Michelle Grattan: Can Anthony Albanese, Jim Chalmers wring consensus from union-business impasse over industrial relations?

Michelle Grattan
Updated August 26 2022 - 4:08pm, first published 7:30am

The escalating cost of living is your ally when you're an opposition seeking election, but when you're in office, it's a rampaging beast to manage, economically and politically.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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