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

  1. 16 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Banking, Banking Regulation, Banking Royal Commission, Corporate Regulation

    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

  2. 8 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, One Nation, Pauline Hanson, Popularism

    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.

  3. 2 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy

    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.

  4. 1 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Antitrust Law, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Competition Law

    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

  5. 30 April 2019 – Anti discrimination, Human rights, Israel Folau, Rugby Australia, Sports Law

    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

  6. 15 April 2019 – 2019 Indonesian Elections, Election Watch, Elections, Indonesia, Politics

    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

  7. 14 April 2019 – Diplomacy, International Law, Julian Assange, Law, Treaties

    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.

  8. 12 April 2019 – 2019 Indonesian Elections, Australia, Elections, Indonesia, Trade

    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.

  9. 27 March 2019 – Christchurch, Freedom of speech, Hate speech, International law, Social Media

    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

  10. 6 March 2019 – Discrimination, Employment, Gig Economy, International Women's Day, Law

    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.