Politics & Society
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide
A University of Melbourne academic says the high rate of Indigenous youth suicide can only be addressed if all Australians confont historical and modern racism.
Voter aspiration delivers for Coalition
Scott Morrison’s "aspirational individualism" resonated with voters, leaving the polls behind and forcing a Labor rethink, says University of Melbourne expert.
Get with the (political) programming
If real-life politics is getting you down, University of Melbourne experts recommend fictional political TV power players to inspire your interest instead.