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When sports chatter becomes social commentary
From sandpapered cricket balls to domestic violence, 2018 reminded us sport can be a prism to confront social issues says University of Melbourne expert
Gene-edited babies: What does the law allow in Australia?
University of Melbourne legal experts argue that Australian laws about embryonic genome editing need to be updated to reflect rapid changes in the field.
Consumer rights and unwrapping the latest gadget
A University of Melbourne consumer law expert explains your rights when it comes to the new Internet of Things gadgets you might receive this Christmas.
Making information accessible - for everyone
Essential consumer services need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities. University of Melbourne researchers show how to do it.
Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime?
Victorian Labor has promised to criminalise 'wage theft' if re-elected, but University of Melbourne experts argue this will be difficult to do at state level.
DIY diabetes management: An ethical dilemma
University of Melbourne researchers are investigating the ethics of DIY technologies for managing Type 1 Diabetes, known as the 'artificial pancreas'.
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.