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A little bird didn’t tell me
The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.
Five things to know about Russia’s Constitutional amendments
Russia voted to amend the country’s constitution, shoring up Vladimir Putin’s power; but a University of Melbourne expert says there are larger implications.
Australia’s constitutional answer to structural racism
University of Melbourne experts say inequality woven into Australia’s constitution continues today; so our structures remain stacked against Indigenous people.
The National Cabinet has worked. Can it last?
Australia's National Cabinet began in a crisis, but its success depends on how it works once the COVID-19 pandemic passes, says a University of Melbourne expert
How COVID-19 is hitting some democracies harder than others
University of Melbourne research finds that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on democracy worldwide, but some democracies are more resilient than others.
The World Health Organization as pandemic police?
The idea the World Health Organization could investigate disease in countries is interesting, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are clear problems
Breaking down COVID-19 barriers for people with disability
COVID-19 poses particular challenges for people with disability, but a University of Melbourne expert says some aren’t the issues that people might assume.
Should we trust in trusts during COVID-19?
The economic downturn is exposing trust beneficiaries to a series of risks, but a University of Melbourne expert says the trust structure can still help.
Education technology, schooling and privacy
A University of Melbourne researcher says COVID-19 has highlighted the growth of education technology, but more legal reform is needed for children’s privacy.