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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.

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Oct 16, 2018 15:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Turnbull did not suggest ABC sack journalists: report

Oct 16, 2018 15:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Neither Malcolm Turnbull nor any minister asked or suggested the ABC sack its chief economics correspondent, Emma Alberici or its political editor, Andrew Probyn, according to a report from the Communications department...

View from The Hill: Conservatives may come to regret stirring hornets' nest of religious freedom

Oct 16, 2018 14:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

When Scott Morrison promised to abolish the right of religious schools to expel gay students because of their sexual orientation, his motive was obvious and so was what would inevitably happen next. Morrison insults...

Morrison government courts controversy on Jerusalem ahead of Wentworth byelection

Oct 16, 2018 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison has announced Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israels capital and moving its embassy there in a move immediately seen in the context of Saturdays byelection in Wentworth, which has a large...

View from the Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones

Oct 09, 2018 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The row over shock jock Alan Jones and what will be displayed on the Sydney Opera House sails about The Everest horse race involves two sets of issues. One is around whether it is appropriate to use this Sydney icon as...

States want the GST guarantee set in legislative stone

Oct 04, 2018 14:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The government hoped to have the pressure on Labor over planned legislation for a new GST carve up but instead it has found itself on the back foot. At a meeting of state and territory treasurers on Wednesday, there was...

A Shorten government would subsidise pre-school for three year olds

Oct 04, 2018 14:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Bill Shorten will announce on Thursday that a Labor government would finance 15 hours a week of subsidised preschool education for three year olds from 2021. With education an election battleground, Shorten is linking a...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries edge tad higher ahead of short-term 2-year, 5-year auctions

The U.S. Treasuries edged tad higher during Mondays afternoon session ahead of todays short-term 2-year auction, scheduled to be held at 17:00GMT and 5-year auction, due tomorrow at the same time. The yield on the...

German bunds slump ahead of 10-year auction, April Ifo business climate index

The German bunds slumped during European trading session Tuesday ahead of the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of April and 10-year auction, both scheduled to be released on April 24 by 08:00GMT and...

USD/INR likely to consolidate in the near term, currently holds below 70 level: Commerzbank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to consolidate over the near term, currently holding just below the 70 level, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank; the pair had risen steadily off the low 68.00...

Monetary Authority of Singapore likely to leave policy settings unchanged for rest of this year, says ANZ Research

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expected to leave policy settings unchanged for the rest of this year, with yet another month of weaker than expected inflation numbers, according to the latest report from ANZ...

Taiwan’s export orders remain weak in March; likely to see some stabilisation and recovery further out, says ANZ Research

Taiwans export orders remained weak during the month of March on an annual basis, but sequential data showed some improvement both at the headline level and in the electronics and infocomm product segments; however, some...

Politics

Melania Trump, Donald Trump Problems: ‘Forced’ Holding Hands at Easter Event Suggests Rumored Fight Not Over Yet?

Melania Trump and Donald Trump are once again being rumored having some issues as a married couple. After an alleged dinner fight at Mar-a-Lago, a body language expert reports there were red flags during their appearance...

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Vladimir Putin to Meet North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un for Their First Summit in Russia; Nuclear Talks Expected

Vladimir Putin, Russias president, is preparing to welcome North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un for their first summit that will be held in Moscow. The meeting comes after the latters failed nuclear talks with Donald Trump...

Science

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Can bacteria help us prevent salt damage to concrete roads and bridges?

Bacteria, which have been working for millennia as natures stonemasons, could soon be enlisted to help neutralize the destructive effects of road salt. According to the Transportation Research Board, it takes about 10...

Cancer Cure 2019: Less Popular Treatment - Thermal Ablation - to be Improved by Israeli Company for Precise 'Burning' of Tumors

A biotech company from Israel is currently working on improving a lesser popular cancer treatment while many other scientists and researchers work on a potential cure for the disease. People might now have heard much about...

HIV/AIDS Cure: End to the Epidemic Imminent as Three Patients Become HIV-Free?

The past month has been a groundbreaking period in the hopes of ending the worldwide epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that later develops to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Scientists...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Ciri Going to Make an Appearance in the Upcoming Title?

Cyberpunk 2077 is being reported to be a totally different game from the one revealed in E3 2018. Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz teased this revelation in his interview with Spanish outlet Area Jugones, Digital...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is a Beta Version Coming Out Soon?

Another update about World of Warcraft Classic has been posted on the games forum by community manager Bornakk, this time discussing the rumored beta version. To put shortly, no, a beta version isnt rolling out soon. We...

Apple Watch 5 Release Date: 3 Rumored Features That Has a Small Chance of Transitioning to Reality

The Apple Watch 5 is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated product by the Cupertino-based company as its being reported that Apple is the current leader of the smartwatch market. According to Trusted Reviews, the...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Leaks, Features: ‘Holiday 2020’ Launch Revealed by Source With Correct PlayStation 5 Details

Rockstar Games has been mum about the release date window and gameplay details of GTA 6. But a recently leaked information might have already broken the silence claiming that the game would be launched in 2020. A...

iOS 13 Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Mickey Mouse Part of the Upcoming Animoji Addition?

As we inch closer to the month of June, more features of the iOS 13 are leaking to the public. The latest of this is the supposed addition of four new animoji characters that are expected to provide some entertainment for...
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AUCPI Index Number*

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114.1 %

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