Regenerating political leadership in a populist age
Gareth Evans argues our politicians needs new thinking, consensus and empathy as University of Melbourne launches new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.
Why we’re all in a flap about our favourite birds
The Guardian Australian Bird of the Year poll shows just how much we love our native birds, and there's good reason, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How did it come to this?
Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.
The many voices of the North
University of Melbourne research explores the multilingualism of indigenous languages in remote communities in north Australia bound up in custom and tradition
Expanding young, indigenous, scientific minds
University of Melbourne volunteer and mentor Adriana Zanca talks about working with young indigenous scientists towards an exciting future.
The problem of a same sex marriage exemption for civil celebrants
Australia is legalising same sex marriage; but a University of Melbourne experts says civil celebrants shouldn't be allowed to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Music for change
In collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Indonesian band Navicula is using music to strike chords of change in global indigenous communities.
Who owns your DNA?
DNA can provide unique information, but who actually owns it? According to University of Melbourne legal experts the answer is far from simple.
Exercising with lung cancer
Exercising is important for people with lung cancer, but it can be difficult. A new program being trialled at the University of Melbourne is aiming to help.