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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 17 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    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.

  10. 25 March 2019 - Public Affairs

    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.