triggers emergency plan for COVID-19 pandemic, and considers economic assistance

Mar 01, 2020 12:51 pm UTC| Health

The federal government has activated its emergency response plan to deal with a spread of the coronavirus locally, in anticipation of it becoming a pandemic. It is also considering limited assistance for those hardest...

Electricity market transforming apace but security a worry: Energy Security Board

Feb 25, 2020 12:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The transformation of the national electricity market has progressed at a remarkable pace and scale over the last year as it moves towards renewables, but security is a critical issue, according to the Energy Security...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Joe Biden beats Donald Trump in three recent polls

Joe Biden beats President Donald Trump in three polls released last week. What was surprising is that Biden was able to pull off the feat despite the recent resurgence in Trumps popularity as his administration confronts...

Donald Trump won’t quarantine but issues travel advisory for coronavirus ‘hot spots’ New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

The rate of coronavirus spread in the United States has alarmed everyone. In just a couple of weeks, the U.S. outpaced Italy and China becoming the country with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 infections. Various...

Barack Obama joins Steph Curry and Dr. Fauci’s Coronavirus conversation

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry recently chatted live with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and a member of the White Houses task force for the coronavirus...

Donald Trump still wants to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the U.S. now becoming the top country with most COVID-19 cases

Despite warnings from medical experts on the potential dangers involved, it seems that President Donald Trump is bent on easing up coronavirus restriction by Easter. In a letter to state governors, Trump said that the...

US President Donald Trump reveals why he wants the lockdown to end by Easter Sunday

The growing pandemic that is the coronavirus or COVID19 has resulted in the United States implementing a lockdown, leaving many out of a job or working remotely. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, revealed his hope...

Science

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photo of Earth at night

In the midst of all the fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many are also in search of some good news. Recently, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir shared a photo of the Earth being illuminated...

Coronavirus update: Possible scenarios on how the pandemic will come to an end

The coronavirus or COVID19 may currently be disrupting everyday lives, but there is a time where it will end. With that in mind, it bears wondering just how will the pandemic come to a halt. With hundreds and thousands...

Asteroids: 590-foot space rock to arrive on Friday

NASAs asteroid trackers spotted an asteroid heading towards Earth at a rapid pace. Scientists predict that this asteroid will be arriving and passing by the planet later this week. Express reports that asteroid 2012...

Aliens: Experts believe Mercury once had components for life

Space agencies are continuing their search for possible signs of life beyond Earth in their missions to nearby planets like Mars. Recently, some experts believe that another planet once had the essential components for...

Technology

Tesla employees found positive for coronavirus

A couple of Tesla employees have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the company joins the private sectors efforts to help provide the lack of medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Tesla CEO Elon...

AirPods 3 wish list: 3 things to expect and 1 unlikely feature

One of Apples biggest successes in 2019 was the announcement of AirPods Pro, but it might be too pricey for some consumers. There may still be a significant demand for a new truly wireless earbuds from Apple with a less...

iOS 14 code allegedly leaked a no-notch iPhone 12 design

The iOS 14 update is only a few months away from being unveiled, so it is not surprising that alleged leak codes have started to make headlines. Recently, a report claimed that an iOS 14 code was containing a supposed...

‘PUBG Mobile’ is getting a new map set in a massive library

There are many reasons to be excited about the upcoming patches for PUBG Mobile. A new map has been spotted along with a new game mode in beta while fans have yet to hear about the Erangel 2.0 again. Next PUBG Mobile...
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