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  1. 9 August 2020 - Humanities

    Diplomacy at a distance

    In the face of department cuts, Australia’s diplomats are working during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of many Australians.

  2. 27 July 2020 - Science Matters

    Paternalism, public housing and COVID-19

    A University of Melbourne researcher says Australia's long history of paternalism against public housing tenants is evident in the hard lockdowns in Melbourne.

  3. 12 July 2020 - Public Affairs

    Two leaders with the right stuff

    Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy

  4. 2 July 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Five things to know about Russia’s Constitutional amendments

    Russia voted to amend the country’s constitution, shoring up Vladimir Putin’s power; but a University of Melbourne expert says there are larger implications.

  5. 28 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Australia’s constitutional answer to structural racism

    University of Melbourne experts say inequality woven into Australia’s constitution continues today; so our structures remain stacked against Indigenous people.

  6. 24 June 2020 - Public Affairs

    Is Australia doing enough to support the Pacific?

    A University of Melbourne expert says the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are being felt by our Pacific neighbours, and it’s in Australia interests to help.

  7. 9 June 2020 - Humanities

    Race, change and time in the USA

    A University of Melbourne expert says Americans are reaching back into history to try to understand why progress on racial equality has been so slow.

  8. 11 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    The National Cabinet has worked. Can it last?

    Australia's National Cabinet began in a crisis, but its success depends on how it works once the COVID-19 pandemic passes, says a University of Melbourne expert

  9. 3 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    How COVID-19 is hitting some democracies harder than others

    University of Melbourne research finds that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on democracy worldwide, but some democracies are more resilient than others.