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  1. 15 November 2017 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  2. 2 November 2017 - Legal Affairs

    We’re the world’s biggest losers, but odds are we’ll still punt this Cup Day

    As Melbourne Cup approaches, a University of Melbourne expert argues more regulation is needed to prevent online bookies taking advantage of problem gamblers.

  3. 8 November 2017 - Humanities

    Is the Russian Revolution over yet?

    100 years after Red October, when Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsarist autocracy, the revolution is still a difficult subject for modern Russia.

  4. 3 November 2017 - Under the Microscope

    The winding road to Yale

    University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

  5. Podcast31 October 2017 - Up Close

    Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?

    Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.

  6. 25 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Blade Runner 2049: Identity, humanity and discrimination

    The Blade Runner films focus on the meaning of humanity; a University of Melbourne bioethicist finds they also foreshadow future ethical concerns over cloning.

  7. 18 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    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

  8. Podcast24 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Solving the productivity puzzle

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.

  9. 19 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    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