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Discussion & Debate

A collection of Pursuit articles that drive and inform respectful public discourse on some of the world’s most challenging issues and events.

  1. 14 May 2024 - Learning & Teaching

    Q&A: How to talk to your kids about misogyny in school

    It can be a challenging conversation, but parents must talk to their kids about sexism and misogyny in school says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 12 April 2024 - Inside Business

    People or planet? We must invest in both for a sustainable future

    Environmental and social issues need to be considered together for sustainable finance reforms to make a positive difference say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 16 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    Academics call for an end to immigration detention

    Academics for Refugees are protesting against Australia's policy of detaining refugees. University of Melbourne experts explain why they're adding their voices.

  4. 28 October 2015 - Public Affairs

    Are think tanks undermining democracy?

    The rise of Australian think tanks raises key questions about how these groups impact public policy and public discourse, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 31 August 2015 - Public Affairs

    Fear and insecurity are killing public debate

    On both sides of politics populism now seems to trump ideology. It's time for Australians to hold our government to account, says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 15 September 2020 - Politics & Society

    As the US elections near, global democracy is at stake

    A University of Melbourne expert says the result of the US Elections will not just shape US democracy, but could diminish the very idea of democracy globally.

  7. 11 January 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    How the obesity debate is artificially sweetened

    The soft drink industry is shifting attention from a healthy diet to an active lifestyle with an emphasis on energy balance, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 12 February 2016 - Public Affairs

    The coal seam gas debate must be more than hot air

    AGL announces it will quit exploring coal seam gas in New South Wales. What's really behind their decision, asks University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 26 April 2016 - Public Affairs

    Virtual reality bites back

    Donald Trump's march on the US presidency is driven by a culture that allows figures like the reality TV star to thrive says University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    It’s time to drop the sugar coating

    The obesity epidemic in Australia is creating a host of health problems. University of Melbourne experts say major factor behind it is our addiction to sugar.