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Michelle Grattan AO to deliver Speaker’s Lecture 2023

Department of the House of Representatives < 1 mins read

Distinguished political journalist Michelle Grattan AO will deliver this year’s Speaker’s Lecture on 30 October at Parliament House. At a time where many are disillusioned with politics, Ms Grattan’s speech will explore how the political system is letting down the Australian public and how it can do better.

As one of Australia's most respected political analysts, Ms Grattan has been at the forefront of political reporting for five decades. Throughout this time, she has covered some of the most significant stories in federal politics and has become a trusted figure in Australian journalism.

Ms Grattan has written for many of Australia’s masthead newspapers and is currently a Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra and Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation. She is the author, co-author and editor of several books and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2004 for her service to Australian journalism.

“Australian journalists are an important part of our democracy. I was so honoured when Ms Grattan accepted my invitation to deliver this years’ lecture. Ms Grattan is one of the country’s most experienced journalists and I am really looking forward to her thought-provoking lecture,” Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP said.

Ms Grattan will be introduced by the Speaker and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Claressa Surtees. A Q&A session will be held after Ms Grattan’s speech.

The Speaker’s Lecture will be broadcast live on the APH website. Members of the public are also invited to attend in person (RSVP required).

Speaker’s Lecture 2023

Topic: Is the political system letting down the Australian public?
Date: Monday 30 October 2023
Venue: Theatre, Parliament House, Canberra
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm (AEDT)
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