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2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 2
University of Melbourne experts dissect the 2019 Federal Budget, looking at welfare, climate change, refugees, Indigenous Australia, education and research.
2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 1
From politics and economics to infrastructure and domestic violence. University of Melbourne experts dissect the 2019 Federal Budget ahead of a nearby election.
Oligarchs, money and religion
Indonesians are voting in parliamentary and presidential elections; a University of Melbourne expert says its focus is on reformers, reactionaries and religion.
NSW election: A false hope for Morrison government
Australia's federal government is buoyed by the Coalition's NSW win, but a University of Melbourne expert asks if it's a litmus test for the federal election.
The strong leaders
Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John are the winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership with the University of Melbourne, recognising visionary leaders
Why Australia needs to pay attention to the Indian election
Australian foreign policy is increasingly focusing on India, but the country’s elections demand close attention says an Australia India Institute expert.
The promise of a Minimum Income Guarantee in the Indian elections
A University of Melbourne experts says that as Indians prepare to vote, a pre-election promise could bring wage equality to the tens of millions of India’s poor
What India’s state elections mean for the BJP
More than 100 million people across 5 Indian states have voted in state elections; a University of Melbourne expert says it's bad news for the ruling BJP party.
The risk of Australia reconsidering the Iran nuclear deal
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is reviewing if Australia should withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal – and that's a mistake says a University of Melbourne expert.
Indonesian football: A matter of life and death
A University of Melbourne expert says the killing of an Indonesian football fan by supporters of a rival club flags big issues within the governance of the game