Politics & Society
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.
North Korea: The ‘threat that leaves something to chance’
Following North Korea's missile test over Japan, a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether a nuclear crisis involving the US could spiral out of control
Is Australia becoming the ‘lonely’ country?
Australia's US focus is putting it out of step with an Asia recognising China's growing leadership, says a new survey by University of Melbourne's Asialink
Could new trade rules mean a lack of health warnings on alcohol?
As talks begin around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the University of Melbourne looks at how new trade rules could restrict health warnings on alcohol.
Merkel’s refugee stance paying off ahead of German election
Chancellor Angela Merkel is successfully weathering the politics of refugees and should win a fourth term in German election says University of Melbourne expert
Australia’s strategic steps before any North Korean conflict
A University of Melbourne expert explores the steps the Australian government will exhaust before entering into a conflict with North Korea as a US ally.
Whose fake news?
We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.
Section 44: Changing the Constitution to reflect modern Australia
Section 44 continues to claim scalps of Australian politicians; four University of Melbourne constitutional experts discuss whether the law is still relevant?
Australia’s referendum drought
As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.
Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability
People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.