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  1. 18 May 2022 – 2022 Australian Election, Democracy, Politics, Technology

    Using design to put voters at the heart of elections

    Technology gives us the opportunity to transform the voting experience to better engage people in the electoral system, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 24 March 2022 – Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Competition Law, Consumer Law, Social Media

    ACCC vs Big Tech: Round 10 and counting

    University of Melbourne experts say the ACCC is taking on Big Tech again – this time it’s Meta – with a focus on dismantling a key Big Tech defence tool.

  3. 7 March 2022 – Climate Change, International Women's Day, International Women's Day 2022, Melbourne Climate Futures, Women

    Women leading the fight against climate change

    On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts say climate change is disproportionately affecting women, so adaption measures must ensure equity.

  4. 1 March 2022 – Australia, Climate Change, Global Warming, IPCC, Melbourne Climate Futures

    Our window is closing on a liveable future

    The latest UN climate change report finds that in the absence of ambitious action, the worst is yet to come for humanity, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 23 December 2021 – 2021, Australia, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change

    What we now know about climate change after 2021

    2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021

  6. 21 December 2021 – Courts, Fair-Minded Observer, Judges, Judicial Bias, Law

    Ensuring justice is done and seen to be done

    To promote public confidence, University of Melbourne research suggests courts need to reassess their test for determining potential judicial bias

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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