Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
The sound and fury of Britain’s election
The United Kingdom is counting down to a truly unpredictable election; a University of Melbourne expert outlines the battle lines between the political parties.
Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.
Staying the course with a light hand
The former Director-General of ASIO outlines good leadership as the nominations for the University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership open.
Actions speak louder than words
A University of Melbourne expert says education can help our young people become ‘action competent’ - enabling and encouraging them to push for real change.
Most Asian-Australians experience discrimination
New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds many Asian-Australians experience discrimination at work; limiting opportunities in leadership.
The spirit of our Nation
In his Dungala Kaiela Oration, co-hosted by the University of Melbourne, Senator Pat Dodson says Indigenous Australians are still not benefitting from policy.
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
Is Indonesian democracy still trapped in old-style politics?
Joko Widodo may have won Indonesia's elections; but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the next generation of politicians who will shake up democracy.