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Four things you need to know about the German election
The minor parties will likely shape the final government that emerges from the 2017 German election. A University of Melbourne expert look at the possibilities
Why action on climate change isn’t an issue for Germans
Chancellor Merkel's emissions reductions policies enjoy broad support in Germany because climate science is widely accepted, says University of Melbourne expert
North Korea: The ‘threat that leaves something to chance’
Following North Korea's missile test over Japan, a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether a nuclear crisis involving the US could spiral out of control
Is Australia becoming the ‘lonely’ country?
Australia's US focus is putting it out of step with an Asia recognising China's growing leadership, says a new survey by University of Melbourne's Asialink
Merkel’s refugee stance paying off ahead of German election
Chancellor Angela Merkel is successfully weathering the politics of refugees and should win a fourth term in German election says University of Melbourne expert
Is re-regulation the solution to Australia’s electricity price shock?
As electricity retailers report back to the Government and ACCC over proposals to make power more affordable - should re-regulating the market be an option?
Australia’s strategic steps before any North Korean conflict
A University of Melbourne expert explores the steps the Australian government will exhaust before entering into a conflict with North Korea as a US ally.
Australia’s referendum drought
As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.