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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.

View from The Hill: Malcolm Turnbull struggling to shore up his border

Aug 21, 2018 16:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Malcolm Turnbull is still upright, but he will have to be a miracle worker to survive and lead the government to the election. Peter Duttons 35 votes to Turnbulls 48 is a solid base for a challenger to build on. That...

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

Aug 14, 2018 13:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Victoria suggests federal government should legislate on emissions while NEG talks continue

Aug 13, 2018 15:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the National Energy Guarantee, by suggesting parliament should pass the federal governments emissions reduction legislation ahead of the states signing onto the...

Inquiry finds Husar behaved badly to staff but dismisses allegations of lewd conduct

Aug 13, 2018 14:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The inquiry into Labor MP Emma Husars conduct has upheld complaints that she behaved unreasonably towards her staff, but rejected claims of lewd conduct and misleading the parliament. An independent assessment by...

Labor states keep the National Energy Guarantee in play but withhold agreement

Aug 13, 2018 13:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The Labor states have kept the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) alive but withheld the in-principle support the federal government had originally hoped to extract from Fridays meeting of the COAG Energy Council. The next...

Embattled VC winner asks Attorney-General to refer Fairfax Media to police

Aug 13, 2018 13:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith, the subject of allegations of misconduct while serving with the SAS in Afghanistan, has asked Attorney-General Christian Porter to refer reports by Fairfax Media to the Australian...

Victoria says it won't sign up to the NEG without concessions

Aug 08, 2018 13:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Victorian Labor government has significantly raised the bar for the federal governments efforts to win support for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) by declaring it will only sign up if a set of tough conditions is...

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Economy

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions remain unchanged in Q3’19

Australias greenhouse gas emissions in the September 2019 quarter (Q3) were unchanged compared with both the previous quarter and Q3 2018 (seasonally adjusted and weather normalised). Annual emissions were down 0.3...

INR likely to remain resilient; eyes on Modi-Trump meeting, says Scotiabank

The Indian rupee is expected to remain resilient and the Federal Reserve to maintain its dovish tone, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The INR has been outperforming most regional peers since...

UK gilts shrug off solid retail sales data; 10-year yield falls to 1-week low as coronavirus fear haunts

The United Kingdoms held gains during European trading hours on Thursday even as the countrys January retail sales remained solid and promising, with month -over- month data rising to seven month high of 0.9...

German bunds hold gains as investors monitor coronavirus situation

German bunds held gains during afternoon session on Thursday as traders seek refuge in safe-haven assets on fear that the coronavirus outbreak will slow the global economy. The German 10-year bond yield, which move...

Australian jobless rate lifts to 5.3 pct in January, employment change modest

In a reversal of Decembers move, Australias unemployment rate ticked back up to 5.3 percent in January, while employment rose modestly. The underutilisation rate jumped to a 19-month high. Alongside this, the participation...

Politics

Donald Trump revelation: Former DOJ prosecutor says attorney general Bill Barr may be stepping down soon

The Department of Justice was under fire in the days leading up to Roger Stones sentencing as attorney general William Bill Barr stepped in to handle the case. However, due to the backlash from the events prior to the...

US President Donald Trump wants to postpone publishing of John Bolton's book

It was during the Senate Impeachment trial that former National Security Advisor John Boltons manuscript was leaked to the public. Now that the trial has passed, Donald Trump wants to postpone the publishing Boltons book...

US President Donald Trump mocked by Conservative commentator, says he is not fit for office

Not often does anyone hear someone who is under the same party as President Donald Trump criticize Trumps capability as President, but that has changed as of late. Conservative commentator David Frum expressed how he does...

Michelle Obama: Northern California elementary school honors former FLOTUS by doing this

Even years after she left the White House, Michelle Obama continues to inspire people everywhere. In a nod to the former FLOTUS, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board will be renaming the Wilson Elementary...

Science

Asteroid: MIT scientists develop a device that simulates strikes

Asteroid strikes, despite having a very slim chance of actually happening, is still a scenario that everyone in the world should be prepared for. A group of researchers from MIT developed a device that could simulate what...

Isaac Newton's theory on what caused Noah's flood is due to a comet

Very rarely do religion and science go hand in hand but to one of the greatest scientists of all time, there is an aspect where it does. Isaac Newton with his colleague William Whiston theorized that the cause of the great...

Scientists discover magnetic anomaly under the ice in Antarctica

There is still a lot to see when it comes to studying what lies in the polar region of Antarctica. A group of researchers discovered a magnetic anomaly hidden miles under the ice. In the Amazon Prime series Forbidden...

Mars: Scientist claims that 100,000 people will live on the Red Planet by the end of the century

Space agencies all over the world have been looking into the possibility of life on Mars or exploring Mars. A scientist has recently claimed that by the end of the century, there would be people living on the Red...

Technology

Microsoft Surface Book 3 with 32GB of RAM could be announced this Spring

Microsoft will be launching the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Go 2 this coming Spring based on recent reports. There wont be major design changes to the exteriors of both devices, according to Petri. However, buyers can...

‘GTA 6’ news: Rockstar Games job listing spawns speculations that title might already be in its testing phase

At the moment, Rockstar Games has not confirmed that it is working on the GTA 6, the sequel to its highly successful Grand Theft Auto V title. But fans of the franchise are pretty convinced that its only a matter of time...

Sony Xperia 5 Plus launch to push through despite MWC cancellation

The Sony Xperia 5 Plus was expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress this year. Unfortunately, the event was canceled over fears of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan affecting a lot of planned launches of a handful...

Huawei P40 Pro rumors: 5G support, 52MP main camera, March launch date possible

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro releases wont be affected by the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress. Various reports say that the launch of the Chinese brands flagships is imminent. Here are some of the specs and...

PS5 launch date uncertain as Sony pulls out from PAX East and GDC 2020

There were previous talks that the PS5 reveal might happen this February. But with less than ten days to go before the month ends, it looks like a March reveal might be the more realistic scenario. Fans hoping for a...
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