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  1. 19 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    If all else fails, do the conventional thing

    Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk

  2. 3 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    Penny Wong: On change

    Senator Penny Wong looks at how modern Australian politics is changing as the University of Melbourne marks The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.

  3. 16 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    Academics call for an end to immigration detention

    Academics for Refugees are protesting against Australia's policy of detaining refugees. University of Melbourne experts explain why they're adding their voices.

  4. 16 October 2018 - Inside Business

    Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018

    University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy

  5. 3 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    Is our democracy broken?

    What could the future hold for Australia's democracy? The University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership looks for leaders tackling the future

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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