- Professor Stuart Macintyre
Emeritus Laureate Professor of History, University of Melbourne
How Soviet tanks shook up the Australian Left
The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia was a critical time for the Australian Left. A University of Melbourne archive provides a new window on the upheaval.
Forcing your hand: Why we are made to vote
The real secret to how and why Australia adopted compulsory voting was simplicity. In 1924, after years of debate, simply no-one was opposed to the idea.