Politics & Society
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.