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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.

Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate quits in Cartier watches affair

Nov 02, 2020 06:53 am UTC| Business

Chief of Australia Post Christine Holgate has fallen on her sword, admitting the optics of her gift of Cartier watches to four high-performing employees did not pass the pub test for many people. Holgates Monday...

United States' standing wanes on Lowy Asia power index

Oct 20, 2020 00:06 am UTC| Economy

The United States has registered the largest fall in relative regional power of any country in the Indo-Pacific during the last year, according to the Lowy Institutes Asia Power Index. The index, started in 2018, ranks...

Government extends assistance for first home buyers to stimulate building industry

Oct 05, 2020 14:11 pm UTC| Economy

In its latest stimulus measure, the Morrison government will extend its first home loan deposit scheme to an extra 10,000 home buyers. But unlike existing arrangements, where people can purchase a new or existing home,...

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...

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Economy

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Philippine Central Bank Implements New FX Guidelines to Enhance Market Surveillance

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Science

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Technology

Bullish Pennant on Solana's Chart Signals Potential Rally After 17% Price Increase

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SHIB and XRP Outperform Bitcoin in South Korea: Key Metric Reveals Surprising Trend

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