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

  1. 31 October 2018 – Democracy, Donald Trump, Finance, Global Financial Crisis, Stock Markets

    A GFC 2.0 would remake the world in dangerous ways

    We are ill-equipped to deal any new and bigger Global Financial Crisis, and the political consequences could be dire, warns a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 30 October 2018 – Donald Trump, Election Watch, Inequality, US Midterm Elections

    US Midterms and inequality in four graphs

    Heading into the US Midterm elections a University of Melbourne expert uses four graphs to show how economic inequality is still shaping American politics.

  3. 16 October 2018 – Australian Politics, Offshore Detention, Protest, Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

    Academics call for an end to immigration detention

    Academics for Refugees are protesting against Australia's policy of detaining refugees. University of Melbourne experts explain why they're adding their voices.

  4. 14 October 2018 – Donald Trump, Elections, Politics, Supreme Court, United States

    October surprises and the false hope of the midterms

    As Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins the US Supreme Court, a University of Melbourne expert explores whether a protest vote in the midterm elections is likely.

  5. 9 October 2018 – Democracy, Donald Trump, Elections, Politics, Populism

    Searching for Democracy 2.0 without losing Democracy 1.0

    A University of Melbourne expert says reimagining and protecting democracy, while charting a course between alarmism and complacency, needs new ways of thinking

  6. 4 October 2018 – Donald Trump, Election Watch, Elections, US President, United States

    US Midterms: What you need to know

    A University of Melbourne guide to the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in the US, and what the potential outcomes could mean for the Trump presidency.

  7. 3 October 2018 – Australian Politics, Democracy, Government, McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership, Politics

    Is our democracy broken?

    What could the future hold for Australia's democracy? The University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership looks for leaders tackling the future

  8. 27 September 2018 – Brazil, Corruption, Politics, Populism, South America

    Brazil elections: Is democracy itself on the ballot?

    With polarisation, intolerance and high levels of violence, a University of Melbourne expert says democracy itself is on the ballot in the Brazilian election.

  9. 16 September 2018 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australia, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Indigenous Politics

    Truth telling at Garma

    The University of Melbourne is partnering with the Yothu Yindi Foundation to build a reconciliation culture for Australians - supporting Indigenous development.

  10. 7 September 2018 – 2016 US Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Politics, US President, United States

    Turmoil in Trump land

    President Trump may be scandal-ridden and held in contempt in his administration, but a University of Melbourne experts says his base may like him all the more