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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.

Julie Bishop goes to backbench, Marise Payne becomes new foreign minister

Aug 27, 2018 15:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Julie Bishop has chosen to go to the backbench, to be succeeded by Marise Payne as foreign minister, and the energy and environment portfolio has been split, in Prime Minister Scott Morrisons ministry announced...

View from The Hill: Furious voters deliver their verdict, with government's huge Newspoll plunge

Aug 27, 2018 15:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The voters have screamed their anger about the Liberals self-indulgent blood letting, in the first Newspoll after the coup. Labors two-party lead over the Coalition has jumped to 56-44%, a massive change from the 51-49%...

Scott Morrison is the new Prime Minister after Peter Dutton's giant miscalculation

Aug 25, 2018 07:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Scott Morrison is Australias new prime minister, beating Peter Dutton by 45-40 votes after a week in which the government imploded and the Liberal party tore itself apart. The third contender, Foreign Minister Julie...

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership

Aug 23, 2018 23:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Malcolm Turnbull has been delivered a political death blow, with the resignation of three senior cabinet ministers Mathias Cormann, Michaelia Cash and Mitch Fifield. They said in a joint news conference shortly before...

Solicitor-General's advice on Dutton's eligibility to come before Friday Liberal vote

Aug 23, 2018 23:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Prtime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will invite a leadership spill motion at midday Friday, once a majority of Liberals formally ask for a party meeting. He will not contest the subsequent ballot if the spill is carried,...

View from The Hill: Energy policy and Turnbull's leadership plunge into debilitating uncertainty

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

The most fraught day of his prime ministership has seen the implosion of one of Malcolm Turnbulls key policy pledges to deliver certainty on energy policy that only weeks ago seemed on course. As Turnbull threw...

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...

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Economy

UK gilts jump despite encouraging labour market, jobless rate stays at 45-year low

The United Kingdoms jumped during European trading hours Tuesday even as the countrys labour market remained solid and promising, with the unemployment rate remaining at a 45-year low. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds surge after February ZEW economic sentiment disappoints investors

The German bunds surged during afternoon session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment for the month of February, released today, disappointed market sentiments, while the index for current conditions worsened...

USD/ZAR likely to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, says Commerzbank

The USD/ZAR currency pair is expected to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The impression arises that the last hopes in the rand are slowly being dashed...

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gains 1.2 pct last week

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gained 1.2 percent last week, more than reversing last weeks loss and continuing the recent sawtooth pattern. The gains have been a little more than the losses, so the index...

PBoC to maintain prudent monetary policy but with flexibility to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to maintain a prudent monetary policy but with flexibility this year to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. China...

Politics

Donald Trump reportedly claims losing the 2020 election means rigged votes

President Donald Trump is currently campaigning for reelection this November. Despite constantly denying that the 2016 election results were rigged, he appears to be prepared to make the same accusation come election...

Melania Trump mocked on social media for making a typo error

First Lady Melania Trump has always claimed that she is intelligent, given the number of languages she supposedly speaks. Recently, the First Lady suffered a little mishap on social media that got her mocked by the...

Pastor says Americans are saved from coronavirus because Donald Trump sides with life in the womb

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc within China and other countries ever since the outbreak a few months back. One religious leader claims that the Americans are saved from the virus because of President Donald...

Melania Trump reportedly does not have many friends and that’s ‘by design’

One might assume that Melania Trump has many friends surrounding her, given her status. However, an East Wing correspondent claimed that the first lady actually has very few of them. Melania Trump: Having a few friends...

Science

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Asteroids: Rock traveling 48,400 mph heading towards Earth, says NASA

Another asteroid is apparently on its way towards Earth as space agency NASAs asteroid trackers have caught sight of the rock. A new report reveals how fast the asteroid is going, and whether or not it would actually...

Aliens: Extra-terrestrial hunter organization makes their data available to the public

For decades, various organizations and agencies, both public and private, have been on the search for signs of extra-terrestrials or life beyond Earth. One ET hunting organization, in particular, is asking the public for...

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Technology

‘The Sims 5’ could be announced in 2020 with a 2021 release date

The Sims marks its 20th anniversary this year of dominating the life simulation video game subgenre. Fans are now hoping that developer Maxis and publisher EA would celebrate the milestone by providing updates on The Sims...

Sony Xperia 2 specs and features: Sony’s next flagship rumored to have same back camera package as the Samsung S20

The Sony Xperia 2 release date was rumored to be announced at the now-canceled Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the event did not push through due to the novel coronavirus, details about Sonys upcoming flagship...

‘League of Legends’ patch 10.4 release date: Some champions will be nerfed while others buffed

The League of Legends patch 10.4 release date will be arriving in a few days. Meanwhile, here are some of the changes that the patch would bring to the game. The League of Legends patch 10.4 will bring a host of changes...

Nintendo Switch games 2020: ‘Axiom Verge 2,’ ‘Gods & Monsters,’ ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ set to arrive to the console this year

Nintendo console gamers have a lot to look forward to this year. Here are some of the exciting titles that will be making their way to the Switch console. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pokémon...
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