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

  1. 17 July 2020 – Elections, Fake News, Politics, Social Media, Twitter

    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.

  2. 2 July 2020 – Constitution, Referendum, Russia, Russian Presidency, Vladimir Putin

    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.

  3. 28 June 2020 – Aboriginal, Black Lives Matter, Constitution, Indigenous, Uluru Statement of the Heart

    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.

  4. 11 June 2020 – Australia, Australian Politics, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Government

    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

  5. 3 June 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Democracy, Elections, Politics

    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.

  6. 29 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Infectious diseases, Treaties, World Health Organization

    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.