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

  1. 3 April 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, 2019 Federal Budget, Australian Economy, Climate, Indigenous

    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.

  2. 2 April 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, 2019 Federal Budget, Australian Economy

    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.

  3. 2 April 2019 – 2019 Indonesian Elections, Election Watch, Elections, Indonesia, Politics

    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.

  4. 25 March 2019 – Australian Politics, Election Watch, Elections, Politics, State

    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.

  5. 23 March 2019 – Australian Politics, Greens, Labor Party, Leadership, McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership

    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

  6. 20 March 2019 – Australia India Institute, Election Watch, Elections, Foreign Policy, India

    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.

  7. 4 March 2019 – Elections, India, Minimum Wage, Poverty, Welfare

    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

  8. 17 December 2018 – Australia India Institute, Election Watch, Elections, India, Politics

    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.

  9. 5 December 2018 – Diplomacy, Donald Trump, Iran, Nuclear, Nuclear Proliferation

    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.

  10. 27 November 2018 – Football, Indonesia, Sports, Sports Corruption, Violence

    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