Politics & Society
Solving the productivity puzzle
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.
Australia’s place at the human rights table
Australia could play an important role on the UN's Human Rights Council; but a University of Melbourne expert says it needs to focus human rights at home first
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“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
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.
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.