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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.

Federal government did not prepare aged care sector adequately for COVID: royal commission

Oct 05, 2020 13:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic. In a damning report the commission rejected the governments repeated claim it had a plan for aged care,...

Australian government extends COVID health initiatives at $2 billion cost

Sep 20, 2020 06:09 am UTC| Politics

The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months, until the end of March, in its latest acknowledgement that pandemic assistance will be needed on various fronts for a longer period. The...

Government to recruit 500 more reservists in $1 billion accelerated defence spend to support jobs

Aug 26, 2020 11:17 am UTC| Politics Economy

The Morrison government is accelerating and repurposing defence spending in a A$1 billion boost to support about 4,000 jobs and assist small and medium-sized businesses in the defence industry supply chain. In several...

Government announces $2.5 billion package to support training and apprenticeships

Jul 16, 2020 14:09 pm UTC| Politics

The Morrison government has announced $2 billion to be augmented by another $500 million from the states for a skills package to boost training and job creation. A $1 billion JobTrainer program will provide training...

Government unveils $250 million for 'creative economy'

Jun 26, 2020 07:20 am UTC| Economy

he Morrison government has announced a $250 million package for the entertainment, arts and screen sectors, which have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The grants and loans will be rolled out over the...

Global Geopolitics Series

Australian Foreign Minister Payne pledges continued fight against Chinese 'disinformation'

Jun 17, 2020 16:04 pm UTC| Politics

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has attacked Chinas disinformation about racism in this country and committed Australia to a more activist role in pressing for reform of multilateral institutions, including the World Health...

Businesses get extension for instant asset write-off

Jun 14, 2020 12:18 pm UTC| Business Economy

In its latest move to spur business investment, the government will extend its $150,000 instant assets write-off until the end of the year. The six-months extension, which will be legislated, will cost $300 million in...

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Economy

Epic Games reportedly trying to make a deal with Sony for PlayStation exclusives

Epic Games reportedly offered a stunning $200 million to Sony so it can bring its games to its store. This information was revealed while the Fortnite game developer is in the middle of a court battle with Apple. Epic...

Starbucks may pull out from Facebook for this reason

Starbucks is said to be mulling on pulling out from Facebook. The coffee chain giant is thinking about leaving because of hate comments on posts. Starbucks reason for considering Facebook exit Fox Business reported...

Discord is evolving beyond messaging and games

Discord was only launched in 2015, and today, it has millions of users already. The instant messaging and digital distribution platform quickly became popular as video gamers and other big communities find it the best...

Why states didn't go broke from the pandemic

During the summer of 2020, there were many news reports about the impending state fiscal crisis due to the pandemic. A July 7 article on CNBC with the headline Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local...

Politics

Ivanka Trump humiliation: Vivica A. Fox says former WH adviser made a 'racial insult' towards her in Celebrity Apprentice

Prior to becoming a White House adviser, and before her fathers ascent into the presidency, Ivanka Trump was a known fixture in her fathers reality show, The Apprentice. Actress Vivica A. Fox recently recalled a moment...

Donald Trump social media ban: Twitter suspends account publishing ex-POTUS' statements

Former President Donald Trump has been out of social media for several months following his permanent or indefinite suspensions from most social media platforms, most especially Twitter. Recently, the platform suspended...

World War 3 threat: Experts warn US and China may engage in military conflict in Africa

Over the years, relations between China and the US have been rocky, especially over certain issues. However, fears of possible world war have been stoked as experts have warned that Africa may be the continent that gets...

Joe Biden to give commencement address at Coast Guard Academy graduation

Joe Biden will be making a commencement address at the upcoming Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bidens upcoming address would be his second time giving a speech at the academys ceremony. The Coast Guard Academy...

Science

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Lab–grown embryos and human–monkey hybrids: Medical marvels or ethical missteps?

In Aldous Huxleys 1932 novel Brave New World, people arent born from a mothers womb. Instead, embryos are grown in artificial wombs until they are brought into the world, a process called ectogenesis. In the novel,...

Antimatter: scientists find way to trap elusive material by blasting it with lasers

Antimatter is believed to play a huge part in the story of our universe. Its the counterpart to matter: identical in every way with protons, neutrons and electrons but with an opposite electric charge. According to our...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

Technology

Microsoft has reportedly purchased ‘Starfield’ ad time for 2021

Bethesda and Xbox remain mum on the details of the formers newest IP, titled Starfield, headed to the gaming market. Recent reports have it that there is a good chance for it to be released in 2021 has Microsoft has...

PS5 shortage expected to continue through 2022

Many video game fans around the world are still engaged in closely watching updates from PS5 restock trackers due to the continuing limited supply of Sonys latest-generation console. Unfortunately, the situation is not...

WhatsApp users yet to agree to May 15 changes get ‘limited functionality’

WhatsApps controversial change of policies is back on the headlines as it is going to be implemented a few days from now. Users can expect to have access to limited functionality for the next few weeks after May 15 should...

Only 13% of iOS 14.5 users worldwide allowed apps to track them

An analytics firm reported that a very small number of Apple mobile device users have agreed to allow apps to track them. The information comes two weeks after the widely anticipated and debated iOS 14.5 feature App...

Samsung Electronics to share 505 patented technologies to S. Korean SMEs

Samsung Electronics will share its 505 patented technologies with local small and medium enterprises via a government technology transfer program to overcome the market challenges triggered by the pandemic. The list of...
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