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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.

Morrison wants Religious Discrimination Act passed before election

Dec 16, 2018 12:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The government will introduce a Religious Discrimination Act to protect the rights of people of faith, with Scott Morrison declaring he would like the legislation passed before the election. Announcing the governments...

Government agrees to national anti-corruption body – with strict limits

Dec 16, 2018 12:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The government has given in to pressure to set a new Commonwealth Integrity Commission but its operation would be strictly circumscribed, without the ability to hold public hearings into allegations of corruption against...

Hokey-pokey politics as the government is shaken all about

Dec 08, 2018 17:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the topsy turvy Liberal universe, just when the right is trying to tighten its grip on the throat of the party, the government is haring off to the left, with this weeks legislation to allow it to break up recalcitrant...

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Dec 04, 2018 16:40 pm UTC| Politics

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

Households to get $2000 subsidy for batteries under Shorten energy policy

Nov 26, 2018 16:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A Labor government would subsidise households to install batteries as part of the ALPs energy policy to be unveiled by Bill Shorten on Thursday. If Labor wins next years election, it would provide from 2020 a A$2000...

Senate president Scott Ryan launches grenade against the right

Nov 26, 2018 15:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Senate president Scott Ryan has called out the right within the Liberal party and among commentators, declaring that Liberal voters dont want views rammed down their throats. In a trenchant critique of federal...

Morrison to unveil broad suite of measures to boost Australia's influence in the Pacific

Nov 08, 2018 16:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison on Thursday will announce an extensive suite of military, diplomatic, financial and people-to-people initiatives in a major boost to Australias role in the Pacific. They include setting up a $2 billion...

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Economy

What moves markets more, Twitter or traditional news?

Can a single tweet make a countrys currency depreciate by 16%? Apparently it did on August 10, when Donald Trump tweeted that US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium would rise sharply. Amid 36,100 retweets, and calls by...

Corporate welfare bums: It’s payback time

Canadas welfare state is disintegrating. Meanwhile, Canadas corporate welfare state has never been stronger. In his 2018 Fall Economic Report, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that corporations would receive $14...

Why Apple is no longer a by-word for innovation – just ask the markets

Which company would you say is going to grow faster in the coming years: Apple or Dominos Pizza? Intuitively, we see Apple as an innovative firm with a forward-looking culture and disruptive ideas, while Dominos Pizza...

‘Start-up nation’: a symptom, but of what?

Under pressure, young entrepreneurs would tend to forget to take into account the effects of their ambitions on their surroundings. Just dance/Shutterstock Today, becoming a start-up nation is a public policy objective...

Angel investors, not entrepreneurs, need government support

What is the secret sauce in Silicon Valleys success? It doesnt hurt to have a high concentration of brilliant minds in one place, but perhaps the biggest factor is the high concentration of angel investors successful,...

Politics

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Emission targets: If there's a (political) will, there's a way

It seems like a day doesnt pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably increase the Earths average temperature past a tipping point that will lead to runaway climate...

Science

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven...

Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The...

Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create designer humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the...

Technology

How Twitter got blindsided by India’s still-toxic caste system

Twitter chief Jack Dorseys first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan (36.8 million followers),...

The Montréal Declaration: Why we must develop AI responsibly

I have been doing research on intelligence for 30 years. Like most of my colleagues, I did not get involved in the field with the aim of producing technological objects, but because I have an interest in the the abstract...

Protecting our digital heritage in the age of cyber threats

One of the key functions of the government is to collect and archive national records. This includes everything from property records and registers of births, deaths and taxes, to Parliamentary proceedings, and even the...

3 ways Facebook and other social media companies could clean up their acts – if they wanted to

Facebook is in crisis mode, but the company can take major steps to fix itself and the global community it says it wants to promote. Facebook founder, CEO and majority shareholder Mark Zuckerberg need not wait for...

Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions

Last week I was followed around the Internet by a pair of shoes. I had looked at them online as a gift for my father-in-law, but he didnt like them, and neither did I. Yet no matter what site I visited, there they were,...
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