Politics & Society
Making India’s democracy even bigger and better
India is committed to inclusive elections and allowing absentee voting would make the world's biggest democracy even bigger, says University of Melbourne expert
Where’s the proof internet voting is secure?
Victoria’s Electoral Matters Committee is looking into internet voting as a real option. But a University of Melbourne expert says there's no proof it's secure.
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
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
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.
The spirit of our Nation
In his Dungala Kaiela Oration, co-hosted by the University of Melbourne, Senator Pat Dodson says Indigenous Australians are still not benefitting from policy.
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?
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.
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.
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.