2016 Federal Election
Why it’s too late for Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull goes into an unstable and divided 45th Parliament, which will make decision making and public policy complicated.
Closing the gender gap in politics
A study of 190 countries shows the effectiveness of strong, enforced gender quotas as a means of increasing female political representation.
Reading behind the ballot papers
Both major parties were losers in Australia's Federal election. In Policy Shop University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis discusses what's going on.
Why politics is testing our faith
A fractured Australian election result and signs of voter disenchantment are raising questions about political culture and fit for purpose institutions.
Election Watch 2016: Malcolm Turnbull claims victory
University of Melbourne experts analyse the result of the 2016 Australian Federal Election and pinpoint the challenges ahead for the incoming Government.
What street gangs can teach us about political leadership
A landmark US sociological work written in the 1920s shows the parallels between running a street gang and a political party.
Swimming in a sea of bureaucracy
Big Government v Small Government. The size, reach and role of Governments comes under scrutiny in this episode of The Policy Shop podcast.
Facebook debate verdict: A potential goldmine for the politicians
Facebook's Great Debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shows social media can reach new audiences, even if the viewing was a little awkward at times.
The TV shows all political junkies should watch
The Top 10 political shows on television, as voted by University of Melbourne political junkies, to get you through the Australian election campaign.
A leadership merry-go-round that won’t stop
There are three reasons why Australia is in a cycle of rapidly-changing Prime Ministers, and chances are nothing will change after the 2016 Federal Election.