Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie and Chris Wallace Meet the Author

3 Apr 2023

ANU/Canberra Times. Meet the Author. Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie and Chris Wallace

Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie and Chris Wallace will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on their edited book, The Morrison Government. Governing through crisis, 2019-2022, in which leading thinkers assess the policies and leadership of the Morrison Government from 2019 to 2022

Australia has rarely endured as many difficulties as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic-dominated Morrison Government’s term of office, from its surprise 2019 election win to the 2022 poll. How did government perform? How did policy and administration fare during this tumultuous political period? Was Australia’s national government resilient in the face of the massive pandemic challenge, and how were its operations reshaped by it?

Leading journalists and scholars, including Karen Middleton, Michelle Grattan, Chris Wallace, Julianne Schultz, Katharine Murphy, Stephen Duckett, Brendan McCaffrie, Stan Grant, Geoffrey Watson and Renée Leon, answer these questions in a searching examination of policy and leadership under the Morrison Government.

Michelle Grattan is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and chief political correspondent for The Conversation. Brendan McCaffrie is senior research fellow at the Centre for Change Governance, University of Canberra. Dr Chris Wallace is a professor at the Faculty of Business Government and Law, University of Canberra and author of Political Lives. Australian Prime Minister’s and their Biographers

Mark Kenny is Professor at the Australian Studies Institute at ANU. He hosts the popular ANU podcast Democracy Sausage and is a regular on the ABC’s Insiders program, Sky News Agenda, and radio programs across the country.

The vote of thanks will be given by John Warhurst, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at ANU.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase on the evening in the Cultural Centre foyer. Pre-event book signings will be available from 5.30pm, and available again after the event.

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