Michelle Grattan is one of Australia’s leading political journalists. She worked for and edited some of the country’s best known quality newspapers, before joining The Conversation as Chief Political Correspondent of our Australian edition in 2013. She is also a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra.

So, as Australia heads to the polls in a pivotal election this weekend, who better to explain the historic nature of the vote? Michelle has her own Conversation podcast, and in this episode she talks to Australian National University history professor Frank Bongiorno about elections past and present. But she also features in the latest episode ot The Conversation Weekly, discussing the international significance of the election with regular presenter Gemma Ware.

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