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  • Professor Sarah Maddison

    Director, Australian Centre, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  1. 17 May 2022 - Politics & Society

    Why wait? Treaty and the Federal election

    First Nations people shouldn’t have to wait for non-Indigenous Australians to catch up when it comes to committing to Treaty say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 12 December 2017 - Public Affairs

    The silence of the not-for-profit sector

    Research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds that Australia’s not-for-profit organisations are staying silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts.

  3. 14 February 2017 - Public Affairs

    Closing the Gap – time for traction on the ground

    Time to take stock of Closing the Gap and focus on gaining traction on the ground – University of Melbourne Indigenous Affairs experts have their say.

  4. 24 May 2016 - Public Affairs

    Looking beyond elections for good policy

    Frustrations over short term policy making is easily blamed on election cycles, but rather than being part of the problem democracy may be part of the solution.

  5. 20 May 2016 - Public Affairs

    Why ‘illiterate’ jibe is an election dog whistle

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about "illiterate" and "innumerate" refugees are an attempt to win voters, a tactic used successfully before.

  6. 8 October 2015 - Public Affairs

    Is Australia strong enough to protect?

    The Greens and civil society orgs launched a campaign to accept 20,000 refugees from Syria. Is Australia ready to change course on migration?

  7. 31 August 2015 - Public Affairs

    Fear and insecurity are killing public debate

    On both sides of parliament, populism now seems to trump vision or ideology. It's time for Australians to hold our government accountable.