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

  1. 19 October 2017 – Australia, Human rights, Indigenous, Refugees, United Nations

    Australia’s place at the human rights table

    Australia could play an important role on the UN's Human Rights Council; but a University of Melbourne expert says it needs to focus human rights at home first

  2. 18 October 2017 – Australia, Customer, Online Shopping, Shopping, Supermarket

    Coming soon to an aisle near you

    The arrival of AmazonFresh and Kaufland will change Australia's grocery sector; University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact on our two supermarket giants

  3. 3 October 2017 – Courts, Juries, Justice, Legal System, Trials

    Trial by Ouija Board: When jurors misbehave

    Jurors are often subject to considerable stress, argues a University of Melbourne expert, as a famous misconduct case involving a Ouija Board demonstrates.

  4. 24 September 2017 – Gay Rights, Law, Marriage, Religion, Same Sex Marriage

    Same sex marriage, religious freedom and the law

    As Australians vote in the same sex marriage survey debate has focused on religious freedom, a University of Melbourne expert explains exactly what the law says

  5. 8 September 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Law, Consumer Protection, E-commerce, Technology

    RegTech and the future of customer protection

    The rise of RegTech in big business has helped companies ensure compliance; a University of Melbourne expert looks at how the innovation could protect customers

  6. 7 September 2017 – Disability, Discrimination, Human rights, Law, Mental Health

    Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction

    A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.

  7. 4 September 2017 – Australian Politics, Law, Marriage, Plebiscite, Same Sex Marriage

    The legal maze of the marriage equality survey

    As Australians prepare to have their say on same-sex marriage, University of Melbourne legal experts look at the High Court challenge to the Marriage Law Survey

  8. 28 August 2017 – Alcohol, Health, Law, Trade

    Could new trade rules mean a lack of health warnings on alcohol?

    As talks begin around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the University of Melbourne looks at how new trade rules could restrict health warnings on alcohol.

  9. 21 August 2017 – Australia, Australian Politics, Constitution, Dual Citizenship, Section 44

    Section 44: Changing the Constitution to reflect modern Australia

    Section 44 continues to claim scalps of Australian politicians; four University of Melbourne constitutional experts discuss whether the law is still relevant?

  10. 18 August 2017 – Disability, Discrimination, Human rights, Law, United Nations

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.