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

  1. 1 June 2021 – Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Banking Royal Commission, Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, Corporate Regulation

    Charging dead clients is dishonest. Really? Who knew

    Regulatory court action over the scandal in which fees were charged to dead clients is a wider warning to corporations, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 3 May 2021 – Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Intervention Order, Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence

    Intimate partner sexual violence and the courts

    Intimate Partner Sexual Violence often goes unreported and the legal system can hamper women seeking justice or protection, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 26 April 2021 – Biden Climate Summit 2021, COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming

    Five things we learned from the Biden Climate Summit

    President Biden called on world leaders to cut emissions – but a University of Melbourne expert asks 'what did we learn from the first virtual climate meeting?'

  4. Podcast14 April 2021 – Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gender, Sexual Violence, Sexuality

    Prevention and justice for sexual violence

    Bianca Fileborn is researching the factors surrounding sexual violence – including place – and how we can better prevent it while providing new forms of justice

  5. 13 April 2021 – Australian Politics, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous Relations, Racism, Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

    Real action needed on Aboriginal deaths in custody

    Thirty years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody the situation has worsened. A University of Melbourne expert says real action needed

  6. 9 April 2021 – Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Conversations, Joe Biden

    Watch Episode 2: Climate Conversations: Opposing views or rising tides

    University of Melbourne's Climate Conversations addresses how Australia's climate policies fit alongside the Biden Administration’s strong climate leadership.

  7. 6 April 2021 – Aboriginal, Indigenous, Law, Water, Water Management

    Returning water rights to Aboriginal people

    Water justice is a critical issue for Indigenous Peoples; University of Melbourne experts say there are legal and policy opportunities to hand back water rights

  8. 18 March 2021 – COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Melbourne, Paris Agreement

    Melbourne’s real-world impact on climate change

    A new University of Melbourne initiative brings together multi-disciplinary climate change experts to focus on global solutions here in Australia and beyond.

  9. Podcast17 March 2021 – Australia, Constitution, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of speech, Law

    What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?

    University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech