Michelle Grattan is the political editor of The Age. In 2008, she shared the Melbourne Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award with Laurie Oakes. She edited the books 'Reconciliation' and 'Australian Prime Ministers' (2000), and wrote 'Back on the Wool Track' (2004).
Michelle Grattan The PM has seized on a call from business for a collaborative attitude to economic reform.
Michelle Grattan Almost every voter backs the royal commission on child sex abuse in an Age-Nielsen poll.
Michelle Grattan Most voters say the carbon tax makes no difference to them - but they still want it repealed.
Michelle Grattan The government has gone on the front foot with a counter-smear against Julie Bishop.
Michelle Grattan For children, the internet is the big enlarger.
Michelle Grattan A decade ago Father Frank Brennan, a high-profile Jesuit priest who is now professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, had a woman confess to him that she was a murderess.
Michelle Grattan Australia's peak big business lobby calls for a return to the co-operative spirit on economic reform that marked the 'Accord' days of the Hawke government.
Michelle Grattan Industrial relations is 'the elephant in the room' in the national debate about improving productivity, Australian Industry Group chief executive will say.
Michelle Grattan Royal commission on child sex abuse might become a joint inquiry, Nicola Roxon has flagged.
Judith Ireland and Michelle Grattan Prime Minister Julia Gillard says using the seal of the Catholic confessional to cover up child abuse is a ‘‘sin of omission’’ because all adults have a duty of care towards children.
Michelle Grattan Political speech has great clout, even in the age of Twitter and the 10-second TV grab.
Michelle Grattan Bill Shorten says royal commission must address whether priests should be legally compelled to report.
Michelle Grattan Tony Abbott has drawn a sharp barb from the Coalition indigenous MP Ken Wyatt after suggesting he is not as representative of Aboriginal culture as Northern Territory minister Alison Anderson.
Michelle Grattan, Richard Willingham and Barney Zwartz Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a sweeping royal commission into child sex abuse that will probe organisations ranging from the Catholic Church and state authorities to the Boy Scouts and...
Michelle Grattan The federal government had little choice but to set up a royal commission into child sex abuse, given the horrific evidence, the extent of what has happened over many years, the cries of victims and...
Michelle Grattan The Australian defence establishment is worried about the implications of the government's deep budget cuts as work is stepped up for next year's defence white paper.
Michelle Grattan Tony Abbott says he wants to change Australia for the better - and he has brought out the measuring stick of the Howard era.
Michelle Grattan Prime Minister Julia Gillard will commit to Labor having 12 per cent of federal public servants regularly ''teleworking'' from home by 2020, in a speech on Monday to a Telework Congress at Melbourne...
Michelle Grattan If treasurer Wayne Swan is worried that he mightn't be able to achieve that razor-thin surplus, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has to be terrified that the asylum seeker boats won't stop.
Michelle Grattan Good heavens - now Barack Obama is getting in on the misogyny act.