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  1. 20 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Will the next president restore American leadership in Asia?

    Under Trump’s presidency, perceptions of the US in Asia have sunk to historic lows. A University of Melbourne expert asks if the US election could reverse this?

  2. 14 October 2020 - Legal Affairs

    How social procurement can revive Victoria’s economy

    University of Melbourne experts say Victoria's Social Procurement Framework can stimulate the local economy and combat the socio-economic effects of COVID-19.

  3. 12 October 2020 - Humanities

    Could microfinance help rebuild Australia’s post-pandemic economy?

    A University of Melbourne expert says providing microfinance loans to good business ideas with no capital may offer a path to economic recovery after COVID-19.

  4. 8 October 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Mobilising the workforce we need in an emergency

    A University of Melbourne expert says Victoria’s COVID-19 Omnibus Bill highlights the challenge of mobilising the right workforce in a public health emergency.

  5. 7 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s COVID-19 Budget

    Australia’s COVID-19 Budget has one clear goal: to steer the country out of its first recession in 30 years - University of Melbourne experts react.

  6. 1 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Dodging disease and death in the first US presidential debate

    A University of Melbourne expert says the first US presidential debate didn’t have a winner but was a testimony to dire political discourse without compassion.

  7. 25 September 2020 - Legal Affairs

    COVID-19 and curfews

    Some Victorians say COVID-19 restrictions are risking their human rights – particularly the curfew – but are they right, asks a University of Melbourne expert?

  8. 24 September 2020 - Legal Affairs

    COVID-19, age discrimination and aged care

    University of Melbourne experts say government policy that keeps aged care residents out of hospitals or hospitals refusing admission is age discrimination.

  9. 22 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Always was and always will be Aboriginal water

    Australia needs to have a serious discussion about Indigenous water rights and Indigenous Voice in water management, say University of Melbourne experts.