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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.

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...

Government to set up new multi-billion Future Drought Fund

Oct 28, 2018 13:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Nature

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce a Future Drought Fund, that will grow to $5 billion over a decade, at Fridays national drought summit. The fund is to provide support against future droughts, helping primary...

Scott Morrison braces for judgement by Malcolm Turnbull's old voters

Oct 20, 2018 15:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With a mix of gall and desperation, Scott Morrison appeals to the electors of Wentworth to vote for stability. He warns against sending the government into minority rule, forced to ignore the fact that if this happened the...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Morrison's pitch for the Jewish vote in Wentworth

Oct 20, 2018 05:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with University of Canberras deputy VC Nick Klomp. They discuss Scott Morrisons announcement regarding the possible relocation of Australias embassy to Jerusalem,...

View from The Hill: How the government's plan to oppose Hanson's motion became a vote to support it

Oct 17, 2018 22:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

For Mathias Cormann, 2018 has been the annus horribilis. After emerging badly bruised from the leadership crisis, on Tuesday he took responsibility for the disastrous snafu over Pauline Hansons It is OK to be white...

Government raises glimmer of hope for New Zealand deal on refugees

Oct 17, 2018 22:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The Morrison government has sent qualified signals that it might agree to some refugees from Nauru being settled in New Zealand. It says it would be more likely to support the New Zealand option if Labor agreed to pass...

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Oct 16, 2018 15:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

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Economy

Nissan Launches Limited-Edition Kicks e-Power Sport in the Philippines

Nissan has introduced an exclusive offering for car enthusiasts in the Philippines: the limited-edition Nissan Kicks e-Power Sport. This variant will turn heads on the local market with a sleek black paint job and silver...

McDonald's, Wendy's Win Against Lawsuit Filed by Customers Over 'Deceiving' Burger Size

McDonalds and Wendys are two major fast-food chains recently sued for alleged false advertisements. One of the most overwhelming complaints is that the restaurants are serving small burgers, although their ads show large...

Proposed Fuel Economy Standards Could Result in Billions in Fines for Automakers

The proposal by U.S. President Joe Bidens administration to increase fuel economy standards until 2032 has raised concerns among major automakers. General Motors could face fines of $6.5 billion, while Chrysler parent...

Kellogg’s Completes Separation of Cereal Businesses; Kellanova Starts Trading as Standalone Firm

The Kellogg Company has officially rebranded after the firms separation has finally been completed. This means the cereal manufacturer will now operate as a standalone company with its own management. The split of...

Visa Announces $100M Investment Plan for Generative AI Ventures

Visa Inc. unveiled its $100 million funding venture for newly established generative artificial intelligence (AI) businesses. With this move, the American payment card processor joined the investors who pledged investments...

Politics

Feinstein's death raises the question: How are vacant Senate seats filled?

Theres an empty seat in the U.S. Senate now that Californias longtime and senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has died. And, following the Sept. 22, 2023, federal indictment on bribery and other charges of U.S. Sen. Bob...

Foreign policy has been missing from NZ's election campaign – voters deserve answers to these big questions

Tax cuts, crime, the cost of living, potholes and co-governance … these and various other issues are now familiar to most voters. But there has been one major election area missing the serious debate it needs:...

Closer relations between Australia and India have the potential to benefit both nations

The structure of Andrew Charltons Australias Pivot to India is built on three promises: the promise of India; the promise of the Australia-India relationship; and the promise of the Indian diaspora becoming a powerful...

AI disinformation is a threat to elections − learning to spot Russian, Chinese and Iranian meddling in other countries can help the US prepare for 2024

Elections around the world are facing an evolving threat from foreign actors, one that involves artificial intelligence. Countries trying to influence each others elections entered a new era in 2016, when the Russians...

Can Biden bounce back as the US presidential race turns nastier?

Antagonism between the two expected candidates for US president in 2024 is ramping up as the political battleground turns increasingly nasty. US president Joe Biden suggested that Donald Trump and his allies pose a...

Science

A search for links between two of the universe's most spectacular phenomena has come up empty – for now

Every so often, astronomers glimpse an intense flash of radio waves from space a flash that lasts only instants but puts out as much energy in a millisecond as the Sun does in a few years. The origin of these fast radio...

Temporary carbon storage in forests has climate value — but we need to get the accounting right

Forests and other natural carbon reservoirs play an important role in slowing and potentially reversing the effects of climate change. But any carbon stored in nature is vulnerable to either natural or human-caused...

Just 3 Nobel Prizes cover all of science – how research is done today poses a challenge for these prestigious awards

Ive been primarily an experimental chemist the kind of person who goes into the laboratory and mixes and stirs chemicals since the beginning of my career in 1965. Today, and for the past 15 years, Im a full-time...

Your microbes live on after you die − a microbiologist explains how your necrobiome recycles your body to nourish new life

Each human body contains a complex community of trillions of microorganisms that are important for your health while youre alive. These microbial symbionts help you digest food, produce essential vitamins, protect you from...

New study shows we can create value from food waste by turning it into a highly desirable material – nanocellulose

Food waste is a global problem with approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted each year throughout the food lifecycle from the farm to food manufacturers and households. Across the food supply chain, Australians...

Technology

Apple Works on iOS Update to Address Overheating Issues in iPhone 15 Models

Apple is attributing the heating concerns with its recently released iPhone 15 models to a software bug and problems associated with popular apps like Instagram and Uber. Reports of the devices becoming uncomfortably warm...

Intel Ramps Up 'Landmark' Production Using EUV Lithography Machines in Ireland

Intel announced on Friday that it has commenced high-volume production utilizing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines at its $18.5 billion plant in Ireland. This development is pivotal for Intels effort to regain...

Virtual reality can help emergency services navigate the complexities of real-life crises

The UK has experienced several terrorist attacks, from the 2005 London bombings, to the devastating events at Manchester Arena and London Bridge in 2017. These tragic incidents not only resulted in the loss of innocent...

PlayStation Chief Jim Ryan to Retire; Hiroki Totoki Named Successor

Sony Group Corporation announces PlayStation CEO Jim Ryans retirement in March 2024, heralding a transition to new leadership under Hiroki Totoki. Ryan is currently working as Sony Interactive Entertainment LLCs (SIE)...
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