Michelle Grattan | Politics of future budgets likely to get harder for Anthony Albanese, Jim Chalmers

Michelle Grattan
Updated October 22 2022 - 12:47pm, first published October 21 2022 - 9:30am

When Kevin Rudd made Bill Shorten parliamentary secretary for disabilities in 2007, the post was a good deal less than the high-profile new MP's ambition for a ministry.

Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.