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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.
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.
Deaths of despair
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.
What comes after the housing boom?
After 5 years of rising house prices, Australians have got themselves into more debt than ever. But could Australia’s latest housing boom soon be over?
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.
More Jaw Jaw: Stopping North Korea going critical
As North Korea ramps up its nuclear weapons threat, Donald Trump says he's willing to talk; a University of Melbourne expert says diplomacy is the only answer.
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.
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
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?
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.