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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan

Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Michelle Grattan AO is one of Australia's most respected and awarded 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 will be 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.

Australia pitches tax ‘relief’ in election-focused budget

May 08, 2018 15:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Governance

Treasurer Scott Morrison has unveiled an income tax plan that will cost $140 billion over a decade and initially deliver tax relief up to $530 a year for 4.4 million people earning between $48,000 and $90,000. The...

High Court strikes again – knocking out Government Senate replacement

Nov 15, 2017 09:07 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The High Court has ruled out Liberal Hollie Hughes as a replacement for former Nationals senator Fiona Nash, on the grounds that she had an office of profit under the crown during the election period. Once again, the...

Big gas shortage looming, but government stays hand on export controls

Sep 25, 2017 07:11 am UTC| Insights & Views

The government has issued another warning to gas producers but held off pulling its export control trigger, despite two new reports warning of potential severe local supply shortages. The Australian Energy Market...

High Court sets dual citizenship hearings for October

Aug 24, 2017 04:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The High Court has rejected the governments request to have MPs dual citizenship cases heard in mid-September, instead setting hearing dates of October 10, 11 and 12. This prolongs the uncertainty for the government,...

Sorting out what happened in UNHCR and government talks on refugees important for credibility of both sides

Jul 25, 2017 14:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The fracas between the United Nations high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) and the government over whether Australia agreed to settle a handful of the Manus/Nauru boat people with family here goes to questions of fact...

Global Geopolitics Series

UNHCR accuses government of breaching undertaking over refugee cases

Jul 24, 2017 13:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here a claim denied...

Critical backbenchers push back on Finkel clean energy target plan

Jun 13, 2017 15:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A sizeable slice of his backbench has sent Malcolm Turnbull a forceful message that his road to implementing the clean energy target (CET) proposed by the Finkel inquiry will be rocky even within his own ranks. After...

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Economy

JGBs gain towards end of trading week; falling U.S. 10-year yields cushion debt prices

Japanese government bonds gained as we approach towards the end of the week on Thursday, following a massive decline sparked off in the United States 10-year yields, post minutes of the FOMCs May monetary policy meeting,...

Australian bonds continue to rally tracking upward pressure in U.S. Treasuries

Australian government bonds ralliedon Thursdaytracking firmness in the U.S. Treasuries as investors risk sentiments weighed down by renewed geopolitical caution towards US negotiations with North Korea and China. The...

Australia’s headline construction rises below expectations in Q1

Australias headline construction figure for the first quarter came in below expectations; however, the details of the report were strong. Construction rose 0.2 percent sequentially in the March quarter, with a mix of...

U.S. new home sales miss consensus estimates, suggest a soft start to Q2

The United States new home sales fell by 1.5 percent m/m in April, to 662k. This was below the consensus estimates of 680k, although the m/m rate of decline was in line with what Barclays Research had forecast. The miss...

Asia-Pacific’s macroeconomic environment remains intact, albeit at the cost of trade and capital risks: S&P Ratings

The favorable macroeconomic environment in Asia-Pacific remains intact, although risks relating to capital flows and trade have increased, according to the latest report titled APAC Economic Snapshots--May 2018, published...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Bank of America wins Blockchain Patent for Security Measures

Bank of America has recently been awarded control over a patent that allows users verified access to certain blockchain network. The patent was given on May 22 as reported by the US Patent and Trademark Office...

Google No Longer Believes In “Don’t Be Evil” Mantra, Finally Joins The Dark Side

Since its founding, Google had a few central mottos that its founders abided by and one of them is Dont Be Evil. This has guided the companys actions for over two decades and one that many of its employees firmly believed...

Gamers Will Literally Play Anything, Even A Home Renovation Simulator

In a development that will likely infuriate some indie developers who have created video games that follow traditional examples of the industry, gamers are apparently going nuts over a new game on Steam called House...

Google Is Looking At $4.3 Billion Loss Thanks To UK Lawsuit

Google spying on users has become the norm these days and most people have learned to look past the fact that the search engine company is now in their lives in much deeper ways than their closest loved will ever be....

Resident Evil 7 Comes To The Switch, But Just Through The Cloud

Playing Resident Evil 7 on the Switch is a dream for a lot of players and it seems this dream is coming through in a roundabout way. Yes, the game will soon become available on the Nintendo portable console hybrid....
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