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Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.

  1. 20 September 2023 – Cognitive Disability, Democracy, Disability, Inclusiveness, Indigenous Voice to Parliament

    Australia must include people with cognitive disability in politics

    People with cognitive disability want their say in Australian politics and we must do more for their political inclusion, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 11 September 2023 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Politics, Democracy, Indigenous, Indigenous Voice to Parliament

    The myth of neutrality and why Australia needs a Voice

    Establishing an Indigenous Voice in Australia’s constitution is consistent with a liberal democracy and political equality says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 6 September 2023 – Australia India Institute, G20, India, International Relations, Multilateralism

    India’s leadership at G20 can prove multilateralism isn’t a fading ideal

    At G20, Australia can lend its support to India’s agenda to create a more accountable and inclusive international system, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 16 August 2023 – Higher Education, Indigenous, Indigenous Knowledge, Universities, University of Melbourne

    Why leadership in Indigenous higher education has never been more important

    From the Voice to the climate crisis, now is the time for leadership in Indigenous higher ed – as the University of Melbourne launches its Indigenous strategy.

  5. 1 May 2023 – Asialink, Australian Foreign Affairs, Australian Politics, Defence, Security

    A shared vision for Australia’s security

    A University of Melbourne experts says Australia's government needs to explain their security vision for AUKUS to get public support for the defence partnership

  6. 28 April 2023 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Politics, Indigenous History, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous Voice to Parliament

    Don’t twist the aim of The Voice for political gain

    Opponents to the Indigenous Voice are repeating history – using the issue of child protection as a political weapon, says University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 17 April 2023 – Asia, Asialink, Education, Languages, Teaching and Learning

    Supporting our schools to develop Asia capable kids

    A University of Melbourne experts says Asia capable initiatives that only target adults and young adults leaves it far too late – it has to start in our schools

  8. 24 March 2023 – Australia-China Relations, China, International Relations, Melbourne University Press (MUP), United States

    The China divide

    What would Australia do if the US went to war against China? A new book from Melbourne University Press (MUP) explores Australia's role in the Pacific.

  9. 3 March 2022 – Asylum Seekers, Education, Higher Education, Refugees, Universities

    Australia’s universities must become more welcoming

    Welcoming Universities is a new initiative in Australia that aims to encourage refugees and asylum seekers into university, says University of Melbourne expert