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  1. 17 March 2016 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous Studies, Australian Politics, Close the gap, Closing the gap

    Closing the Gap – good policy or just target practice?

    On National Close the Gap Day, University of Melbourne experts assess the effectiveness of a governmental approach to targeting Indigenous disadvantage

  2. 25 November 2015 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Construction, Design

    Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?

    Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?

  3. 29 October 2015 – Asylum seekers, Democracy, Globalisation, Refugees

    Mass migration poses a challenge for democracy

    Mass migration in a globalised world will be one of the overarching and defining challenges of our time.

  4. 7 October 2015 – Architecture, Australia, Building Codes, Cyclone Tracy, Disasters, Red Cross

    Send us baby food, board games - and some barmaids

    Newly-released Red Cross Australia records show the relief effort after Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin involved supplying all kinds of aid to residents.

  5. 24 September 2015 – High Schools, Teachers, Teaching

    A new class of teachers

    Maxine McKew looks at how the next generation of teachers are being schooled in a new approach to the classroom.

  6. 26 August 2015 – ANZACS, Alumni, Archaeology, Film, Screenwriting

    The Water Diviner: Unearthing the Gallipoli legend

    The writers behind hit novel and film The Water Diviner share the background to the remarkable story.

  7. 21 August 2015 – Earth Sciences, Earthquake, Engineering

    Engineering a safer future in Nepal

    Days after a massive earthquake tore through his homeland, Nepalese student Tilak Pokharel was on a plane, putting years of learning to good use.