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  1. 30 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    Surviving Australian politics: 4 reforms to stop ousting leaders

    Australian politics is looking more like reality TV's Survivor. A University of Melbourne expert looks at how to end the near-constant cycle of Canberra coups.

  2. 19 August 2018 - Humanities

    How Soviet tanks shook up the Australian Left

    The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia was a critical time for the Australian Left. A University of Melbourne archive provides a new window on the upheaval.

  3. 19 July 2018 - Legal Affairs

    The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Why I have hope

    Although the government rejected the Uluru Statement of the Heart, a University of Melbourne academic finds there's reason to hope for indigenous recognition.

  4. 9 July 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Sexism, women and Australian politics

    A University of Melbourne expert says David Leyonhjelm's sexist comment to Sarah Hanson-Young should ignite a fire in Australian women to get into politics.

  5. Podcast15 June 2018 - The Policy Shop

    A new model for public policy?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers how to make policy genuinely evidence-based, with Nicholas Gruen and Patricia Rogers

  6. 24 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    Reducing governments’ reliance on consultants

    Australian governments spend billions on consultants, but a University of Melbourne expert argues this could be reduced by boosting public servants' capacity.

  7. 23 April 2018 - Humanities

    Beyond Anzac: What really shaped our nation?

    While many claim Gallipoli formed Australia's nationhood, the University of Melbourne's Marilyn Lake argues we should look to our political history instead.

  8. 15 March 2018 - Public Affairs

    A winning political vision

    Dean Smith and Vonda Malone are the winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership with the University of Melbourne - recognising visionary leaders.

  9. 15 March 2018 - Public Affairs

    South Australia votes: A divided electorate

    University of Melbourne analysis finds the SA-BEST party could hold the balance of power if neither the Liberals nor Labor win outright in South Australia.

  10. 21 December 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s ‘nothing to see here’ approach to climate policy

    The Government’s review of climate change policy reveals a ‘nothing to see here’ approach, which according to University of Melbourne experts, is not surprising