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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 5 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse an urgent test for government

    The sexual assault allegations consuming Australia's Parliament highlight the need to finally act on proposals for reform, says University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 4 March 2021 - Humanities

    Australia needs to embrace ‘Asianness’ as part of ‘Australianness’

    Many Asian Australians experienced racism during COVID-19, but University of Melbourne experts say that Australia needs to update its modern national identity.

  7. 23 February 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Listening to the voices of survivors of violence and abuse

    Hearing womens' voices is central to ending sexual and domestic abuse including when assessing efforts to treat perpetrators says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 19 February 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Protecting staff at parliament house

    University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s Parliament should comply with their own workplace and anti-discrimination laws to protect staff working there.

  9. 18 February 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention

    University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.