Politics & Society
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.
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.
A winning political vision
Dean Smith and Vonda Malone are the winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership with the University of Melbourne - recognising visionary leaders.
Russia’s strange yet predictable election
Russians go to the polls to re-elect Vladimir Putin as President. A University of Melbourne expert says if that sounds like a foregone conclusion, well, it is.
Religious freedom: One right among many
A University of Melbourne expert argues the tension between rights like religious freedom and equality reflects the need for an Australian bill of rights.
This is not a drill: 5 facts about the South China Sea
The South China Sea has become one of the region’s biggest potential flashpoints; a University of Melbourne special explores what it could mean for Australia.
Does Australia have a gambling problem?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.
Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety
University of Melbourne PhD student researching how people with social anxiety feel, says we need to look beyond medicalising it to look also at social drivers.
Why we shouldn’t fear old age
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss how ageing is changing as we all live longer.