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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.

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...

ACTU push for industry bargaining increases pressure on Labor

Oct 04, 2018 14:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The ACTU is stepping up its pressure for industry bargaining as part of a radical revamp of the industrial relations system that it wants a Labor government to embrace. In a speech to be delivered on Thursday, ACTU...

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Economy

German bunds mixed after improvement in Nov ZEW economic sentiment fails to create impact

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European trading session Tuesday after an improvement in the countrys ZEW economic sentiment data for the month of November failed to create any significant impact on debt...

UK gilts nearly steady on mixed September employment report; October CPI in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts remained nearly flat during European trading hours Tuesday after the countrys labour market report for the month of September remained mixed. However, Britains consumer price inflation (CPI) for...

Fed likely to adopt only one rate cut in 3 to 6 months ahead, BoE to cut in Jan’20: Danske Bank

The Federal Reserve is expected to adopt only one rate cut in 3 to 6 months ahead; the timing of the cut is difficult but, as the Fed wants to see how things play out, the March meeting is probably the earliest...

Australia’s business conditions recover slightly in October, capacity utilisation declines

Australias business conditions and confidence recovered a little ground in October. While there is still a long way to go before a recovery can be considered in the private sector, there were some tentatively positive...

Australian bonds jump in muted trading ahead of October employment report

The Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted day that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys employment report for the...

Politics

What happens to the East Wing if Donald Trump and Melania Trump get divorced

Even before winning the election, Donald Trumps statements and actions during campaign rallies were enough to cause a string of controversies. It was then not surprising that it continued even after he won the 2016...

Donald Trump reportedly implies Melania Trump would not cry if he got shot

Melania Trump and Donald Trump have been relentlessly hounded by divorce rumors after the latter was elected the President of the United States. They have denied such claims and insisted their marriage is going well, but a...

What a minority government could mean for affordable housing in Canada

Along with climate change, affordable housing was one of the big issues of the recent Canadian federal election, with political parties scrambling to catch up with public opinion. The widespread concern among the...

Will Canada finally get pharmacare?

When I had lymphoma 12 years ago, I needed to take the drug filgrastim (Neupogen) to get my white blood cell count high enough that I could take my next chemotherapy treatment on time. Before prescribing it, my oncologist...

Government to announce more home care packages for aged before Christmas

More federal government money will be announced within weeks for home care for the aged, after a damning royal commission finding that many people die before their packages arrive. Scott Morrison on Friday said he had...

Science

Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here's a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future

British-born scientist M. Stanley Whittingham, of Binghamton University, was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. L-R: John Goodenough;...

Advances in anti-ageing research: how chemistry could hold the key to better health

Given the opportunity to live much longer lives, many of us might feel less than thrilled at the prospect. After all, you might think, who would want to live an extra 20 years dealing with arthritis, dementia or heart...

Dark energy: new experiment may solve one of the universe's greatest mysteries

As an astronomer, there is no better feeling than achieving first light with a new instrument or telescope. It is the culmination of years of preparations and construction of new hardware, which for the first time collects...

Predicting research results can mean better science and better advice

We ask experts for advice all the time. A company might ask an economist for advice on how to motivate its employees. A government might ask what the effect of a policy reform will be. To give the advice, experts often...

Asteroid impact that could end humanity is happening, space nation leader claims

Asteroids are the most common space objects that fly by Earth almost daily. Some of them were detected too close to the time of their close approach, but there has never been an impact that took place in modern history....

Technology

‘The Sims 5’ would likely launch with configurable stairs

The developers are keeping their silence about the plans for The Sims 5. But, thanks to massive gameplay upgrades on the current game, fans of the franchise are not exactly clueless on what could be included in the next...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ introduces a new leveling scheme

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was one of the biggest announcements at the recently held BlizzCon 2019 last weekend. Like most fans have already anticipated, it is the games eighth expansion. But aside from the new...

Pixelbook Go with 16GB RAM, Core i5 ships November 18

Pixelbook Go will have more configurations to be released later this month, and possibly by next year. Google has finally put a release date on the laptops variant with 16GB RAM capacity. The good news is that orders can...

‘PUBG Mobile’ update 0.15.5 adds new TDM map, opens Royale Pass Season 10

Team Deathmatch, or simply known as TDM, is one of the newest gameplay modes added to PUBG Mobile this year. Following the release of another game mode, developers are showing TDM some love by adding a new and exclusive...

Tesla vehicles might drive themselves at a drive-thru soon

It can be said that some of the most technologically-advanced vehicles today are coming from Tesla. Aside from electric-powered cars that can drive itself on freeways and parking lots, Tesla has also developed a system...
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