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Weighing up the policy responses to banking misconduct
Australia's major parties all have policies responding to financial services sector misconduct, but University of Melbourne experts say they are light on detail
Don’t write off One Nation’s election chances
One Nation’s scandals and extremism hold it back, but it could tap into greater electoral support, say visiting University Melbourne experts from Stony Brook.
Australia’s cuts to aid go against national interest
Australia's foreign aid is at a relative all-time low that will only hurt the national interest amid global instability, a University of Melbourne expert warns.
Competition policy: An election issue?
Competition law doesn’t grab headlines at elections, but a University of Melbourne expert says Opposition proposals on fines and merger reviews, merit attention
Rugby Australia vs Israel Folau
Ahead of a hearing on rugby star Israel Folau’s alleged breach of contract over social media posts a University of Melbourne expert assesses the legal arguments
Indonesia goes to the polls: Rematch or replay?
The same candidates are running in this year's Indonesia elections, but Subianto’s main advantage is that he is not Jokowi says a University of Melbourne expert
International law, diplomatic asylum and Julian Assange
A University of Melbourne expert says a changing interpretation of international laws and treaties is key to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's recent arrest.
The Indonesia-Australia trade deal: A potential bilateral sandbag
A University of Melbourne expert says the much delayed but now signed Indonesia-Australia trade deal could sandbag the countries' bilateral relationship.
White supremacist terrorism, technology and the law
The live-streamed video of the Christchurch attack challenges the tech giants' reasons for not stamping out hate speech now, says University of Melbourne expert
Challenging discrimination in the gig economy
As the world’s gig economy continues to grow, equality law needs to catch up with technology to tackle discrimination says a University of Melbourne expert.