Politics & Society
Our government must trust the experts
The pandemic saw a rise in anti-expert sentiment, including from government, but the public still trusts the experts, says University of Melbourne expert.
Fifty shades of teal
Independent “teal” candidates are shaking up the 2022 Australian election, but there are plenty of idiosyncrasies among them says University of Melbourne expert
Using design to put voters at the heart of elections
Technology gives us the opportunity to transform the voting experience to better engage people in the electoral system, say University of Melbourne experts
Why wait? Treaty and the Federal election
First Nations people shouldn’t have to wait for non-Indigenous Australians to catch up when it comes to committing to Treaty say University of Melbourne experts
Embracing queer Indigenous Australia
Health services need to cater to the whole person as a human right, and that includes Indigenous LGBTIQ+ Australians, argues University of Melbourne expert.
First Nations peoples as political designers
First Nations peoples must step into their ancient role as political designers to reshape Australian policy and institutions says University of Melbourne expert
We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens
A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change
Disconnect: Climate change and the Australian election
A University of Melbourne expert asks why the major parties are ignoring climate change pre-election if it's a top issue for the majority of Australian voters?
Persistent poverty is a major policy issue
While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers