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Why are corporate penalties for cartels so low in Australia?
An OECD report and University of Melbourne research confirms Australian fines for companies that break competition law are much lower than in other countries.
No country, no rights, no hope
Millions of people worldwide are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to human rights abuses. The issue needs more attention, say University of Melbourne experts.
Keeping tabs on the tech giants
As Australia's competition watchdog investigates tech giants like Google and Facebook, a University of Melbourne expert says the focus is more transparency.
Why law degrees matter
"Too many kids do law" according to PM Malcolm Turnbull: but the University of Melbourne's new Dean of Law says the degree creates significant public good.
Boy or girl: Should we be able to choose?
Non-medical sex selection for IVF babies is banned in Australia, but the legislation is blurry and confusing, say University of Melbourne legal experts.
Inside the world’s humanitarian crisis
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert on refugees, asks the question - what happens to international aid projects after the money is spent?
The problem of a same sex marriage exemption for civil celebrants
Australia is legalising same sex marriage; but a University of Melbourne experts says civil celebrants shouldn't be allowed to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Who owns your DNA?
DNA can provide unique information, but who actually owns it? According to University of Melbourne legal experts the answer is far from simple.
Keeping the water running in Timor Leste
Water tanks benefit communities in Timor Leste, but a University of Melbourne expert argues NGOs need to consider what happens after they leave.
Q&A: What happens after the ‘yes’
Australia has voted 'yes' in the same sex marriage survey; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what happens next in politics, law and discrimination law.