Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future
It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.
Will the next president restore American leadership in Asia?
Under Trump’s presidency, perceptions of the US in Asia have sunk to historic lows. A University of Melbourne expert asks if the US election could reverse this?
Australia’s COVID-19 Budget
Australia’s COVID-19 Budget has one clear goal: to steer the country out of its first recession in 30 years - University of Melbourne experts react.
Dodging disease and death in the first US presidential debate
A University of Melbourne expert says the first US presidential debate didn’t have a winner but was a testimony to dire political discourse without compassion.
As the US elections near, global democracy is at stake
A University of Melbourne expert says the result of the US Elections will not just shape US democracy, but could diminish the very idea of democracy globally.
Is Our Story respected and valued?
Dr Lois Peeler AM explores how respect for Indigenous knowledge could change Australia in the annual Dungala Kaiela Oration with the University of Melbourne.
Women reorganising local food networks with technology in Jakarta
Research involving the University of Melbourne finds Women in Jakarta are using online technology to develop local food networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sports can show Australia’s better face
From the AFL’s Indigenous round to taking the knee, sportspeople can show the better face of Australia to the world, say University of Melbourne experts.
Two leaders with the right stuff
Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy