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  1. 20 June 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Rethinking Australia’s refugee policy

    Australia has an opportunity to re-evaluate its refugee policy and lead the world in sharing the burden says University of Melbourne expert on World Refugee Day

  2. 5 June 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The political challenge of a divided electorate

    Australia's Federal Election was marked by countervailing swings that political parties will need to learn to navigate, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 4 June 2019 - Humanities

    The whispers of Tiananmen

    A University of Melbourne expert says the Chinese government hasn't acknowledged the violence of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago; but many whisper its history.

  4. 30 May 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Keeping sexual harassment complaints confidential

    Geoffrey Rush's recent trial failed to highlight leaking of the sexual harassment complaint and poor protection for complainant: University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 30 May 2019 - Go Figure

    The geopolitics of Antarctica

    In 1959, countries around the world came together to establish the Antarctic Treaty; a University of Melbourne expert says it came at a time of frosty politics.

  6. 28 May 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Jakarta riots reveal Indonesia’s deep divisions

    A University of Melbourne expert says Indonesia’s post-election riots and violence highlight the tensions over the place of Islam in the democracy.

  7. 26 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Going beyond healing to build Indigenous power

    A University of Melbourne experts says reconciliation has focused on healing, but for young Indigenous Australians, the future is all about new opportunities.

  8. 26 May 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Fighting to right past wrongs

    Indigenous lawyer and University of Melbourne academic Eddie Cubillo says Australia needs to accept its history to overcome justified Indigenous cynicism.

  9. 26 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Grounded in truth

    A University of Melbourne expert says reconciliation requires truth telling. And there are some initiatives and policies taking a step in the right direction.