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Bringing democracy to the internet
University of Melbourne graduate Lizzie O’Shea says that we should look to histories of computing and social movements in order to determine our digital future.
Australian democracy: crisis, resilience and renewal
Worries that democracy is in decline have sparked experiments in citizen assemblies but a University of Melbourne expert says we can also revitalise parliament
Hong Kong: The canary in the coal mine
Amid the ongoing pro-democracy protests in China's Hong Kong, a University of Melbourne expert examines how it came to this and where it is likely to end.
Focusing financial law on what really matters
Complex financial services law needs to be overhauled, with financial wellbeing at the core, say University of Melbourne experts in their FinFuture white paper.
Cold comfort as anti-doping plays catch up
Retrospective testing is catching up with drug cheats in sport, but a University of Melbourne expert explores how far back it can go, and is it cold comfort?
ACCC doubles down on digital platforms
A University of Melbourne expert says the ACCC’s final report into digital platforms in Australia finds that big tech giants warrant close competition scrutiny.
Should we work with or turn off AI?
A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.
Rethinking Australia’s refugee policy
Australia has an opportunity to re-evaluate its refugee policy and lead the world in sharing the burden says University of Melbourne expert on World Refugee Day
The global problem of thirsty cities
A University of Melbourne expert says smart water management could lead to collaboration between rural and urban areas to establish a reliable water supply.
The political challenge of a divided electorate
Australia's Federal Election was marked by countervailing swings that political parties will need to learn to navigate, says a University of Melbourne expert