Menu

Search

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.

Turnbull government shrinks Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme register

Jun 08, 2018 05:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Attorney-General Christian Porter has put forward compromise amendments to the governments proposed register of foreign agents that will limit its reach. The changes are designed to meet criticisms from charities,...

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...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 

Economy

UK gilts gain after January consumer inflation disappoints investors; 10-year auction in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during Wednesdays afternoon session, after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of January, disappointed market participants, also down from the previous reading...

German bunds remain narrowly ahead of Q4 2018 GDP, Eurozone December trade balance

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, scheduled to be released on February 14 by 07:00GMT and the...

USD/SGD likely to trade lower in line with rebound in EUR and CNH, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to trade lower in line with a rebound in the EUR and the CNH, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The SGD has been running a close correlation with the EUR and the...

JGBs continue mixed trading ahead of Q4’18 GDP data amid lingering hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

The Japanese government bonds continued to trade mixed towards the end of Asian session Wednesday, as investors await the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of this year, scheduled to be released...

Australia 10-year bond yield jumps to 1-week high after Trump softens stance on trade negotiations

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian trading session Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his stance on trade negotiations overnight, along with tentative progress to avoid...

Politics

Donald Trump to Sign Smaller Border Wall Funding to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

After a 35-day shutdown, the government has temporarily reopened but what happens after the Feb. 15 deadline is still quite uncertain. However, there are reports that United States President Donald Trump will most likely...

Vladimir Putin’s Aide Tackles Alleged Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Writes Choice Is an ‘Illusion’

The relationship of Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States President Donald Trump has been a highly debated topic. Many critics believe the Russian government interfered with the election that Trump won in...

Melania Trump 2019: ‘Hidden Message’ in First Lady’s Dress at Donald Trump’s State of Union Address Demystified

United States first lady Melania Trumps fashion choices are often interpreted by people on social media and the press as having hidden messages. So Mrs. Trumps stylist, Hervé Pierre, was quick to dismiss any...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Witches Cast Spells to Strengthen the Russian President and Weaken the Country’s Enemies [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin has the support of witches as dozens of them recently held a ritual to cast spells on the Russian president so he will gain more strength and defeat the nations that will go against him and their country....

Donald Trump Announces Plans to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Again via Summit in Vietnam

Donald Trump revealed that he will be meeting North Koreas Kim Jong Un again and this will take place in Vietnam. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Feb. 5 via the American presidents second State of the...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Experts Doubt Israeli Company’s Promise of Delivering ‘Complete Cure’ in 1 Year

Scientists from Israel recently announced they are one year away from delivering a complete cure to cancer. But some experts are explaining why the promised time frame is questionable. In late January, scientists and...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Study of HIV ‘Accessory Protein’ Can Lead to Improved Treatment Plans for Patients

Aside from continuously researching for the absolute cure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), scientists are also working on improving the treatment plans for infected...

Cancer Cure Found in One of World’s Most Rare Elements That Caused Dinosaur’s Extinction?

Iridium is one of the elements believed to have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. And, recently, scientists announced it is possible that it could also help them develop a cure for cancer. Scientists from...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Includes 10-Year Program to Weaken Epidemic

U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly pledge on immensely diminishing the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic while scientists are still looking for the ultimate...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: New Research Grants Focus on Body's Natural Control of the Virus Post-Treatment

Scientists around the world are exploring various angles to further understand HIV/AIDS and find a cure. Several research grants were previously awarded to groups who are aiming to focus on post-treatment control. The...

Technology

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Rumors Suggest Sixth Installment Set in Either London or Vice City

News about GTA 6 is still scarce as Rockstar remain mum about the sixth installment. As such, fans of the franchise have turned to speculation to predict what they can expect for the biggest game of the studio. Among...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date: Fifth Entry Could Be Hinted in Upcoming E3 Event

News regarding the development of The Sims 5 is still scarce on the web and its expected that EA will remain mum about the future of the next entry. The speculation stems from the recent financial report of the company...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Update: Greedy EA Hints Launch Before 2020 is Impossible, Money Still Top Goal

In a recent financial report by EA, it was hinted that the release of The Sims 5 is not going to be anytime soon since The Sims 4 is still making a lot of money. Therefore, it can be inferred that the next game wont be...

‘Apex Legends’ Latest News & Update: ‘Fortnite’ Comparison Dangerous, Chappie to be Added?

Apex Legends is blowing up in popularity right now and a lot of this is down to several factors, including the popularity of the Battle Royale genre and the quality of the game itself. A masterful shooter with plenty of...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Latest News & Update: Third Entry’s Sales Performance Declines in Japan but Blazes Across Europe

After enjoying the top spot for several weeks regarding sales performance in Japan, Kingdom Hearts 3 has now fallen from the summit. The fall wasnt too far, however, as it currently sits on the number two spot, PushSquare...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

February 18 03:30 UTC Released

THAnnual GDP Growth

Actual

4.1 Percent

Forecast

Previous

3.9 Percent

February 18 02:30 UTC Released

THGDP Growth QQ SA

Actual

0.8 %

Forecast

0.6 %

Previous

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 563978563978m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 563978563978m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 552158552158m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.