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

  1. 22 November 2020 – Australia, Books, Digital, Literature, Publishing

    Rescuing Australia’s lost literary treasures

    A new University of Melbourne project is digitising some of Australia’s most important lost books and getting them into libraries for authors and readers alike.

  2. 10 November 2020 – COVID-19, COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry, Privatisation, Public Management, Public Service

    The limits of government outsourcing

    Failures in Victoria's COVID-19 hotel quarantine highlight growing concerns that outsourcing is hollowing out government, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 6 November 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Government, Quarantine, Victoria

    Hotel quarantine accountability questions remain

    A University of Melbourne expert says Victoria's COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry interim report outlines the failure of contracting-out services.

  4. 21 October 2020 – Diabetes, Ethics, Internet of Things, Law, Medical Devices

    Regulating medical devices in the ‘Internet of things’

    New research led by University of Melbourne is exploring the gap between regulation and practice in diabetes devices that are part of the Internet of Things.

  5. 14 October 2020 – Business & Economics, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Government, Melbourne

    How social procurement can revive Victoria’s economy

    University of Melbourne experts say Victoria's Social Procurement Framework can stimulate the local economy and combat the socio-economic effects of COVID-19.

  6. 8 October 2020 – Australian Politics, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Public Health, Public Policy

    Mobilising the workforce we need in an emergency

    A University of Melbourne expert says Victoria’s COVID-19 Omnibus Bill highlights the challenge of mobilising the right workforce in a public health emergency.

  7. 25 September 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Freedom, Human rights, Melbourne

    COVID-19 and curfews

    Some Victorians say COVID-19 restrictions are risking their human rights – particularly the curfew – but are they right, asks a University of Melbourne expert?

  8. 24 September 2020 – Aged Care, Ageism, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Discrimination

    COVID-19, age discrimination and aged care

    University of Melbourne experts say government policy that keeps aged care residents out of hospitals or hospitals refusing admission is age discrimination.

  9. 11 September 2020 – Banking Royal Commission, Company Boards, Corporate Law, Indigenous History, Law

    Rio Tinto and the anatomy of corporate culpability

    Miner Rio Tinto's CEO has resigned over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters; University of Melbourne experts look at the law and culpability