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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What key quality should Australia’s next PM have?
As Australia heads to the polls, a University of Melbourne expert says what the country needs most is a prime minister and politicians who tells it like it is.
NSW election: A false hope for Morrison government
Australia's federal government is buoyed by the Coalition's NSW win, but a University of Melbourne expert asks if it's a litmus test for the federal election.