The byelection that means nothing - and also plenty

Michelle Grattan
Updated March 1 2024 - 3:05pm, first published 2:56pm

Next week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be back on the international stage - while standing firmly on home ground. The foreign stage is coming to him, with a three-day special summit in Melbourne celebrating 50 years of dialogue partnership between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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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.