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

  1. 18 February 2021 – Australia, Data, Facebook, News, Social Media

    Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention

    University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.

  2. 16 February 2021 – Company Boards, Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, Corporate Regulation

    Crown, Collingwood and the corporate conscience

    Failures at Crown and Collingwood show that the law needs to go beyond individuals when holding corporations to account, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 9 February 2021 – Data, Fair Work, Minimum Wage, Predictive Analytics, Wage Theft

    Mapping wage theft with data science

    Wage theft is common and hard to detect but University of Melbourne experts are developing predictive software and an information portal to help tackle it

  4. 30 November 2020 – Business, Climate Change, Companies, Paris Agreement, Sustainability

    The investor-led push on climate change

    University of Melbourne experts say investor-led pressure on Australian companies is forcing Boards to adopt business practices to meet climate change goals.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.