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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

US imposes 25% duties on French goods in digital tax row

The US imposed 25 percent more duties on $1.3 billion value of French imports in response to Frances digital services tax. However, it is holding off from collecting the additional duties to allow further time to...

Chinese banks brace being cut off US dollar supply

Chinese banks are preparing contingency plans if US legislation causes them to be cut off from US dollars or lose access to US dollar settlements as a penalty for serving officials implementing the new national security...

Owners of multiple homes in S. Korea to be assessed with steeper taxes

South Korea will raise property ownership tax rates on people who own three or more homes from a range of 0.6 to 3.2 percent to a scope of 1.2 to 6 percent to curb housing prices. Companies with multiple homes will be...

Chinese banks asked to prepare for sharp increase in bad loans

Chinas financial regulator warned its banks to brace for a big jump in bad loans due to the pandemics effects, resulting in sharply slowing profit growth or profits decline. According to Chinas Banking and Insurance...

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, GE bag deal for giant UK wind farm

Singapores Sembcorp Marine and its consortium partner GE Renewable Energys Grid Solutions have been tapped by German utility company RWE to supply the electrical transmission system for the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS' former lawyer Michael Cohen brought back to jail

There have been a handful of aides of Donald Trump that was sent to jail, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In the midst of the pandemic, Cohen was ordered to be brought back to jail to continue serving his...

Donald Trump: Supreme Court rules POTUS's taxes to be released to Grand Jury

For a long time, Donald Trump has tried to evade the efforts to show his tax returns and his other financial records. Now it appears impossible for Trump to evade any longer as the Supreme Court ruled that it be released...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS visits the Mary Elizabeth House

First lady, Melania Trumps Be Best initiative, puts the overall well-being of children front and center. Recently, Mrs. Trump visited the Mary Elizabeth House to personally deliver some care packages to the staff and...

Melania Trump: New tell-all book reportedly 'thrashes the First Lady and here's its release date

Melania Trump will surely hug the headlines again once the new tell-all book about her is published. This can be controversial and filled with explosive claims since the author is the First Ladys former confidante who was...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘PUBG Mobile’ Royale Pass Season 14 opens a week after update 0.19.0 is released

The highly anticipated patch 0.19.0 for PUBG Mobile has finally arrived, but not all features launching in this update were released on the first day. Some features, including a special training grounds in Livik, are...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...
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