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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.

Government announces $2.5 billion package to support training and apprenticeships

Jul 16, 2020 14:09 pm UTC| Politics

The Morrison government has announced $2 billion to be augmented by another $500 million from the states for a skills package to boost training and job creation. A $1 billion JobTrainer program will provide training...

Government unveils $250 million for 'creative economy'

Jun 26, 2020 07:20 am UTC| Economy

he Morrison government has announced a $250 million package for the entertainment, arts and screen sectors, which have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The grants and loans will be rolled out over the...

Global Geopolitics Series

Australian Foreign Minister Payne pledges continued fight against Chinese 'disinformation'

Jun 17, 2020 16:04 pm UTC| Politics

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has attacked Chinas disinformation about racism in this country and committed Australia to a more activist role in pressing for reform of multilateral institutions, including the World Health...

Businesses get extension for instant asset write-off

Jun 14, 2020 12:18 pm UTC| Business Economy

In its latest move to spur business investment, the government will extend its $150,000 instant assets write-off until the end of the year. The six-months extension, which will be legislated, will cost $300 million in...

View from The Hill: Senate committees are one of the few bright spots in the battle to hold government to account

Jun 14, 2020 11:57 am UTC| Politics

It mightnt sound much, but it had big consequences. Fifty years ago this week, the Senate voted to set up a system of committees to scrutinise government legislation, activity and spending. As it has evolved, this...

Australian Government to give $25,000 grants to people building or renovating homes

Jun 03, 2020 13:11 pm UTC| Economy

The government will provide eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or extensively renovate an existing one. The scheme estimated to cost up to $688 million will not be limited to first...

Good news on elective surgery, but dire warning on the economy

Apr 21, 2020 12:31 pm UTC| Economy

Restrictions are to be eased on elective surgery, enabling a gradual restart to procedures next week. But as national cabinet took early baby steps towards restoring normality, Reserve Bank Governor Phil Lowe warned the...

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Economy

S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

South Korea will provide over $5 million to assist the emerging economies of Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti in helping deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and pursue digital and green development...

Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

The Portuguese government has selected 37 consortiums interested in building production units of green energy in the country. Portugal is preparing an application to Europes Important Project of Common European Interest...

German automotive industry optimistic of export prospects

Export expectations in Germanys manufacturing sector rose in July to 6.9 points from the -2.2 in the previous month with the automotive industry among the most optimistic due to economic recovery in many...

German real GDP growth shrinks in Q2 2020, likely to rebound in Q3

Germanys real GDP shrank in the second quarter by 10.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis. The fall was therefore slightly larger than consensus expectations of a decline of 9 percent. According to statisticians, all...

WTO to look into S. Korea-Japan trade feud

The World Trade Organizations dispute settlement body will set up a panel to probe South Koreas complaint against Japans export restrictions. The decision was put off for a month due to Tokyos opposition. South Korea...

Politics

Joe Biden: Former VP pushes for Congress to pass emergency housing package following expiration of unemployment benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended millions of Americans financially, with those who rent their homes facing a tough living situation as well. Former vice president Joe Biden has now called on Congress to pass an emergency...

Barack Obama: Former POTUS criticizes Donald Trump's attempts at voter suppression in time for November elections

Former President Barack Obama has begun to openly take jabs at his successor, Donald Trump, especially as of late upon his opposition to mail in or absentee voting for the primaries and elections. During his speech at the...

Donald Trump: POTUS to accept Republican re-nomination in private convention

Donald Trump is facing reelection this year and is set to accept his partys renomination. However, it appears that Trump will be accepting the renomination in private as the upcoming Republican National Convention will not...

Donald Trump: POTUS says Dr. Anthony Fauci's explanation for COVID-19 surge is wrong

Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci have often clashed over the past several months over the facts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Trump recently tried to contradict the infectious diseases expert once...

Science

COVID-19: Scientist claims coronavirus created in military lab, not in wet market

Ever since its outbreak in Wuhan, China back in December of 2019, scientists have been trying to look into the origins of COVID-19 with several theories as to where the virus came from. According to a leading scientist,...

NASA: Scientists warn about 'Bermuda Triangle in space' that could affect spacecraft carrying Perseverance Rover

NASA successfully launched its Perseverance Rover on its seven-month voyage to Mars to look for signs of life. However, prior to the launch, the agencys scientists have warned about a region in space dubbed as the Bermuda...

Mars mission: Scientist warns the only way to determine if there was life on Mars is to bring back samples

NASAs Perseverance Rover successfully launched into space today with the rover playing a big part in the preparation for future Mars missions. However, as the rovers objective is to search the Red Planet for signs of life,...

Donald Trump: POTUS defends use of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 cure

As of now, there has yet to be a definite cure for COVID-19. However, Donald Trump continues to insist that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine can be used as such. BBC reports that Trump defended the use of...

Technology

What happens to TikTok users when Donald Trump bans social media app

United States President Donald Trump has been clear about his intentions to ban TikToks operations in the country. Users of the video-sharing platform may already be wondering how the White Houses looming decision can...

Upcoming ‘PUBG Mobile’ beta may include Erangel 2.0

PUBG Mobile players in the global scene could one step closer to finally getting the Erangel 2.0 map. The update is rumored to be added in the upcoming beta version going live early this week. PUBG Mobile Erangel 2.0...

New iPads, iPhone 12, and MacBook with Apple Silicon packed in one October event?

Things just got way more interesting this week for anyone keeping tabs on Apple leaks. One of the most reliable leakers on Twitter reports more iPads are going to be released this year. Then, Apple seemingly confirmed that...

‘Red Dead Online’ Halloween Event features and special cosmetics leak online

Rockstar Games have recently been teasing fans with more updates to arrive on its online multiplayer game. While some upcoming content for Red Dead Online is already announced, others such as themed events are still under...

‘The Last of Us’ TV series might introduce Ellie’s mother, here’s why

With most fans likely finish playing the second The Last of Us game by now, they might be wondering what project to expect from Naughty Dog next. While a trilogy is still not set in stone, the post-apocalyptic saga...
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