Politics & Society
Six things you should know about the Indonesian elections
April's Indonesian elections will be the world's single largest election day as up to 193 million voters go to the polls says a University of Melbourne expert.
Vulnerable women trapped by changes to bail laws
Victoria State has toughened bail and parole, but it’s the most vulnerable women who are being imprisoned as a consequence, University of Melbourne experts warn
What we can learn from festivals like Rainbow Serpent
A University of Melbourne expert says transformative festivals like Australia’s Rainbow Serpent are a global phenomena providing insights into human behaviour.
Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?
A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.
The world is run by those who show up
In the new book The Change Makers, the University of Melbourne's Professor Marcia Langton says leadership is doing the right thing at the right time.
Let’s not wait for the next attack. We can act
Early intervention services are critical for helping prevent harmful sexual behaviour in young people and we them urgently, says University of Melbourne experts
Reversing Indonesia’s child marriage laws
Indonesia has ruled that child marriage violates children’s rights; a University of Melbourne expert says it's an important step toward gender equality.
Why are the rates of restrictive practices in Victoria’s mental health services so high?
Victoria has the highest rate of restrictive practices in mental health in Australia; and University of Melbourne experts say the Royal Commission needs to act.
When sports chatter becomes social commentary
From sandpapered cricket balls to domestic violence, 2018 reminded us sport can be a prism to confront social issues says University of Melbourne expert