Opinion

Jim Chalmers is particularly good at delivering bad news

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
Updated August 5 2022 - 1:09am, first published July 29 2022 - 7:30pm
Treasurer Jim Chalmers makes a point of acknowledging the "confronting" financial challenges Australians will face. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Jim Chalmers delivers bad economic news well, which is a good thing because there's a great deal of it about, with a lot more to come.

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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.