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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.

Climate Change Series

Josh Frydenberg prepares ground for Scott Morrison to commit to 2050 climate target

Sep 24, 2021 02:53 am UTC| Politics

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will prepare the way for Scott Morrison to take a target of net zero emissions by 2050 to Glasgow, when he warns on Friday capital inflow will be at risk if Australia is seen as a climate...

Scott Morrison's AstraZeneca 'hand grenade' turns into cluster bomb

Jul 01, 2021 04:56 am UTC| Politics

The debate about the vexed vaccination rollout on Wednesday exploded into an extraordinary free-for-all, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison under fire and health experts arguing among themselves. Morrison had hoped by...

Global Geopolitics Series

Unblocking the passage from India

May 09, 2021 08:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

It became clear this week repatriation flights for Australians stranded in India would have to resume ASAP after May 15, whatever the COVID situation in that country. By going too far in its effort to stop individuals...

Numbers returning from India cut because of increase in quarantine cases

Apr 23, 2021 11:51 am UTC| Economy

The numbers of Australian citizens and permanent residents allowed to return from India and other COVID high risk countries are to be restricted. With COVID surging in India, the cases in quarantine among people...

Major reform of surveillance laws proposed by review

Dec 06, 2020 09:25 am UTC| Law

A new single legislative framework governing electronic surveillance activities in Australia has been recommended by a sweeping review of the nations intelligence laws. The review found the existing laws governing this...

Global Geopolitics Series

Australia demands apology from China over 'repugnant' slur on Twitter

Dec 01, 2020 09:15 am UTC| Politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded China apologise for and Twitter remove a highly offensive tweet depicting an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of a child. Morrison described the tweet as...

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...

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Economy

Amazon seeks to invest in SK Telecom's non-telecom operations

Amazon is in negotiations with South Koreas SK Telecom Co. to invest in the mobile carriers non-telecom operations unit SK Square, a to be hived off next month. Amazon, the worlds largest online retailer, collaborated...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France bans plastic fruit and vegetables packaging in implementing anti-waste law

France will ban plastic packaging for around 30 fruits and vegetables from January 2022 as part of efforts to implement an anti-waste law that supports the countrys transition to a circular economy. The list of fruits...

Plymouth Gin redesigns bottles to eliminate 60 tons of CO2 each year

Plymouth Gin will now be stored in a new bottle that saves 60 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year by eliminating all single-use plastic and reducing the overall weight by 15 percent. The new bottle will roll out...

McDonald’s testing its plant-based McPlant burger in the US

McDonalds is set to test its McPlant burgers in the U.S. after a successful trial in the U.K. The new plant-based menu item was made by Beyond Meat for the restaurant chain. It was reported that McDonalds McPlant burger...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: House Committee subpoenas former Trump DOJ Assistant AG

The bipartisan committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is looking to gather more former Trump administration officials to testify regarding the efforts made by the twice-impeached former president to overturn the...

Nancy Pelosi says proposal to give Treasury authority to raise debt limit 'has merit'

Following a scramble among Democratic lawmakers to raise the debt limit a few weeks ago, Democratic lawmakers are developing an interest in getting rid of the debt limit in its current state. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

South China Sea: Expert warns China may start 'next global conflict' should Taiwan fall

Chinas increasing aggression towards Taiwan and the South China Sea has sparked fears of possible military conflict. An expert has since warned that the next worldwide conflict may start if China succeeds in taking control...

Capitol insurrection: Former DOJ acting attorney general testified before House Committee

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection of January 6 has looked to get testimonies from former Trump administration officials, especially surrounding the twice-impeached Republican presidents final weeks...

Science

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

S. Korean researchers to limit carbon emissions during battery manufacturing

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will invest 11.4 billion won in developing a solvent-free process that does not emit carbon dioxide in electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries. The process...

S. Korean scientists develop device that produces electricity via clothes friction, provides storage

The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) has developed a device that allows clothes and shoes to produce electricity using their frictional forces and to store it. The device has a self-charging...

Technology

‘Genshin Impact’ players might get Arataki Itto in version 2.3

The latest major update to Genshin Impact was just released recently, but it is understandable if many fans are already looking forward to the games next version. Developer miHoYo unveiled a couple of upcoming characters,...

MacBook Pro specs and upgrades that could be announced on October 18

Apple recently announced a launch event happening next week. While the company did not give any hint as to what products will be announced, most Apple fans are guessing it would be the new MacBook Pros. Unsurprisingly,...

Sony launches registration page for PS5 reservations

There is still an immense shortage of PS5 consoles worldwide, especially in the United States. However, Sony hopes to make PS5 reservations a little easier now that the holiday season is approaching. A new landing page...

Poco M4 Pro gets FCC certification

Xiaomi appears to be gearing up to release another smartphone that could enter the market soon. The Poco M4 Pro was recently spotted getting a certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tech...
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