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  1. 3 December 2021 – Australian Politics, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Paris Agreement

    Labor’s climate policy puts Australia in the race

    Australia's Labor Opposition climate policy would put the country back into the climate race but it will need acceleration, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 15 November 2021 – COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, International law, Paris Agreement

    What was achieved at COP26?

    With COP26 over, 1.5 °C may still be alive but it’s on life support, and the road from Glasgow remains an uphill climb warns a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 15 November 2021 – COVID-19, Democracy, Government, Law, Parliament

    The need for more parliament in Victoria’s Pandemic Bill

    Victoria’s proposed Pandemic Management Bill gives too much power to government and not enough to parliament, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 2 November 2021 – Casino Industry, Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, Corporate Regulation, Law

    Can Crown’s old habits die?

    Casino operator Crown Melbourne has been told it must reform itself – University of Melbourne expert looks at how will we be able to judge whether it has or not

  5. 2 November 2021 – Australia, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Policy

    Q&A: COP26 and great expectations

    COP26 has begun and Australia has a lot to lose. We asked University of Melbourne experts for their assessment of our climate targets in a global context.

  6. 28 October 2021 – Digital Ethics, Education, Privacy, Surveillance, Workplace

    Surveillance: What is it good for?

    Online monitoring raises serious issues but applying ethics and rights can help make it fair and accountable, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 25 October 2021 – Data, Law, Mental Health, Privacy, Telehealth

    Data protection is a mental health issue for young people

    Australia’s leading use of digital technologies in youth mental health services could help inform our Privacy Act review, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 22 October 2021 – COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Universities, University of Melbourne

    How universities can ‘walk the talk’ on climate action

    Universities have a responsibility to be national and global leaders in tackling our carbon footprint and climate change, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 20 October 2021 – Australia, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Melbourne Climate Futures

    What to expect at COP26

    With many big issues at COP26, a University of Melbourne expert says that ensuring a successful outcome is a challenge – even without the COVID-19 wildcard.