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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.

Disillusioned voters find it easy to embrace a crossbencher like Rebekha Sharkie

Jul 20, 2018 08:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

More than two decades ago Alexander Downer stood aside as opposition leader for John Howard, paving the way for the 1996 Coalition election win. This week Howard was in Mayo, his former foreign ministers one-time South...

Officers 'sanctioned' for 'human error' in filing cabinet affair

Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A culmination of human errors caused the prime ministers department to throw out filing cabinets containing classified documents that eventually reached the ABC, according to the Australian Federal Police investigation...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Latham's liaison with One Nation in Longman, live sheep exports and the ACCC's criticism on energy

Jul 14, 2018 10:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Nicholas Klomp about the week in politics. They discuss including Mark Latham teaming up with Pauline Hansons One Nation to make robocalls...

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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Economy

Governments have been able to overrule the Reserve Bank for 80 years. Why stop now?

Pay close enough attention to parliament these next few days, and youre likely to witness something truly remarkable: politicians from both sides of politics uniting to remove the power of politicians to overrule the...

Western Pharma Shifts Focus from China to India Amid Rising Geopolitical Tensions

Western drugmakers are increasingly turning to alternative sources for drug production and clinical trials, shifting their attention away from Chinese contractors. According to industry experts and executives, this...

What the UK government's back to work plan covers – and why it is unlikely to boost people's job prospects

Ahead of the UK governments latest economic statement, the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, and the secretary of state for work and pensions, Mel Stride, unveiled a new employment support package dubbed the back to work...

Matching state pension to the national living wage would help pensioners maintain their dignity

A question that is perennially asked by financial experts is: can the government (in other words, the taxpayer) afford to keep increasing pensions? But in my view, the real question should be: what is the purpose of the...

Every state is about to dole out federal funding for broadband internet – not every state is ready for the task

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed in late 2021, it included US$42.5 billion for broadband internet access as part of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program. The program aims to ensure...

Politics

The four challenges faced by Spain's new government

Pedro Sánchez investiture marks the beginning of the third consecutive parliamentary term led by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE). After a fraught period of negotiations, Sánchez now leads a broad...

'Father of Reconciliation' Pat Dodson to quit parliament

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South Africa’s immigration proposals are based on false claims and poor logic – experts

The South African government recently issued a long-awaited policy statement called a White Paper outlining proposed changes to the countrys asylum and immigration system. More than 20 years after its first...

After 8 years in power, what is Justin Trudeau’s legacy — and how will he cement it?

Justin Trudeau led the Liberals to electoral victory in 2015, when the party began the federal election campaign with just three dozen MPs in the House of Commons. Trudeaus campaign platform promised Canadians...

Good profits from bad news: How the Kennedy assassination helped make network TV news wealthy

In journalism, bad news sells. If it bleeds, it leads is a famous industry catchphrase, which explains why violent crime, war and terrorism, and natural disasters are ubiquitous on TV news. The fact that journalists and...

Science

MicroRNA is the master regulator of the genome − researchers are learning how to treat disease by harnessing the way it controls genes

The Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago, and life less than a billion years after that. Although life as we know it is dependent on four major macromolecules DNA, RNA, proteins and lipids only one is thought to have been...

How do crystals form?

How do crystals form? Alyssa Marie, age 5, New Mexico Scientifically speaking, the term crystal refers to any solid that has an ordered chemical structure. This means that its parts are arranged in a precisely...

NASA's first successful recovery of asteroid samples may reveal information about the origins of the universe

The OSIRIS-REx mission is NASAs first mission to collect samples from an asteroid in this case 101955 Bennu and return to Earth. OSIRIS-REx is an acronym for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification,...

Did this chemical reaction create the building blocks of life on Earth?

How did life begin? How did chemical reactions on the early Earth create complex, self-replicating structures that developed into living things as we know them? According to one school of thought, before the current era...

Will Saturn's rings really 'disappear' by 2025? An astronomer explains

If you can get your hands on a telescope, there are few sights more spectacular than the magnificent ringed planet Saturn. Currently, Saturn is clearly visible in the evening sky, at its highest just after sunset. Its...

Technology

Montana's TikTok Ban Reversed: Judge Declares Unconstitutional, Stops January 2024 Enforcement

TikTok has been banned in Montana, and it was the first state in the United States to do so. A federal judge scrapped the order after saying it was an unconstitutional decision. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy...

Mastercard's Shopping Muse: A New Era in AI-Driven E-commerce Personalization

Dynamic Yield by Mastercard, a digital personalization and artificial intelligence subsidiary of Mastercard, has unveiled its latest innovation, Shopping Muse. This generative AI chatbot assistant aims to revolutionize how...

Google Challenges Microsoft in UK Cloud Market, Urges CMA Action

Google has urged Britains antitrust regulator, the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), to take action against Microsoft. The tech giant claims that Microsofts business practices have put its rivals at a significant...

Mercedes-Benz, BMW Partner to Launch 1,000 EV Charging Stations in China by 2026

Mercedes-Benz and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) have come together to build a charging network for electric vehicles in China. The German luxury car manufacturers said they are aiming to put up at least 1,000...

Team Liquid and Illuvium Forge Pioneering Alliance in NFT Autobattler Arena

Team Liquid has joined forces with Illuvium, the developers of the NFT game, to test their turn-based, player-vs-player (PVP) creature auto battler experience. This collaboration aims to leverage Team Liquids expertise in...
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