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Informative commentary on legal issues and advances in Victorian, Federal and international law.

  1. 9 April 2021 – Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Conversations, Joe Biden

    Watch Episode 2: Climate Conversations: opposing views or rising tides

    University of Melbourne's Climate Conversations addresses how Australia's climate policies fit alongside the Biden Administration’s strong climate leadership.

  2. 6 April 2021 – Aboriginal, Indigenous, Law, Water, Water Management

    Returning water rights to Aboriginal people

    Water justice is a critical issue for Indigenous Peoples; University of Melbourne experts say there are legal and policy opportunities to hand back water rights

  3. Podcast17 March 2021 – Australia, Constitution, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of speech, Law

    What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?

    University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech

  4. 19 February 2021 – Australian Politics, Discrimination, Legal System, Women, Workplace

    Protecting staff at parliament house

    University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s Parliament should comply with their own workplace and anti-discrimination laws to protect staff working there.

  5. 18 February 2021 – Australia, Data, Facebook, News, Social Media

    Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention

    University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.

  6. 16 February 2021 – Company Boards, Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, Corporate Regulation

    Crown, Collingwood and the corporate conscience

    Failures at Crown and Collingwood show that the law needs to go beyond individuals when holding corporations to account, says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 9 February 2021 – Data, Fair Work, Minimum Wage, Predictive Analytics, Wage Theft

    Mapping wage theft with data science

    Wage theft is common and hard to detect but University of Melbourne experts are developing predictive software and an information portal to help tackle it

  8. 30 November 2020 – Business, Climate Change, Companies, Paris Agreement, Sustainability

    The investor-led push on climate change

    University of Melbourne experts say investor-led pressure on Australian companies is forcing Boards to adopt business practices to meet climate change goals.

  9. 22 November 2020 – Australia, Books, Digital, Literature, Publishing

    Rescuing Australia’s lost literary treasures

    A new University of Melbourne project is digitising some of Australia’s most important lost books and getting them into libraries for authors and readers alike.