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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.

Hokey-pokey politics as the government is shaken all about

Dec 08, 2018 17:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the topsy turvy Liberal universe, just when the right is trying to tighten its grip on the throat of the party, the government is haring off to the left, with this weeks legislation to allow it to break up recalcitrant...

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Dec 04, 2018 16:40 pm UTC| Politics

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

Households to get $2000 subsidy for batteries under Shorten energy policy

Nov 26, 2018 16:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A Labor government would subsidise households to install batteries as part of the ALPs energy policy to be unveiled by Bill Shorten on Thursday. If Labor wins next years election, it would provide from 2020 a A$2000...

Senate president Scott Ryan launches grenade against the right

Nov 26, 2018 15:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Senate president Scott Ryan has called out the right within the Liberal party and among commentators, declaring that Liberal voters dont want views rammed down their throats. In a trenchant critique of federal...

Morrison to unveil broad suite of measures to boost Australia's influence in the Pacific

Nov 08, 2018 16:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison on Thursday will announce an extensive suite of military, diplomatic, financial and people-to-people initiatives in a major boost to Australias role in the Pacific. They include setting up a $2 billion...

View from The Hill: Katter waves Section 44 stick in a 'notice North Queensland' moment

Nov 05, 2018 12:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On the day independent Kerryn Phelps was officially declared the winner in Wentworth, a shot was fired across Scott Morrisons bows to remind him of the challenge of managing a now-hung parliament. It came not from...

Shorten proposes investment bank to help Pacific nations' development

Oct 29, 2018 19:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Bill Shorten is flagging that Labor would set up a government-backed infrastructure investment bank to promote concessional financing for nation-building projects in the Pacific. In a speech to the Lowy Institute on...

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Economy

German bunds mixed despite better-than-expected October trade balance; December ZEW economic sentiment index eyed

The German bunds remained mixed during European session Monday after witnessing a better-than-expected trade balance for the month of October, released today. Investors will now remain attentive to watch the countrys ZEW...

Norges Bank unlikely to alter rates on December 13, but maintain clear tightening bias: Danske Bank

The Norges Bank is not expected to adopt any change in its benchmark interest rate at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on December 13, but with a clear tightening bias, signalling a rate hike in March,...

OPEC+ agrees to cut production by 1.2mb/d, bringing production back to level at the beginning of this year

The OPEC+ has agreed to cut production by 1.2mb/d, effectively bringing its production back to its level at the beginning of the year. The deal is set to last six months and to be reviewed in April. The outcome was about...

JGBs slump after Japan’s economic growth worsens in Q3; 30-year auction eyed

The Japanese government bonds slumped on the first trading day of the week Monday after the countrys economic growth for the third quarter of this year worsened, disappointing market participants and investors will now...

Australian bonds gain amid renewed bout of risk aversion; 10-year yield dips to 18-month low

Australian bonds gained across the curve during Asian session on Monday as risk appetites softened further amid ongoing tensions regarding the Huawei issue and disappointing U.S. jobs data on Friday night. Investors risk...

Politics

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

The 60th anniversary of France's Fifth Republic: Out of breath?

The current French Republic was born in 1958 out of what were then referred to as the events in Algeria. On June 4 of that year, Charles de Gaulle used the opportunity of an attempted coup in Algiers to return to power,...

US presidential elections: why a Democrat is now favourite to win in 2020

The results of the US midterm elections are now largely in and they came as a shock to many seasoned forecasters. This wasnt the kind of shock that occurred in 2016, when the EU referendum tipped to Brexit and the US...

Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat

Scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have said it for many years. Now conclusive analysis has confirmed their argument. The global meat industry not only damages our health and is ethically dubious ...

Science

Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron

Its 4 a.m., and Ive been up for about 20 hours straight. A loud alarm is blaring, accompanied by red strobe lights flashing. A stern voice announces, Searching station B. Exit immediately. It feels like an emergency, but...

There's no simple answer to what counts as 'science' in teaching reading

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate. Recently the New York Times ran an opinion piece titled Why are we...

New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far

Four new detections of gravitational waves have been announced at the Gravitational Waves Physics and Astronomy Workshop, at the University of Maryland in the United States. This brings the total number of detections to...

Worms in space: why we are launching them

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting...

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few women within Western science to receive...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: The Best Worlds & Characters Included in Game Launching Next Month

Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released next month with a very vast array of Disney worlds and characters included in the first full version of the game. There are, at least, 17 worlds confirmed a much higher number of...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Features: Is Game Map Going Back to London or Vice City?

Rockstar Games is still mum about any details related to GTA 6. However, rumors suggest that the sequel games map is most likely taking players back to either Vice City or London. The gameplay maps are some of the most...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Why Reimagining is Being Released in Multiple Parts

Final Fantasy VII: Remake wont be coming out anytime soon as Square Enix has scrapped most of the work thats been done by CyberConnect2. But apart from rebuilding, the sheer size of the game is another major factor that is...

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Latest News & Update: Fans Can Join Season 3 Adventures in Mobile Game

Stranger Things Season 3 is coming up but Netflix has yet to announce when exactly it is going to drop. Just to drill the anticipation even deeper into fans, a new mobile game in Stranger Things 3: The Game was recently...

‘Fallout 76’ Latest News & Update: Glitch with Real-Life Consequences, Players Advised to Avoid Toxic Game?

If there was any doubt before, the most recent issue related to Fallout 76 has made its title of being the worst game that Bethesda ever made official. Everything from the bug-infested mechanics to the misleading physical...
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