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The risk of Australia reconsidering the Iran nuclear deal
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is reviewing if Australia should withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal – and that's a mistake says a University of Melbourne expert.
Indonesian football: A matter of life and death
A University of Melbourne expert says the killing of an Indonesian football fan by supporters of a rival club flags big issues within the governance of the game
US midterm elections and Trump’s trade agenda: business as usual
President Donald Trump's protectionist 'America First' agenda looks set to continue despite the midterm election results, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime?
Victorian Labor has promised to criminalise 'wage theft' if re-elected, but University of Melbourne experts argue this will be difficult to do at state level.
If all else fails, do the conventional thing
Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk
The 2018 midterms: The suburbs turn
President Trump's midterm strategy of stoking fear about immigration and crime has backfired in America's suburbs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
American tribalism let loose
The US midterm elections may be the most tribal in history as both sides of politics compete to play the victim says a University of Melbourne expert.
Penny Wong: On change
Senator Penny Wong looks at how modern Australian politics is changing as the University of Melbourne marks The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
How India runs the biggest elections in the world
With around 900 million voters registered for India’s May general election, its democratic mechanics are well-organised, says a University of Melbourne expert.