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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.

Victorian minister plays hardball with Turnbull on the NEG

Jul 31, 2018 15:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Turnbull government is facing fresh trouble over its energy policy ahead of a crucial meeting next week, with Victorias Energy Minister Lily DAmbrosio warning that the state wont be rushed into signing onto the...

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...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Ivanka Trump says she’s exploring things she wouldn’t have prioritized because of the coronavirus

Despite the social distancing and work-from-home routine she has to go through, life goes on for Ivanka Trump. In fact, her self-isolation has freed up some of her time that shes now doing things she normally wouldnt have...

US Navy aircraft carrier captain wants crew members infected with COVID-19 removed from the ship and isolated for two weeks

Even the worlds most sophisticated warship isnt out of reach from the coronavirus pandemic. A commander of a U.S. Navy aircraft is warning senior military officials that decisive action must be done to save the lives of...

US President Donald Trump to introduce new social distancing guidelines

Recently, President Donald Trump announced that the period of social distancing would continue until the end of April to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now, Trump is expected to announce the new guidelines for the...

Joe Biden explains how he would respond to the coronavirus pandemic in recent town hall

Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently appeared for another interview-slash-town hall on CNN. The former vice president explained how he would approach the pandemic, as well as revealing his routine as of late. In a...

Melania Trump criticized after advising people to go out and have some 'fresh air' amid coronavirus outbreak

First Lady Melania Trump has been making an effort to become more visible in the midst of the coronavirus crisis in the country. As the country continues its social distancing period, Melania gives her own advice that is...

Science

Man pronounced clinically dead for three minutes describes what death is like

Death is one of lifes biggest mysteries, and it does not seem like there would be an answer any time soon. One man has shared his experience after being clinically dead for three minutes. There are many assumptions on...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope snaps image of a one-armed galaxy

The cosmos has provided stunning sights in the forms of galaxies and other celestial objects. Recently, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a spectacular one-armed galaxy. The galaxy, formally known as NGC...

Asteroids: Potentially hazardous asteroid already on 'close approach' trajectory

Space agencies all over the world are keeping tabs on one particular asteroid that is bound for Earth by April. Recent reports reveal that the asteroid in question is already on a close approach trajectory. Express...

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts over 100,000 coronavirus fatalities in US

As the world is currently struggling to contain the pandemic that is the coronavirus, it appears that the situation would only get worse before it could get better. According to Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony...

Technology

Nvidia Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs could be released by August

It looks like gamers will have to wait for a bit before getting their hands on Nvidias all-new Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, including the highly anticipated flagship, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Based on recent rumors from...

Sony monitors ‘risk of delays’ in ‘The Last of Us 2’ release date amid COVID-19 pandemic

The world is facing another daunting challenge as the COVID-19 pandemic manifests its effects not sparing the video game industry. Speculations on a possible second delay on the The Last of Us 2 release date has started to...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ wallpaper teases one of V’s dangerous contract jobs

With many fans currently stuck in their homes for quarantine measures amid a global pandemic, it helps to be distracted for a while with a release of new Cyberpunk 2077 wallpaper. The image is filled with many interesting...

Why ‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ might not get new expansions, DLC at its current state

It can be said that Warcraft 3: Reforged has been one of the most discussed video games released in 2020 so far, and most of the reasons are quite unflattering. However, the game is still part of one of the most popular...

Nintendo Switch games: ‘Tropico 6,’ ‘Super Mario 64,’ ‘Super Mario Sunshine,’ and ‘Super Mario Galaxy’ arriving to the console this year

With its portability, the Nintendo Switch console is one of the most popular consoles around and has been the best-selling hardware for a couple of years now. It looks like Switch console gamers are in for a treat in the...
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