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 Labor abandoned its plan for an internet filter because it did not have the numbers to get it through Parliament, opposition communications spokesman says.
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard's much-talked-about misogyny speech has come to the attention of President Barack Obama.
Michelle Grattan JULIA Gillard said no but Kevin Rudd has said yes to a regular spot on Neil Mitchell's 3AW program.
Michelle Grattan IT WAS a government sting, and then an opposition counter-sting, which left the public servants in the federal Treasury feeling the pain.
Michelle Grattan Government finally backs down on controversial plan to introduce mandatory internet filter.
Michelle Grattan and Judith Ireland PRIME Minister Julia Gillard said Australia had worked closely with President Obama and his administration over the past four years, adding ''I look forward to continuing this friendship''.
Michelle Grattan Government relieved at the status quo result as it heads into its own election year.
Michelle Grattan Treasury head Martin Parkinson has assured the opposition the department did not breach its 'professional and apolitical ethos' in costing Coalition policies.
Michelle Grattan Cup day saw the ubiquitous Kevin Rudd mingling at Flemington with a couple of his backers, cabinet ministers Martin Ferguson and Anthony Albanese, as well as union leader Paul Howes, a ''faceless...
Michelle Grattan and Lindsay Murdoch The government is unrepentant about commissioning and releasing Treasury costings of three opposition policies that would put a $4.57 billion burden on business in their first full year of operation.
Michelle Grattan Jurist Frank Brennan has warned there could be a backlash against the purchase of land for indigenous Australians if existing native title land is not more effectively developed.
Michelle Grattan Tony Abbott has recommitted a Coalition government to bringing in surpluses in its first three budgets — despite insisting the government will not be able to deliver one this financial year.
Michelle Grattan Will Sachin Tendulkar help drive Australian schoolchildren into learning Hindi?
Michelle Grattan Kevin Rudd has become a hit on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, keeping his nearly 340,000 followers abreast of his family life, according to the China Daily's website.
Michelle Grattan Dear Tony, suddenly you have become THE talking point among the chattering commentators.
Michelle Grattan In the wake of poor polls, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott uses a major economic speech to strike a more positive note.
Michelle Grattan Stressing the need for unity during his address to his troops on Tuesday, Tony Abbott told the MPs that if they ever needed to get a message to him, they should just call direct - he would always...
Michelle Grattan Former speaker Peter Slipper launches a scathing attack on one-time Coalition colleagues.
Michelle Grattan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees sharply criticises federal government.
Michelle Grattan LABOR Left faction convener Doug Cameron accuses PM of 'ambushing' him in caucus.