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The hidden stories in Australia’s cultural data
Cultural databases are a treasure store of information that are telling the missing stories in Australia’s cultural history say University of Melbourne experts
Making common cause
Amid worsening conflicts and global challenges, the United Nations 'Our Common Agenda' shows a new multilateral way forward say University of Melbourne experts.
Buying and selling the poor
Australia’s welfare-to-work system is extensively privatised but is failing disadvantaged job seekers, say University of Melbourne and University of NSW experts
Imran Khan’s failure exposes Pakistan’s military problem
Pakistan’s governments have always been dominated by the military, including Imran Khan's, but there is hope for change, argues University of Melbourne expert
A warning as history grimly echoes in Ukraine
Atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine recall the horrific memories of the Katyn massacre in 1940 and Soviet denials says University of Melbourne expert
Miniature Qur’ans and travelling manuscripts
Didar, a new exhibition on travelling manuscripts from the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne brings together themes of making and cultural knowledge.
Stepping carefully amid conflict in the Pacific
Tensions between Australia, China and Solomon Islands can be eased with a greater focus on diplomacy, not militarisation, argue University of Melbourne experts
The Oscars shift from big screen to TV stream
A University of Melbourne expert says Apple TV+’s win for CODA crowned a night of Oscars firsts – but what does a streaming win mean for the future of cinema?
The past is never in the past
Contrary to Putin’s propaganda, Ukraine’s history is long and echoes amid the war now raging following the Russian invasion, says University of Melbourne expert