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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.

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...

View from The Hill: Senate committees are one of the few bright spots in the battle to hold government to account

Jun 14, 2020 11:57 am UTC| Politics

It mightnt sound much, but it had big consequences. Fifty years ago this week, the Senate voted to set up a system of committees to scrutinise government legislation, activity and spending. As it has evolved, this...

Australian Government to give $25,000 grants to people building or renovating homes

Jun 03, 2020 13:11 pm UTC| Economy

The government will provide eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or extensively renovate an existing one. The scheme estimated to cost up to $688 million will not be limited to first...

Good news on elective surgery, but dire warning on the economy

Apr 21, 2020 12:31 pm UTC| Economy

Restrictions are to be eased on elective surgery, enabling a gradual restart to procedures next week. But as national cabinet took early baby steps towards restoring normality, Reserve Bank Governor Phil Lowe warned the...

Media receives some government relief after coronavirus hit

Apr 16, 2020 14:57 pm UTC| Business

The government has announced relief measures, including a $50 million program for regional journalism, to help media hit by the fallout from COVID-19 crisis. Commercial television and radio broadcasters will be given a...

Indefinite freeze on non-urgent elective surgery in Australia

Mar 26, 2020 16:07 pm UTC| Health

All non-urgent elective surgery is being suspended, to free up resources as hospitals prepare to deal with the full impact of COVID-19. Announcing the suspension, taking effect from midnight Wednesday, Scott Morrison...

View from The Hill: Entertainment venues closed in draconian measures to fight the virus

Mar 23, 2020 12:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Clubs, pubs, movie theatres and gyms will be closed and restaurants will only be able to provide takeaways in draconian measures to fight the spread of coronavirus announced by Scott Morrison late Sunday night. But...

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Economy

Net zero is not just good science – it’s also a good deal for ordinary people

As the UK moves into a general election, a misinformed debate over the countrys climate transition and legally binding net zero targets risks further dividing people. Much of this debate in the UK focuses on the cost of...

The UK has a growing food black market – and it’s making the cost of living crisis worse

The UK food sector has faced its fair share of challenges, and issues around supply are not uncommon. In the year to January 2024, overall food prices rose by 7%. To compound this, last year, the UKs Competition and...

Why do we need a Net Zero Economy Authority? And how can it fulfil its promise?

To support its climate agenda, the Albanese government is building new institutions. One of the most important will be the Net Zero Economy Authority. The proposed laws to create this authority are currently before the...

African countries could unlock billions in local and global trade – what’s working and what’s not

Africas share of global trade remains disproportionately small, hovering around 2%-3%. Countries on the continent trade more with the rest of the world than they do among themselves. Africa needs to improve its share of...

Race still divides South Africa – study shows little transformation in new suburbs in country’s economic hub

As South Africa reflects on 30 years of democracy, its important to ask whether its cities have changed for the better when it comes to racial mixing. During apartheid, South Africas residential development was...

Politics

Trump’s lawyers in lawsuits claiming he won in 2020 are getting punished for abusing courts and making unsupported claims and false statements

Over the past four years, U.S. courts and state bar associations have taken action to protect the integrity of the U.S. judicial system by penalizing attorneys who filed meritless lawsuits claiming without evidence that...

Election 2024: polling shows voters don’t believe the tax pledges

The two main parties contesting the UK general election have been unusually cautious on their spending plans, despite urgent calls for more public funding to tackle crises in housing, social care and the...

Wisconsin is a key swing state this year – and has a history of being unpredictable

Voters in Wisconsin now considered a critical swing state ahead of the 2024 presidential election may be among the most unpredictable in the nation. Although former President Barack Obama carried the state in the 2008...

TSMC Weighed Leaving Taiwan Amid China Tensions, Deemed Move Infeasible

TSMC disclosed it had considered relocating its chip factories from Taiwan amid escalating China tensions but decided the move was impractical. TSMCs Relocation Discussions Tensions between Taiwan and China have been...

Mexico: Sheinbaum faces uphill task to buck the trend and curtail spiralling violence

Mexico has reached a political milestone. According to a quick count by the countrys electoral commission, Mexican voters have just elected their first female president. In a society that has long treated its women...

Science

Eye exercises to improve sight – is there any science behind them? An ophthalmologist explains why you shouldn’t buy the hype

You may have seen advertisements claiming to eliminate the need for eyeglasses through vision therapy or vision training basically, eye exercises. These exercises include putting pressure on or palming the eye; eye...

The universe’s biggest explosions made some of the elements we are composed of. But there’s another mystery source out there

After its birth in the Big Bang, the universe consisted mainly of hydrogen and a few helium atoms. These are the lightest elements in the periodic table. More-or-less all elements heavier than helium were produced in the...

Engineering cells to broadcast their behavior can help scientists study their inner workings

Waves are ubiquitous in nature and technology. Whether its the rise and fall of ocean tides or the swinging of a clocks pendulum, the predictable rhythms of waves create a signal that is easy to track and distinguish from...

If an asteroid hit Earth and all the humans died, would the dinosaurs come back?

Many, many years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Six-year-old Aga knows that a meteorite wiped them out… but could another meteorite bring them back? You can read a print version of this story...

Ancient DNA from an extinct native duck reveals how far birds flew to make New Zealand home

Ask a bird lover if they have heard of the extinct giant moa or its ancient predator, Haasts eagle, and the answer will likely be yes. The same cant be said of New Zealands extinct, but equally unique, mergansers a group...

Technology

Shiba Inu Burn Rate Jumps 3010%; 232M SHIB Tokens Reduced from Circulation

Shiba Inu (SHIB) token burn rate surged by 3010% on June 12, resulting in 232 million tokens being burned, a notable rise during the market downturn. Unprecedented SHIB Burn Rate Increase The Shiba Inu (SHIB) meme...

Critical Week Ahead: SEC to Comment on Ethereum ETF S-1 Filings

The Ethereum ETF is at a pivotal moment this week as the SEC prepares to respond to S-1 filings, potentially shaping the future of Ethereum-based investment products. Crypto Market Awaits SECs Critical Decision on...

Shiba Inu (SHIB) ETF Petition Surpasses 10,500 Signatures, Gains Momentum

A Change.org petition advocating for a Shiba Inu (SHIB) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) has surpassed 10,500 signatures, highlighting strong community support for expanding cryptocurrency investment options. Petition for...

How Apple's Latest Event Disrupted AI-Linked Tokens and Shook the Crypto Market

Apples annual developer event led to a sharp decline in AI-linked cryptocurrencies, highlighting the intricate relationship between traditional technology and the crypto market. Apples ChatGPT Integration Sparks Decline...
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