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  1. 19 January 2020 - Public Affairs

    Mike Baird: The value of authenticity

    Former New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says political leaders need a broad vision which gets people off the couch and cabinet ministers out of their chairs.

  2. 22 October 2019 - Legal Affairs

    No policy without leadership

    Rebuilding trust needs empathetic leadership that stands up to a fight says University of Melbourne's Jenny Macklin, a former Labor deputy leader and minister.

  3. 18 October 2019 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.

  4. 4 October 2019 - Public Affairs

    Staying the course with a light hand

    The former Director-General of ASIO outlines good leadership as the nominations for the University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership open.

  5. 9 August 2019 - Public Affairs

    The spirit of our Nation

    In his Dungala Kaiela Oration, co-hosted by the University of Melbourne, Senator Pat Dodson says Indigenous Australians are still not benefitting from policy.

  6. 11 June 2019 - Humanities

    Defining the power of public interest journalism

    A University of Melbourne expert says the recent police raids on Australian journalists highlight the modern importance of public interest journalism.

  7. 5 June 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The political challenge of a divided electorate

    Australia's Federal Election was marked by countervailing swings that political parties will need to learn to navigate, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 20 May 2019 - Humanities

    Voter aspiration delivers for Coalition

    Scott Morrison’s "aspirational individualism" resonated with voters, leaving the polls behind and forcing a Labor rethink, says University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Leader sloganising passed off as a debate

    The first leaders' debate of the Australian election was dominated by sloganising, which is why people are turning off, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Here’s how to renew Australia’s Democracy

    Ideas for citizen juries, an independent speaker, and sitting MPs with their opponents are part of a push involving University of Melbourne to renew democracy.