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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.

Hokey-pokey politics as the government is shaken all about

Dec 08, 2018 17:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the topsy turvy Liberal universe, just when the right is trying to tighten its grip on the throat of the party, the government is haring off to the left, with this weeks legislation to allow it to break up recalcitrant...

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Dec 04, 2018 16:40 pm UTC| Politics

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

Households to get $2000 subsidy for batteries under Shorten energy policy

Nov 26, 2018 16:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A Labor government would subsidise households to install batteries as part of the ALPs energy policy to be unveiled by Bill Shorten on Thursday. If Labor wins next years election, it would provide from 2020 a A$2000...

Senate president Scott Ryan launches grenade against the right

Nov 26, 2018 15:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Senate president Scott Ryan has called out the right within the Liberal party and among commentators, declaring that Liberal voters dont want views rammed down their throats. In a trenchant critique of federal...

Morrison to unveil broad suite of measures to boost Australia's influence in the Pacific

Nov 08, 2018 16:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison on Thursday will announce an extensive suite of military, diplomatic, financial and people-to-people initiatives in a major boost to Australias role in the Pacific. They include setting up a $2 billion...

View from The Hill: Katter waves Section 44 stick in a 'notice North Queensland' moment

Nov 05, 2018 12:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On the day independent Kerryn Phelps was officially declared the winner in Wentworth, a shot was fired across Scott Morrisons bows to remind him of the challenge of managing a now-hung parliament. It came not from...

Shorten proposes investment bank to help Pacific nations' development

Oct 29, 2018 19:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Bill Shorten is flagging that Labor would set up a government-backed infrastructure investment bank to promote concessional financing for nation-building projects in the Pacific. In a speech to the Lowy Institute on...

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Economy

Emirates issues over $517 million in refunds, more reimbursements expected

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refunds amounting to over $517 million over the past two months while operating a decreased number of flights on a limited network. According to Chief Commercial...

India invites private firms to run and modernize railways

India is now inviting bids for private firms to invest $39.8 million in running trains along 109 routes to introduce modern technology and boost its virus-hit economy. The private players will have to pay a percentage...

Japan to shut down aging coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions

Japan will close about 100 of its aging coal-fired and inefficient power plants by fiscal 2030 to reduce carbon emissions and shift toward renewable energy. Industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce the...

S. Korea to back up 1,000 hydrogen businesses over 20 years

South Korea will support 1,000 businesses in the hydrogen industry over the next 20 years to develop a hydrogen-based ecosystem and economy. Consequently, the country will help create at least 500 companies in...

FxWirePro: Can USMCA & PMIs Bring In Optimism For Mexican Peso? Uphold USD/MXN Call Spreads

The recent publication of the PMIs in a number of countries illustrated a significant improvement of sentiment. It seems questionable though whether sentiment in Mexico has improved to the same extent (publication of the...

Politics

Donald Trump revelation: Appeals judge partially lifts restraining order blocking publication of niece Mary Trump's book

As Democrats continue to encourage others to register to vote and pushing for mail-in voting in the midst of the pandemic, former vice president Joe Biden hopes to protect the rights of Americans to vote. The Biden...

Donald Trump revelation: Appeals judge partially lifts restraining order blocking publication of niece Mary Trump's book

President Donald Trumps niece Mary Trump is set to publish her tell-all book that sheds more light on the Trump family. Following the temporary restraining order placed on both Mary Trump and publisher Simon Schuster, an...

Former European Council President Donald Tusk shows support for Joe Biden's presidential bid

As the November elections draw closer by the day, more public figures, political or not, are beginning to voice their support for one candidate or another. Among those figures is former European Council Member Donald Tusk,...

Michelle Obama impressed: Ex-FLOTUS praises Princeton for removing Woodrow Wilson's name from public affairs department

The recent events, mainly the protests against systemized racism have sparked institutions, whether national or private, to remove figures and cultural symbols that are deemed as racist. Following ivy league institution...

Science

Archaeologists find skeletal remains of inmates in former NKVD prison

Much like the horrific Holocaust, there was also the regime of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin that led to the imprisonment and killing of thousands of people, with millions more dying under his reign. A recent discovery...

Aliens: Scientists develop calculator to count alien civilizations

The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has been asked millions of times as far as one can remember. This question was front and center following the space missions that occurred in the 20th century,...

Archaeologists analyze screaming mummy to investigate supposed link to Ramses III's death

Ever since archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of famed Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun in 1922, there have been unusual deaths that have been linked to it. Scientists since then have tried to test the theory...

Author says 2,400-year old coin artifact may be proof that Atlantis is real

Atlantis is one of the most popular myths in history, with many wondering whether the city is actually real, based on the stories that have been told over time. An author and researcher may have unraveled the mystery...

Technology

iPhone 12 could be delayed by four weeks to a couple of months but until 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably rocked the tech world, and Apple was not exempted. A new report offers a more vivid look into the possible delays the company might suffer in terms of releasing the anticipated iPhone...

iOS 14: 4 best security and privacy improvements launching later this year

After countless reports of mobile apps and other entities covertly collecting peoples data through the devices they use, iPhone users should pay attention to the security and privacy features launching on iOS 14. Luckily,...

iPhone SE 2021 will keep the A13 Bionic and that’s fine

Reports have it that the new iPhone SE was planned to arrive in two models this year. However, Apple revived its mid-range smartphone lineup with just one variant last April. Later, there have been claims that the tech...

AirPods to receive Spatial Audio and other upgrades with iOS 14’s launch in fall

Fans of Apples truly wireless earbuds will have several things to look forward to in iOS 14. The next mobile operating system update is confirmed to deliver several upgrades and new functions on the device, some even...
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