Politics & Society
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.
The last election where anyone cares?
Faith in democracy is plummeting in Australia, and we may be nearing a tipping point where not enough even care, warns a University of Melbourne politics expert
Weighing up the policy responses to banking misconduct
Australia's major parties all have policies responding to financial services sector misconduct, but University of Melbourne experts say they are light on detail
The human animal: Breastfeeding in public
A show by a University of Melbourne researcher puts the act of breastfeeding on stage; exploring what it means to be a ecofeminist mother in the 21st century.
Will slow wage growth decide Australia’s election?
Australia's slow wage growth is a hot button issue for the election and the stark policy divide may be decisive in who wins, say University of Melbourne experts
Protection or punishment for refugees: What are the election policies?
Australian politics needs a robust debate on the human rights implications of our refugee and border protection policies says University of Melbourne expert.
Major parties staying silent on social media regulation
Australians are voting in an age of hyper-partisan, shareable fake news; a University of Melbourne expert says social media regulation is a key election issue.
Don’t write off One Nation’s election chances
One Nation’s scandals and extremism hold it back, but it could tap into greater electoral support, say visiting University Melbourne experts from Stony Brook.
The battle of the slogans
As voters are bombarded by ads, a University of Melbourne marketing expert gives his verdict on which party has the most effective political campaign slogan.
Wellbeing survey of Australia’s judiciary reveals risk of distress and burnout
University of Melbourne survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates shows judiciary coping well with high stress, but many show risk of distress, burnout