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  1. 20 June 2017 – Brexit, Britain, Politics, Populism, UK General Election 2017

    Why British Labour voters stayed true to their roots

    The UK Conservative Party failed to woo the working class in the north of England who voted to 'leave' in Brexit. A University of Melbourne expert explains why.

  2. 20 June 2017 – Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Personal safety, Security, Technology

    Can CCTV help prevent family violence?

    CCTV has been touted as a way to prevent serious threats of family violence, but University of Melbourne research asks whether it provides a false security?

  3. 19 June 2017 – 2017 French Legislative Election, 2017 French Presidential Election, Europe, France , Politics

    France clearly ‘On the Move’

    Macron's En Marche! won an overall majority in the French legislative election but will still face challenges in government, says the University of Melbourne.

  4. 13 June 2017 – Donald Trump, Politics, Populism, United States, White House

    Donald Trump and the uneasy alliance

    The Trump administration's split between Steve Bannon's 'alt-right' and the more moderate Jared Kushner is causing a rift, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 9 June 2017 – Brexit, European Union, Neo-liberalism, Politics, UK General Election 2017

    Uncertainty in the UK

    The British electorate has rejected Theresa May and the Tories, making a no-deal outcome in Brexit talks more likely, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 5 June 2017 – Election Watch, London, Terrorism, Theresa May , UK General Election 2017

    The British election: After the terror

    UK voters go to the polls after two terrorist attacks, in Manchester and London. University of Melbourne experts look at the impact on the democratic process.

  7. Podcast2 June 2017 – Africa, China, Development, Economics, Trade

    China in Africa: Who benefits?

    Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and developing nations of Africa.

  8. 1 June 2017 – Brexit, Britain, Election Watch, Politics, Theresa May

    What will the British election mean for Brexit?

    As the UK's election race becomes tighter, University of Melbourne analysis looks at which party could be hammering out a Brexit deal with the EU.

  9. 31 May 2017 – Depression, Donald Trump, Poverty, Suicide, United States

    Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’

    In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.