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  • Dr Mark Triffitt

    Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  1. 20 May 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 17 May 2019 - Humanities

    The last election where anyone cares?

    Faith in democracy is plummeting in Australia, and we may be nearing a tipping point where not enough even care, warns a University of Melbourne politics expert

  3. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Leader sloganising passed off as a debate

    The first leaders' debate of the Australian election was dominated by sloganising, which is why people are turning off, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 5 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    2019 Budget: Not just another budget reply

    Is ‘fairness’ becoming the new black in Australian politics? A university of Melbourne expert dissects opposition leader Bill Shorten's reply to the 2019 Budget

  5. 2 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 1

    From politics and economics to infrastructure and domestic violence. University of Melbourne experts dissect the 2019 Federal Budget ahead of a nearby election.

  6. 31 December 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  7. 31 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    A GFC 2.0 would remake the world in dangerous ways

    We are ill-equipped to deal any new and bigger Global Financial Crisis, and the political consequences could be dire, warns a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 3 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    Is our democracy broken?

    What could the future hold for Australia's democracy? The University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership looks for leaders tackling the future

  9. 22 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    The West’s age of retreat

    Liberal democracy is in an age of retreat and needs to re-engage citizens, tackle inequality and end internet monopolies, argues University of Melbourne expert

  10. 7 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    A leadership merry-go-round that won’t stop

    There are three reasons why Australia is in a cycle of rapidly-changing Prime Ministers, and chances are nothing will change after the 2016 Federal Election.