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

  1. 21 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Disability, Disability Rights, Policy

    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.

  2. 21 May 2020 – Australia, Business & Economics, Business Lending, COVID-19, Coronavirus

    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.

  3. 14 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Education, Law, Technology

    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.

  4. 13 May 2020 – Banking Royal Commission, COVID-19, Corporate Crime, Law, Ruby Princess

    Holding corporations to account

    The slippery concept of corporate guilt too often allows companies off the hook and it is about time the law was reformed, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 12 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, Consumer Law, Human-Computer Interaction, Privacy

    The privacy paradox: why we let ourselves be monitored

    Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.

  6. 11 May 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Health Data, Privacy

    Efficacy, ideology and COVIDSafe

    Questions remain over measuring the effectiveness of Australia’s COVIDSafe app, says a University of Melbourne expert, along with the mission creep.

  7. 7 May 2020 – Asylum seekers, COVID-19, International Students, Refugees, Statelessness

    What about those left out by the stimulus package?

    Australia's economic measures to support the community during COVID-19 have left out some of the most vulnerable, warns University of Melbourne expert

  8. 3 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Discrimination, Inequality, Workplace

    Discrimination in a pandemic

    A University of Melbourne experts says some people are more likely to face discrimination and inequality in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. 26 April 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Flexible Working, Privacy, Work

    Are our new virtual workplaces equitable?

    COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work, but University of Melbourne experts say our new virtual workplaces raise questions over equity.