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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.

Low carbon economy can spur Australian “manufacturing boom”: Albanese

Oct 29, 2019 19:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Anthony Albanese will seek to marry a strong commitment to a low carbon economy that can fuel a manufacturing boom, with firm support for coal, in his first vision statement, to be delivered in Perth. Simply put, the...

Back-to-back Reserve Bank cuts take interest rates to new low of 1%

Jul 03, 2019 20:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

The Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate by another 0.25 percentage points to a new low of 1%, reflecting continuing concern over the slow economy. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe said the latest cut, which...

Grattan on Friday: Media freedom joins the current 'freedoms' agenda

Jun 07, 2019 16:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Scott Morrison is very concerned to protect freedom of religion, and many Liberals tell us we dont have enough safeguards for freedom of speech. Now the prime minister has on his hands a massive, unexpected and, for him,...

Frydenberg declares tax package must be passed 'in its entirety'

May 27, 2019 09:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The governments tax relief package is shaping up as the first test of incoming opposition leader Anthony Albanese, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declaring on Friday it must be supported in its entirety when put to the new...

View from The Hill: Should Labor jump to new generation leader - and Morrison steal some Shorten policies?

May 20, 2019 22:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrisons spectacular win, against all expectations, is attributable to a potent mix of his strengths and Labors weaknesses. Morrison, it turns out, was made in some political heaven where they forge ideal...

Shorten promises $2.3 billion package to relieve costs for cancer patients

Apr 05, 2019 10:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Bill Shorten has promised his government would introduce a A$2.3 billion four year package to slash cancer patients out-of-pocket costs, and has committed $1 billion to give extra tax relief for low income earners, above...

Funding boost for policing finance sector, in budget that warns of economic softening

Mar 25, 2019 13:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The April 2 budget will provide about A$600 million to pursue wrongdoers and help restore trust in Australias financial system. The budget, which will be a launching pad for the election, likely to be announced the...

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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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