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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: 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...

Victoria says it won't sign up to the NEG without concessions

Aug 08, 2018 13:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Victorian Labor government has significantly raised the bar for the federal governments efforts to win support for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) by declaring it will only sign up if a set of tough conditions is...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Loonie Gains Marginally Amid Flurry of Data Prints In Canada – USD/CAD OTC Updates And Options Strategy

Canadian data announcements have been lined up for the next weeks, with unemployment data scheduled for today, BoC monetary policy is on 15thfollowed by press meet, while retails sales and CPI flashes to print on 21stand...

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

Politics

Donald Trump says over 2 million coronavirus tests were completed

President Donald Trump took to the podium for the latest White House briefing regarding the coronavirus crisis in the country. Trump revealed that over two million coronavirus tests were done. As reported by CNN, Trump...

Melania Trump shares face mask photo to further encourage Americans to wear face masks in public

Contrary to her husband Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump has been stressing the importance of following the advice given by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention lately. The First Lady shared a photo of herself...

Joe Biden announces proposals on Medicare and student debt

As former Vice President Joe Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee, the pressure is now solely on him to unite the party in time for the November elections. In an effort to get Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders...

Ivanka Trump bashed online after showing her kids washing their hands with $40 soap and here's why

Ivanka Trump is on the headlines this week after she was bashed by the public for using an expensive soap in this time of a global pandemic. Apparently, people got upset even if the First Daughters intention was only to...

Science

NASA: Agency shares photo of latest ISS crew launch

Despite the world battling the coronavirus pandemic, space exploration continues, with NASA recently sending a few more people into space. The agency released a photo of the latest rocket launch, sending the new batch of...

Scientists explore the hidden ecosystem in Antarctica

Over time, scientists at Antarctica have made discoveries that shed some light on the Earths history. In a 2014 documentary, a group of divers made a move to explore the almost pristine ecosystem that the frozen continent...

ESA satellites detect an unusual hole in the ozone layer above the Arctic region

Over the years, some progress has been made in restoring the giant hole in the planets ozone layer. However, satellites from the European Space Agency or ESA noticed something unusual about the ozone layer in the Arctic...

NASA: Agency commemorates 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission

Ever since the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, NASA tried to gain momentum by sending in more people to the moon with Apollo 12 and Apollo 13. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. Express...

Technology

iOS 14 will allow users to test features of yet to be installed apps

Apple has reportedly started the development of iOS 14 for a while now, and bits of information allegedly coming from early builds are making its way to the rumor mill. More recently, the next operating system update is...

Pixel 4a release date imminent as full specs appear in a new leak

Googles next mid-range smartphone, widely dubbed as Pixel 4a, is one of the most anticipated tech announcements in the first half of 2020. Despite the Google I/O conference getting canceled this year, very recent leaks...

iPhone 9 specs: Apple’s budget phone could feature the same chip used in the iPhone 11

Budget conscious buyers have been looking forward to Apples upcoming budget phone called iPhone 9. Here are the details that are known so far about the smartphone. iPhone 9 specs Numerous sources have already...

AirPods X for athletes and runners reportedly arrives in fall

Apple is reportedly working on a new AirPods-branded device that will be quite different from the other products in the lineup. It is dubbed as AirPods X and, no, it is not a truly wireless headphone. AirPods X specs,...
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