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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
Keeping sexual harassment complaints confidential
Geoffrey Rush's recent trial failed to highlight leaking of the sexual harassment complaint and poor protection for complainant: University of Melbourne expert.
Jakarta riots reveal Indonesia’s deep divisions
A University of Melbourne expert says Indonesia’s post-election riots and violence highlight the tensions over the place of Islam in the democracy.
Fighting to right past wrongs
Indigenous lawyer and University of Melbourne academic Eddie Cubillo says Australia needs to accept its history to overcome justified Indigenous cynicism.
Working hard to make work fairer
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a model that helps the Fair Work Ombudsman find unscrupulous employers exploiting or underpaying workers.
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.