Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea
Coles supermarket has reversed its ban on plastic bags: University of Melbourne experts explore the impact and what it means for Coles.
Can Prime Minister Khan really deliver a ‘new’ Pakistan?
Imran Khan's new role as Pakistani PM presents numerous challenges, including dealing with vote rigging accusations, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Q&A: The great British Brexit
Top resignations over the UK PM's Brexit approach has meant chaos for the government. We ask a University of Melbourne expert what it all means for Brexit?
Sexism, women and Australian politics
A University of Melbourne expert says David Leyonhjelm's sexist comment to Sarah Hanson-Young should ignite a fire in Australian women to get into politics.
Mexicans voted overwhelmingly for change. Will they get it?
Mexico has elected leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador or ALMO; but a University of Melbourne expert asks whether he can deliver on his reputation for change
A political watershed for Mexico?
The Mexican election on July 1 could change the country's entire government, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
Inequality driving Hong Kong’s independence movement
Hong Kong's independence ('Localist') movement is driven by income inequality, not a generational divide, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
This is not a drill: A cyberthreat reality check
Cybersecurity is now an official national priority for Australia, but what makes us vulnerable? A University of Melbourne special explores our cyber risk.
Is denuclearisation the ‘right’ goal for the US-North Korea Summit?
Ahead of the US-North Korea summit, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether the wellbeing of the people should be the focus, rather than denuclearisation.
Creating ripples of learning in China
Despite societal challenges, according to a University of Melbourne expert, China's approach to education is changing as it embraces student-driven learning.