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  1. 12 December 2017 – Australia, Carbon Emissions, China, Energy, Renewable Energy

    Energy transition in China and Australia

    Australia and China are both transitioning away from fossil fuels but their reasons for doing so differ, says University of Melbourne expert Ross Garnaut.

  2. 12 December 2017 – Exams, High Schools, Rankings, Schools, Year 12

    Should school rankings matter?

    The VCE40+ score, commonly used to rank schools, is misleading and there are better ways to assess school quality, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 4 December 2017 – Fair Work, Gender, Gender Pay Gap, Minimum Wage, Work

    The minimum wage gender divide

    We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.

  4. 16 November 2017 – Casualisaton, Centre for Workplace Leadership, Employment, Gig Economy, Labour

    5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy

    The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal

  5. Podcast20 October 2017 – Cities, Economy, Industry, Innovation, Urban Planning

    What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.

  6. 17 October 2017 – Commercialisation, Entrepreneurs, Higher Education, Start-ups, Universities

    Bringing uni research to market

    Research commercialisation is core to universities, but broadening goals beyond just revenue generation could lift success says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 12 October 2017 – Birth, Cognitive Development, Education, NAPLAN, Pregnancy

    When economists have babies

    After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.

  8. 11 October 2017 – Australian Economy, Auto Industry, Business & Economics, Labour, Manufacturing

    Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry

    As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.

  9. 9 October 2017 – Equality, Future, Jobs, Women, Work

    5 ways the future of work could change for women

    Women remain under-represented in senior roles and earn less. University of Melbourne experts discuss what the future of work could look like for women.

  10. 6 October 2017 – Employment, Future, Jobs, Robots, Technology

    Human vs computer: Becoming more employable than an algorithm

    Technology and robotics is a threat to future job security, but University of Melbourne research finds it could free us to use our uniquely human skills.