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  1. 21 August 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Australian democracy: crisis, resilience and renewal

    Worries that democracy is in decline have sparked experiments in citizen assemblies but a University of Melbourne expert says we can also revitalise parliament

  2. 21 August 2019 - Humanities

    How the toxic went mainstream

    By use of social media, including memes, ideologies of hate are gaining currency. A University of Melbourne expert examines how hate speech became the everyday

  3. 20 August 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Hong Kong: The canary in the coal mine

    Amid the ongoing pro-democracy protests in China's Hong Kong, a University of Melbourne expert examines how it came to this and where it is likely to end.

  4. 5 August 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Cold comfort as anti-doping plays catch up

    Retrospective testing is catching up with drug cheats in sport, but a University of Melbourne expert explores how far back it can go, and is it cold comfort?

  5. 2 August 2019 - Humanities

    The power of Garma

    The Garma Festival is more than policy talk. University of Melbourne academics discover it is about connection between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous Australia.

  6. 29 July 2019 - Legal Affairs

    ACCC doubles down on digital platforms

    A University of Melbourne expert says the ACCC’s final report into digital platforms in Australia finds that big tech giants warrant close competition scrutiny.

  7. 22 July 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Should we work with or turn off AI?

    A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.

  8. 7 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Voice. Treaty. Truth.

    Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but in NAIDOC Week 2019 a University of Melbourne expert says there is still an uncomfortable way to go.

  9. 2 July 2019 - Humanities

    Negotiating trade post-Brexit

    Australia will show little nostalgia for the 'old country' in talks on any post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, says a University of Melbourne expert.