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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.

Electricity market transforming apace but security a worry: Energy Security Board

Feb 25, 2020 12:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The transformation of the national electricity market has progressed at a remarkable pace and scale over the last year as it moves towards renewables, but security is a critical issue, according to the Energy Security...

Albanese pledges Labor government would have 2050 carbon-neutral target

Feb 22, 2020 00:22 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Anthony Albanese will commit a Labor government to adopting a target of zero net emissions by 2050, in a speech titled Leadership in a New Climate to be delivered on Friday. The opposition leaders embrace of this...

Richard Di Natale quits Greens leadership, as Barnaby Joyce seeks a tilt at Michael McCormack

Feb 04, 2020 12:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Richard Di Natale has quit the leadership of the Greens, telling his party room on Monday he will also leave the Senate. Citing in particular family reason for his shock departure, Di Natale said: Its a tough and...

Adam Bandt is new Greens leader

Feb 04, 2020 12:15 pm UTC| Politics

The Greens only House of Representatives member, Adam Bandt, is the partys new leader, elected unanimously after Richard Di Natale on Monday announced he is leaving parliament. Bandt, 47, has held the inner city seat of...

Treasurer Frydenberg to announce $520 million fund for small businesses investment

Nov 27, 2019 12:38 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

A new fund to provide small businesses with an alternative source of financing will be set up with a A$100 million contribution from the government. The fund will have an initial investment capacity of more than $500...

Chinese embassy says Liberal critics Hastie and Paterson should “repent”

Nov 19, 2019 03:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Chinese embassy has lashed out at two Liberal members of parliament, Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, saying they would need to repent and redress their mistakes before they would be welcome in China. The attack...

Global Geopolitics Series

Paul Keating attacks media for 'pious belchings' over China

Nov 19, 2019 02:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched a scathing attack on the Australian media for its coverage of China, denouncing the nominally pious belchings of do-gooder journalists who live on leaks from security...

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Economy

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

Politics

Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor makes absurd claims; Paula White alleges she’s visited heaven, met God

Donald Trumps spiritual advisor, Paula White, just made a series of absurd claims about visiting heaven, meeting God, and being asked to return to the White House. According to Political Flare, White uses her absurd...

Melania Trump's sister Ines became an American citizen last year alongside her parents

Melania Trumps sister, Ines Knauss, and their parents reportedly received their American citizenship last year. However, not much is known about Ines other than the fact that she and Melania are very close. According to...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump relationship rumors: POTUS’s daughter’s hand appears in weird places in joint photos

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump have a very close relationship with each other. In fact, they are so close that some people are convinced that there is something romantic going on between them. Throughout the past couple...

Donald Trump coronavirus fury: Physician warns netizens to not believe anything POTUS says

Donald Trump recently made incorrect claims about the deadly Coronavirus that led a physician to warn the public about it. Earlier this week, the POTUS shockingly accused the media of hyping the virus to hurt him. More...

Twitter users believe Ivanka Trump might have photoshopped Taj Mahal photo to make her waist appear smaller

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were members of President Donald Trumps entourage during his first official visit to India. Like any other visitor to the exotic country, the White House senior political adviser did not pass...

Science

Asteroids: Expert warns of another Chelyabinsk asteroid could approach unnoticed

Back in 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia experienced an asteroid collision, injuring over a thousand people. According to an expert, such an asteroid collision may happen again as some asteroids can slip past the...

Archaeologists discover wall of human bones and skulls in Belgium cathedral

If history has shown us anything, it is that religious buildings or establishments related to a certain faith can be very haunting. A group of archaeologists found a haunting part of a certain cathedral in Belgium, made up...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

Technology

Poco India GM confirms Android 11 update for Poco X2

The Poco brand has had a busy 2020 so far following the announcement of its independence from Xiaomi (in India, at least) and the launch of its comeback device. However, it was not the Poco F2 that fans around the world...

‘NBA 2K21’ is a very possible launch title for Xbox Series X

Sports simulations are some of the best types of video games to demonstrate the power of a console, especially if it is a highly anticipated next-generation rig, such as the Xbox Series X. The console is confirmed to be...

‘eFootball PES 2021’ cover should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, per online poll

In a few months, football and video game fans around the world are likely getting an update about eFootball PES 2021, including the early teasers for the sims next iteration. Meanwhile, fans have already made their...

‘The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm’ DLC goes live on March 10 for PS4 and Xbox One

The year-long events for The Elder Scrolls Online under the series The Dark Heart of Skyrim has started this week with the release of the Harrowstorm DLC. However, the new gameplay pack is only available on PC and Mac...
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