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  1. 21 April 2021 - Humanities

    Dying apart, buried together

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of Western society's deepest prejudices around human remains and mass burials, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. Podcast14 April 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Prevention and justice for sexual violence

    Bianca Fileborn is researching the factors surrounding sexual violence – including place – and how we can better prevent it while providing new forms of justice

  3. 6 April 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Returning water rights to Aboriginal people

    Water justice is a critical issue for Indigenous Peoples; University of Melbourne experts say there are legal and policy opportunities to hand back water rights

  4. 13 April 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Real action needed on Aboriginal deaths in custody

    Thirty years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody the situation has worsened. A University of Melbourne expert says real action needed

  5. 31 March 2021 - Humanities

    One (wo)man’s trash...

    A community-led group, enabled by social media, are rescuing hard waste and building a more connected society, writes a University of Melbourne anthropologist.

  6. Podcast17 March 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?

    University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech

  7. 19 March 2021 - Humanities

    Consent apps are a bad idea – here’s why

    Sexual consent apps only risk protecting perpetrators and reduce sex to a transaction. What is needed is social change, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 7 March 2021 - Humanities

    Is this the end of the “American Century”?

    Is America's time as a superpower coming to end? A University of Melbourne expert says US exceptionalism reigns, but the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth.

  9. 7 March 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    The importance of teaching boys about brilliant women

    If we don't normalise brilliant women to girls and boys, it becomes a real problem for these women when boys become men, says a University of Melbourne expert.