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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.

View from The Hill: Energy policy and Turnbull's leadership plunge into debilitating uncertainty

Aug 21, 2018 16:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The most fraught day of his prime ministership has seen the implosion of one of Malcolm Turnbulls key policy pledges to deliver certainty on energy policy that only weeks ago seemed on course. As Turnbull threw...

View from The Hill: Malcolm Turnbull struggling to shore up his border

Aug 21, 2018 16:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Malcolm Turnbull is still upright, but he will have to be a miracle worker to survive and lead the government to the election. Peter Duttons 35 votes to Turnbulls 48 is a solid base for a challenger to build on. That...

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

Aug 14, 2018 13:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Victoria suggests federal government should legislate on emissions while NEG talks continue

Aug 13, 2018 15:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the National Energy Guarantee, by suggesting parliament should pass the federal governments emissions reduction legislation ahead of the states signing onto the...

Inquiry finds Husar behaved badly to staff but dismisses allegations of lewd conduct

Aug 13, 2018 14:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The inquiry into Labor MP Emma Husars conduct has upheld complaints that she behaved unreasonably towards her staff, but rejected claims of lewd conduct and misleading the parliament. An independent assessment by...

Labor states keep the National Energy Guarantee in play but withhold agreement

Aug 13, 2018 13:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The Labor states have kept the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) alive but withheld the in-principle support the federal government had originally hoped to extract from Fridays meeting of the COAG Energy Council. The next...

Embattled VC winner asks Attorney-General to refer Fairfax Media to police

Aug 13, 2018 13:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith, the subject of allegations of misconduct while serving with the SAS in Afghanistan, has asked Attorney-General Christian Porter to refer reports by Fairfax Media to the Australian...

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Economy

Australian bonds trade narrowly mixed in subdued session; investors eye U.S-China trade talks

Australian bonds traded narrowly mixed in subdued Wednesday session as investors remain sidelined in any major deal ahead of the U.S.-China trade talks. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year note, which moves...

Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

Australian bonds fell across the curve during early Asian session Tuesday as investors risk appetite recovered following the U.S.-China trade talks, lifting the 10-year yield from this years low seen yesterday. The...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices, once again disappointed market participants is testing the $6,500 mark during European session Monday after Chinese regulators have arrested three individuals found accused and guilty for $87...

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of trade talks with China; August FOMC meeting minutes in focus

The U.S. Treasuries surged Monday amid a comeback in trade talks with China over tariffs this week. However, it will be a quiet start to the week in the US, with the first important diary entries being Wednesdays release...

German bunds slip in European trading ahead of 10-year auction, August manufacturing PMI

The German bunds slipped during European session Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys 10-year auction, scheduled to be held on August 22, besides, the manufacturing PMI for the month of August, due on the...

Politics

I went to see Pussy Riot – if they're serious protesters, I'm Sid Vicious

Many years after my first punk concert, when I met Pete Shelley and the other Buzzcocks at the old Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, I was excited at the age of 69 to be in Edinburgh to attend my second one. Pussy Riots...

Trump’s Space Force isn't as new or as dangerous as it seems

Donald Trumps plans to create a Space Force have ruffled plenty of feathers and alarmed some commentators. Some argue it will merely cause a bureaucratic headache. Raising greater concerns, others have argued the Space...

ANC expediency is messing up South Africa's land reform process

Its highly likely that an amendment will be made to South Africas constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation following a decision to do so by the ruling party the African National Congress...

Marikana: it's time Ramaphosa moved on accountability and reparations

The 2012 Marikana massacre in South Africas North West Province, in which 34 miners were killed by the police, remains an unhealed scar in post democratic South Africa. Two of the most important unresolved issues involve...

The royal commission should result not only in new regulation, but new education

The Financial Services Royal Commission has not only shown that banks and their representatives have behaved appallingly, but that we need better-educated consumers. It is naive not to expect new schemes will pop up to...

Science

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to market

Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of them after we use them. Unlike other forms of trash, such as food and...

Darwin's theory of evolution owes more to his garden than the Galápagos

Its one of the greatest stories in science, right up there with Neil Armstrongs small step on the moon and Jane Goodalls overhaul of ideas on non-human relationships. When naturalist Charles Darwin first set foot in the...

Why there's been a boom in discovering new species despite a biodiversity crisis

Something of a boom in the discovery of new species is taking place right now. It is so significant that some say it is similar to the period of the 18th and 19th centuries when European naturalists ventured into newly...

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Features: Upcoming Handset Variant May Have a Confirmed Release Date

According to CNET, the OnePus 6T is currently rumored to be released in October. This mirrors the fall release of the higher-end model that usually launches before the summer that OnePlus has followed since the OnePlus 2...

'GTA' 6 Rumors, Release Date: GTA Franchise Rumored to Come Back to Vice City

GTA 6 has yet to be announced as an official game in production by Rockstar Games but fan anticipation is so great that people are talking about the yet-to-exist sequel even before Rockstar has released its most recent...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Launches ‘Collector’s Box’ with Exclusive Items, Except the Game Itself

As the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws near, more and more purchase options and items are being announced by Rockstar Games. The latest is the Collectors Box with an array of exclusive physical items, except for the...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Features: Title Up for 2019 Announcement, 2020 Release?; Fans Hope to Explore Open World with Cars

Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are yet to confirm the existence of The Sims 5. But many fans are already speculating that the fifth main title installment could be announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020. In...

Hyundai-backed Hdac Technology signs MOU with blockchain real estate startup DREAMChain

Hdac Technology AG, a blockchain-based IoT contract platform backed by Hyundai, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dream Global Partners, establishing the foundation of a comprehensive collaborative...
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