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John Howard: On gun control
Former PM John Howard looks back at his legacy on gun control in Australia as the University of Melbourne marks the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
Measuring the value of Australian volunteers
Volunteering is facing uncertainty, but University of Melbourne experts are set to measure the value of volunteers working with people with disabilities.
The silence of the not-for-profit sector
Research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds that Australia’s not-for-profit organisations are staying silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts.
Could personal insults trigger war?
University of Melbourne research finds US President Donald Trump's insult trading with North Korea indicates an erratic response to rising nuclear threat levels
Defining policy failure in the Australian public service
The University of Melbourne's 'The Australian Policy Handbook' looks at how the success or failure of policy can impact on the public's perception of the APS.
What does strong political leadership in Australia look like?
The University of Melbourne and the Susan McKinnon Foundation launch the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership, honouring outstanding Australian politicians.
Regenerating political leadership in a populist age
Gareth Evans argues our politicians needs new thinking, consensus and empathy as University of Melbourne launches new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
How did it come to this?
Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.
Music for change
In collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Indonesian band Navicula is using music to strike chords of change in global indigenous communities.