As well as Michelle Grattan’s usual interviews with experts and politicians about the news of the day, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where all things political will be discussed with members of The Conversation’s politics team.
This week Michelle and politics editor Amanda Dunn discuss Labor’s newly announced climate policy, with its target of 43% emissions reduction by 2030, including how this plan differs from the Coalition’s target and the support it has from key business groups.
They also canvass the push for former NSW premier Gladys Berejilikan to run for the federal election in a bid to win the seat of Warringah back from independent Zali Steggall. This move, if it goes ahead, is controversial as there is still an ongoing ICAC investigation into Berejiklian’s conduct.
The United States has announced it will implement a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, with speculation the Morrison government will follow the lead of the US. This boycott is over human rights in China. This is a diplomatic gesture rather than a full boycott – the athletes would still attend.
Authors: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra