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

  1. 23 May 2017 – Australian Politics, Disability, Equality, NDIS, Social Policy

    Can the NDIS deliver?

    A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.

  2. 21 May 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Business, South Korea, Trade

    Why South Korea’s fresh start is good news for Australian business

    South Korea has elected a new president; AsiaLink Business at the University of Melbourne says this presents Australia with a big business opportunity.

  3. 9 May 2017 – 2017 Federal Budget, Economic Growth, Infrastructure, Public Policy, Taxes

    Budget hits political reset

    The Federal government's 2017-18 budget is as much about politics as economics, says University of Melbourne policy analyst Nick Reece

  4. 8 May 2017 – 2017 French Presidential Election, Europe, European Union, France , Politics

    The new French president’s role in saving Europe

    Emmanuel Macron has defeated Marine Le Pen in the presidential race; a University of Melbourne expert asks whether he will be key in saving the EU?

  5. 5 May 2017 – 2017 French Presidential Election, Europe, European Union, France , Politics

    Europe holds its breath as France chooses its President

    As Le Pen and Macron face off in the final round of the French presidential election, the University of Melbourne considers Macron's background and platform.

  6. 30 April 2017 – CLIMARTE, Climate change, Extreme weather, Migration, Refugees

    The art confronting a global crisis with reality and hope

    EXIT, the unique digitised projection artwork that confronts the refugee and climate crisis, is here at the Ian Potter Museum of Art - University of Melbourne

  7. 25 April 2017 – GDP, Happiness, Measuring Social Progress, Wellbeing

    Beyond Growth: adding wellbeing to the balance sheet

    The University of Melbourne teams with an ambitious project to consult with Australians to research measures of social progress to take us beyond the economy

  8. 24 April 2017 – 2017 French Presidential Election, Europe, France , Politics, Populism

    French poll could set up a constitutional crisis

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen won the first round of voting in the 2017 French presidential elections. University of Melbourne experts respond.

  9. 21 April 2017 – 2017 Federal Budget, Australian Economy, Australian Politics, Budget, Economy

    Sleepwalking into a deficit experiment

    The Federal Budget will deliver Australia's ninth straight deficit, but the University of Melbourne asks where is the plan for affording our ageing population?