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Navigating assisted dying in Victoria
When voluntary assisted dying becomes legal next year in Australia's Victoria, there will be some key ethical considerations says University of Melbourne expert
Why ‘winning without counting the costs’ must end
The review of Cricket Australia's culture and governance has implications for all Australian sports, argues a University of Melbourne sports law expert.
Why does artificial intelligence discriminate?
University of Melbourne experts say creating more inclusive AI is unlikely to succeed unless people who've been historically excluded or ignored are included.
Coercion in mental health care: Finding a new way
University of Melbourne researchers have identified practices from around the world that aim to reduce coercion in mental health care settings, for a UN report.
It’s complicated: Academic freedom and freedom of speech
Academic freedom and freedom of speech are sacred for universities; but this responsibility is often complex according to a University of Melbourne expert.
Why international sports regulation needs reform
The bodies that regulate international sports, like FIFA and the IOC, are not representative and need an overhaul, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Big tobacco vs Australia’s plain packaging
A University of Melbourne expert explores Big Tobacco's ongoing litigation, currently with the WTO, aimed at impeding Australia's cigarette plain packaging laws
Fighting for recognition
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Moana Jackson and Shireen Morris discuss Indigenous self-determination, and how to get it.
Patients and the data breach notification maze
Privacy laws (including the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme) are confusing, particularly when it comes to health records, says a University of Melbourne expert.