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  1. 13 November 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Navigating assisted dying in Victoria

    When voluntary assisted dying becomes legal next year in Australia's Victoria, there will be some key ethical considerations says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 12 November 2018 - Inside Business

    Why do people really become homeless?

    Research from the University of Melbourne shows that, while drug use and homelessness are linked, the effect isn't nearly as high as most people think.

  3. 11 November 2018 - Humanities

    A year on from ‘YES’: What still needs to change on campus?

    A year on from Australia voting 'yes' for same sex marriage, a University of Melbourne expert says education and health settings still need to be more inclusive

  4. 8 November 2018 - Politics & Society

    After the fighting: The soldiers who studied

    After WW1, some returning soldiers took advantage of the Repatriation Commission's fee support scheme, to study at institutions like the University of Melbourne

  5. 8 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    The 2018 midterms: The suburbs turn

    President Trump's midterm strategy of stoking fear about immigration and crime has backfired in America's suburbs, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 4 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    American tribalism let loose

    The US midterm elections may be the most tribal in history as both sides of politics compete to play the victim says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 3 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    Penny Wong: On change

    Senator Penny Wong looks at how modern Australian politics is changing as the University of Melbourne marks The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.

  8. 1 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    How India runs the biggest elections in the world

    With around 900 million voters registered for India’s May general election, its democratic mechanics are well-organised, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 31 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    A GFC 2.0 would remake the world in dangerous ways

    We are ill-equipped to deal any new and bigger Global Financial Crisis, and the political consequences could be dire, warns a University of Melbourne expert

  10. 30 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Why ‘winning without counting the costs’ must end

    The review of Cricket Australia's culture and governance has implications for all Australian sports, argues a University of Melbourne sports law expert.