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2016 Federal Election

  1. 12 July 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  2. 11 July 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  3. Podcast7 July 2016 - The Policy Shop

    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.

  4. 5 July 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  5. Live ended29 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  6. 23 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  7. Podcast20 June 2016 - The Policy Shop

    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.

  8. 19 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  9. 15 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  10. 7 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.