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  1. Podcast20 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Why do we measure everything and value nothing?

    President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins questions neoliberalism and prioritising the economy over people, on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  2. Podcast13 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Can cities save us all?

    Experts from universities in Chicago, London and Melbourne discuss the world's rapid urbanisation on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  3. 16 October 2017 - Public Affairs

    What history tells us about Catalonian independence

    As Spain's Catalonia region prepares to respond to an deadline on independence, a University of Melbourne expert looks back at the history of the region.

  4. 15 October 2017 - Humanities

    Catalonian and Scottish independence: Why so different?

    Separatists in Catalonia and Scotland share many strategies, but the best way to resolve national tensions is negotiation, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 27 September 2017 - Inside Business

    Teenage daughters as a risk of divorce

    University of Melbourne research finds parents of teenage daughters have a higher risk of divorce - but the risk disappears if the fathers grew up with a sister

  6. 9 October 2017 - Humanities

    “Risky” lack of nuclear governance in the Asia Pacific

    Keeping nuclear power/materials safe requires strong governance but a University of Melbourne expert warns governance in the Asia/Pacific is partly decorative

  7. 28 September 2017 - Humanities

    Information accessibility and the right to know

    University of Melbourne research investigates guidelines on information accessibility and particularly how those with a disability can make informed decisions.

  8. 5 October 2017 - Public Affairs

    Unified no more: Spain spirals towards constitutional crisis

    With Catalonia's leaders set to declare independence from Spain, the country is heading for a major constitutional crisis says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 3 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Trial by Ouija Board: When jurors misbehave

    Jurors are often subject to considerable stress, argues a University of Melbourne expert, as a famous misconduct case involving a Ouija Board demonstrates.

  10. 24 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Same sex marriage, religious freedom and the law

    As Australians vote in the same sex marriage survey debate has focused on religious freedom, a University of Melbourne expert explains exactly what the law says