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  1. 11 December 2023 – Australia India Institute, Australian Foreign Affairs, India, International Relations, Security

    The UK’s Indo-Pacific ‘tilt’ is good for Australia and India ties

    The UK’s increasing interest in Indo-Pacific adds a trusted partner to help respond to shared regional security challenges, says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 20 November 2023 – Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Occupied Territories, Terrorism, Wars

    The impasse between Israel and Hamas

    It’s hard to see a way out of the conflict between Israel and Hamas that has seen thousands of civilians lose their lives, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 10 October 2023 – Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Occupied Territories, Terrorism, Wars

    Q&A: Israel, Hamas and the future of the Middle east

    Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel marks a dramatic escalation in the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 27 September 2023 – Australian Politics, Government, Leadership, Politics, Victoria

    Deciphering the legacy of Danism

    Victoria's premier Daniel Andrews has resigned. Stepping down after nine years in power and controlling his own legacy says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 20 September 2023 – Australian Politics, Cognitive Disability, Democracy, Disability, 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.

  6. 11 September 2023 – Aboriginal and 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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