2014 Dean Jaensch Lecture

‘Getting two feet under the desk: prime ministers’ first year in office’

Presented by Michelle Grattan AO, Associate Editor (Politics) and Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation.

The lecture provides a thoughtful examination of the first year in office of successive Australian Prime Ministers, from Gough Whitlam to Tony Abbott.

The Dean Jaensch Lecture pays tribute to Flinders University’s notable Professor of Politics, Dean Jaensch, a respected political analyst with particular interests in electoral politics, voting systems and political behaviour, and political parties.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5.15 for 5.30pm

Flinders University Victoria Square, Level 1, 182 Victoria Square (cnr Flinders Street)

Refreshments and finger food will follow the one hour lecture (includes question time).

RSVP by return email to jan.sidford@flinders.edu.au or phone 8201 2026 (please include your full name and organisation details).

Michelle Grattan AO is one of Australia’s most respected and awarded political journalists. She has been a member of the Canberra parliamentary press gallery for more than 40 years, during which time she has covered all the most significant stories in Australian politics.

Michelle Grattan
Michelle Grattan AO


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