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  1. 22 June 2018 - Humanities

    40 years: The protests that began Mardi Gras

    Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was born of a police attack on protestors. A University of Melbourne expert recalls the night and the importance of radicals

  2. Podcast1 June 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Encore: Unexpected outcome in bagging area

    Environmental psychologist Wouter Portinga visited the University of Melbourne to discuss how the plastic bag tax in the UK radically changed consumer habits.

  3. 17 June 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Duty and honour at the heart of Indigenous recognition

    The Uluru Statement of the Heart would put a duty on Australian Governments to consult with Indigenous Australians, as has been already done in Canada and NZ.

  4. Podcast15 June 2018 - The Policy Shop

    A new model for public policy?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers how to make policy genuinely evidence-based, with Nicholas Gruen and Patricia Rogers

  5. 14 June 2018 - Public Affairs

    This is not a drill: A cyberthreat reality check

    Cybersecurity is now an official national priority for Australia, but what makes us vulnerable? A University of Melbourne special explores our cyber risk.

  6. 8 June 2018 - Public Affairs

    Is denuclearisation the ‘right’ goal for the US-North Korea Summit?

    Ahead of the US-North Korea summit, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether the wellbeing of the people should be the focus, rather than denuclearisation.

  7. 12 June 2018 - Humanities

    Criss-cross history hidden in a letter

    An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict

  8. 30 May 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    What’s it like to be young and from overseas in Australia?

    The first census of young Australians from migrant and refugee backgrounds, by the University of Melbourne, shows belonging but ongoing discrimination.

  9. 31 May 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Millennials want the same as the rest of us, but can’t afford it

    The latest Life Patterns report from the University of Melbourne shows Gen Y want to live where they grew up, but housing affordability means many can't.

  10. 24 May 2018 - Legal Affairs

    A Constitution shaped by distance

    Australia is a big country, as well as globally remote; University of Melbourne experts look at what role distance has played in our constitutional development.