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Voter aspiration delivers for coalition
Scott Morrison’s "aspirational individualism" resonated with voters, leaving the polls behind and forcing a Labor rethink, says University of Melbourne expert.
Protection or punishment for refugees: What are the election policies?
Australian politics needs a robust debate on the human rights implications of our refugee and border protection policies says University of Melbourne expert.
Major parties staying silent on social media regulation
Australians are voting in an age of hyper-partisan, shareable fake news; a University of Melbourne expert says social media regulation is a key election issue.
The rise of the microgenre
Digital publishing has led to the rise of niche microgenres in books and, according to University of Melbourne research, it’s changing our literary landscape.
The human animal: Breastfeeding in public
A show by a University of Melbourne researcher puts the act of breastfeeding on stage; exploring what it means to be a ecofeminist mother in the 21st century.
The Philippines is a test case for Asia’s new federalism
Ahead of elections President Duterte's promise to decentralise The Philippines in favour of federalism is in the spotlight says a University of Melbourne expert
A toast to Anzac Day
A celebratory drink is part of Australia's ANZAC tradition but as a University of Melbourne historian explains drinking on the day has always been controversial
A blow to the heart of the City of Light
The Notre Dame fire devastated Parisians, and many over the world, but a University of Melbourne expert says it has long withstood violence, war and revolution.
India’s alliance politics
With the Modi magic waning, a University of Melbourne expert says the 2019 Indian general elections are a story of alliances and partnerships.