All posts by Michelle Grattan

Treasurer Jim Chalmers answers critics of his ‘values-based capitalism’

Treasurer Jim Chalmers answers critics of his 'values-based capitalism'

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has rejected as “laughable” criticism he has turned his back on the Hawke-Keating reform era in his blueprint for “values-based capitalism”. In this podcast Chalmers also reveals he spoke with Paul Keating while writing the…

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Jim Chalmers lays out agenda for pursuit of ‘values-based capitalism’

Jim Chalmers lays out agenda for pursuit of 'values-based capitalism'

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has laid out an economic blueprint for pursuing “values-based capitalism”, involving public-private co-investment and collaboration and the renovation of key economic institutions and markets. In a 6000-word essay in The Monthly titled “Capitalism after the…

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Rudd is highly qualified for Washington, but might find the diplomatic corset constricting

Rudd is highly qualified for Washington, but might find the diplomatic corset constricting

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. In appointing Kevin Rudd as ambassador to the United States, Anthony Albanese is sending someone with all the qualifications, and more, for what is a highly demanding diplomatic job in extremely uncertain times. Twice prime minister, and a…

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Wong to visit Beijing as ‘strategic dialogue’ restarts in new breakthrough in Australia-China relations

Wong to visit Beijing as ‘strategic dialogue’ restarts in new breakthrough in Australia-China relations

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia’s relations with China will take another major step forward this week with Foreign Minister Penny Wong travelling to Beijing for the resumption of the bilateral Foreign and Strategic Dialogue, which has been on hold since 2018. The…

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Morrison endures the witness box, while Albanese enjoys being in the box seat with the Senate

Morrison endures the witness box, while Albanese enjoys being in the box seat with the Senate

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Scott Morrison will forever be known as “the bulldozer”, and he lived up to his self-description at the Robodebt royal commission this week. It was vintage Morrison, verbally lumbering about, up and down side streets of varying relevance,…

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Scott Morrison to face parliamentary censure for undermining political trust

Scott Morrison to face parliamentary censure for undermining political trust

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Scott Morrison will face a parliamentary censure motion this week, after the inquiry by former High Court judge Virginia Bell found his multi-ministry power grab “corrosive of trust in government”. Cabinet on Monday confirmed legislation to implement the…

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‘Teal’ Monique Ryan on the Victorian election and six months in parliament

'Teal' Monique Ryan on the Victorian election and six months in parliament

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The Australian National University Dictionary Centre has just announced its word of the year is “teal”. Senior researcher Mark Gwynn described it as an “easy choice”. “The colour came to represent a movement of independent and strong female…

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