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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: Conservatives may come to regret stirring hornets' nest of religious freedom

Oct 16, 2018 14:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

When Scott Morrison promised to abolish the right of religious schools to expel gay students because of their sexual orientation, his motive was obvious and so was what would inevitably happen next. Morrison insults...

Morrison government courts controversy on Jerusalem ahead of Wentworth byelection

Oct 16, 2018 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison has announced Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israels capital and moving its embassy there in a move immediately seen in the context of Saturdays byelection in Wentworth, which has a large...

View from the Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones

Oct 09, 2018 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The row over shock jock Alan Jones and what will be displayed on the Sydney Opera House sails about The Everest horse race involves two sets of issues. One is around whether it is appropriate to use this Sydney icon as...

States want the GST guarantee set in legislative stone

Oct 04, 2018 14:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The government hoped to have the pressure on Labor over planned legislation for a new GST carve up but instead it has found itself on the back foot. At a meeting of state and territory treasurers on Wednesday, there was...

A Shorten government would subsidise pre-school for three year olds

Oct 04, 2018 14:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Bill Shorten will announce on Thursday that a Labor government would finance 15 hours a week of subsidised preschool education for three year olds from 2021. With education an election battleground, Shorten is linking a...

ACTU push for industry bargaining increases pressure on Labor

Oct 04, 2018 14:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The ACTU is stepping up its pressure for industry bargaining as part of a radical revamp of the industrial relations system that it wants a Labor government to embrace. In a speech to be delivered on Thursday, ACTU...

Australian Budget deficit comes in at $10.1 billion, in boost for early return to surplus

Sep 27, 2018 16:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The budget outcome for 2017-18 shows a deficit of A$10.1 billion dramatically less than expected in May, and just 0.6% of GDP. In this years May budget, a mere four months ago, the outcome for the last financial year...

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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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