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Michelle Grattan

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Economic and political outlook 2022

2022 is shaping up as a pivotal year across the economic and political spectrums and it comes at a critical time, in terms of the need for policy action in Australia. This report argues that governments around the country must make tough policy decisions in...
Commentary

Is the Morrison government ‘authoritarian populist’ with a punitive bent?

The Morrison Government’s authoritarian policy agenda has a punitive element that has become more evident since the election.
Commentary

Grattan on Friday: Ken Wyatt juggles identity and politics

As an Indigenous man in a senior government role, Ken Wyatt is ambitious but pragmatic, as he struggles to bridge the gap between Indigenous expectations and political realities.
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Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament

The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.
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Grattan on Friday: When schmoozing the PM gets you a black eye

The lesson of the Nine affair is actually less about donations and more about the importance of those managing a media empire imbibing a central principle of journalism.