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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.

Dutton goes nuclear, proposing seven government-owned generators with the first starting in 2030s

Jun 20, 2024 05:40 am UTC| Economy

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has announced seven sites for reactors, unveiling his long-awaited and highly-controversial policy for nuclear power with the claim it could start operating from the 2030s. The locations...

Albanese government raises ‘concern’ over treatment of journalist Cheng Lei with Chinese embassy

Jun 20, 2024 05:28 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Albanese government has formally expressed its displeasure to the Chinese embassy over Chinese officials trying to impede camera shots of journalist Cheng Lei during Premier Li Qiangs visit to Canberra this...

Gas is good until 2050 and beyond, under Albanese gas strategy

May 09, 2024 07:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Albanese government is talking up the crucial role of gas as a transition fuel through to 2050 and beyond. In a gas strategy to be released on Thursday, the government envisages the fuels uses would change over...

Social media companies can’t be immune from the need for a social licence

Apr 27, 2024 06:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

In the free-for-all between the Australian government and Big Tech boss Elon Musk this week, the government had to be on a winner. Most people would have little sympathy with Musks vociferous opposition to being told to...

Tech companies must help the fight aganst extremists using encryption: ASIO boss

Apr 25, 2024 06:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

ASIO is investigating a number of Australians in a nationalist and racist extremist network who are using an encrypted chat platform to communicate with offshore extremists. In a Wednesday speech to the National Press...

Economist Chris Richardson on an ‘ugly’ inflation result and the coming budget

Apr 25, 2024 06:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

With Jim Chalmerss third budget on May 14, Australians will be looking for some more cost-of-living relief beyond the tax cuts although they have been warned extra measures will be modest. As this weeks consumer price...

Australia's budget update forecasts deficit of $1.1 billion this financial year

Dec 13, 2023 08:15 am UTC| Economy

The federal budget is headed for a small $1.1 billion deficit this financial year, according to the update released by Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher on Wednesday morning. This is an...

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Economy

Space arms race may be underway

As conflict rages on Earth, an arms race may be underway in outer space. On May 30, a US diplomat warned that Russia had launched a weapon into orbit, something Russias deputy foreign minister, Sergey Ryabkov, branded as...

Mauritius’ next growth phase: a new plan is needed as the tax haven era fades

Mauritians will head to the polls by November 2024 and politicians are considering the economic direction of the island country. For the last two decades, the countrys economic growth has depended heavily on its...

Canadians are feeling increasingly powerless amid economic struggles and rising inequality

If you feel like youre being pushed around in life, youre not alone. Our recent research has found that Canadians are increasingly feeling a sense of powerlessness in their lives. This sentiment has been steadily...

Myth: How the US manipulates global markets for economic supremacy

US president, Joe Biden, raised tariffs on Chinese-made goods sharply in May, claiming that the Chinese government has cheated by pouring money into Chinese companies … hurting competitors who play by the rules. The...

The world no longer needs fossil fuels – and the UK could lead the way in making them taboo

North Sea oil and gas has become a battleground issue in the UK general election. The Labour partys manifesto promises an end to issuing new licenses for finding oil and gas. The Conservative party meanwhile proposes a...

Politics

Three ways politicians always promise to raise money without increasing taxes – and why they rarely deliver

After weeks of controversy over Labour and Conservative costings in which each side accused the other of dishonesty the manifestos show that both parties had wildly exaggerated their rivals plans. But there has been...

Election 2024: migrants aren’t to blame for Britain’s housing crisis

Migration has become the most toxic issue in British politics, driving intensely emotional debates that are often based on prejudice and misunderstanding. Similarly emotional is housing a finite resource in high demand at...

How Vladimir Putin projects his image as a modern-day Peter the Great

Russian energy giant Gazprom is reported to have been hit particularly hard by sanctions imposed as a result of the war with Ukraine. An internal report obtained and published by the Financial Times has forecast that the...

Another election, another round of Nigel Farage hype, with no lessons learned

Nigel Farage, a man who has never been elected to the House of Commons despite years of trying, has again been allowed to set the agenda in the UK. Ten years after Ukip won the European parliament elections, throwing...

Trump's 'Huge Fan' Status of Tesla Cybertruck Fuels Growing Alliance with Elon Musk

Elon Musk, during Teslas shareholder meeting, disclosed his growing alliance with Donald Trump, emphasizing Trumps admiration for the Cybertruck. CEO Elon Musk spoke about his relationship with former President Trump...

Science

Nations realise they need to take risks or lose the race to the Moon

The Nasa-led Artemis-3 mission will place the first human boots on the surface of the Moon since Apollo 17s Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt left the lunar surface in December 1972. The goal of the Artemis programme is...

Eye exercises to improve sight – is there any science behind them? An ophthalmologist explains why you shouldn’t buy the hype

You may have seen advertisements claiming to eliminate the need for eyeglasses through vision therapy or vision training basically, eye exercises. These exercises include putting pressure on or palming the eye; eye...

The universe’s biggest explosions made some of the elements we are composed of. But there’s another mystery source out there

After its birth in the Big Bang, the universe consisted mainly of hydrogen and a few helium atoms. These are the lightest elements in the periodic table. More-or-less all elements heavier than helium were produced in the...

Engineering cells to broadcast their behavior can help scientists study their inner workings

Waves are ubiquitous in nature and technology. Whether its the rise and fall of ocean tides or the swinging of a clocks pendulum, the predictable rhythms of waves create a signal that is easy to track and distinguish from...

If an asteroid hit Earth and all the humans died, would the dinosaurs come back?

Many, many years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Six-year-old Aga knows that a meteorite wiped them out… but could another meteorite bring them back? You can read a print version of this story...

Technology

34 Tesla Cybertrucks Vandalized with 'F**k Elon' Graffiti in Florida

Vandals in Florida targeted Tesla Cybertrucks this week, defacing 34 vehicles with F**k Elon graffiti. Tesla Cybertrucks Vandalized with Graffiti Vandals in Florida targeted Elon Musk, especially with insults, and...

Analyst Identifies Strongest Altcoins Amid Crypto Market Crash: How to Navigate This Cycle

Analyst Miles Deutscher reveals strategies for identifying resilient altcoins during the crypto market crash, emphasizing low inflation and strong community engagement. Evaluating Altcoin Potential During Market...

SHIB Alert: Lucie of Shiba Inu Warns Community About Escalating Crypto Scams

Lucie, Shiba Inus marketing specialist, warns the SHIB community about escalating crypto scams, urging caution. Shiba Inus Lucie on Crypto Vigilance To those who have been around the cryptocurrency field for a long...

Bitcoin Bull Run Predicted for September 2024: Here’s Why

Experts from QCP Capital forecast a Bitcoin bull run beginning in September 2024, citing aggressive call option purchases and other factors. September Surge Anticipated A recent analysis by QCP Capital indicates...
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