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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.

Audit found Vikki Campion was owed travel money

Jul 12, 2018 06:15 am UTC| Insights & Views

An audit of the travel and travel-related expenses of Vikki Campion, former staffer and now partner of Barnaby Joyce, has found the government owed her money. The audit, by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses...

Israel moves closer to phasing out Australian live sheep and cattle imports

Jul 09, 2018 07:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The controversial live sheep trade has been dealt a fresh blow with the Israeli government giving support to a bill that would phase out the importation of animals from Australia and Europe for slaughter. Israeli Prime...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the federal government's tax package, the ABC and the 'Super Saturday' byelections

Jun 24, 2018 02:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Academic Professor Nicholas Klomp, including, the governments income tax package success, the Liberals...

Live sheep exporters get longer 'grace' period for sub-standard ships

Jun 06, 2018 23:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The government has extended by a year the time it is giving exporters with old ships to continue with sub-standard conditions for sheep carried to the Middle East. Exporters were to be provided with a grace period for...

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iOS 14 is anticipated with new screen modes, 5G support

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