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  1. Podcast25 September 2018 - The Policy Shop

    Tracing a path to an Australian republic

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Cheryl Saunders and Benjamin Jones discuss how Australia could finally become a republic.

  2. Podcast3 September 2018 - The Policy Shop

    Fighting for recognition

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Moana Jackson and Shireen Morris discuss Indigenous self-determination, and how to get it.

  3. 24 May 2018 - Legal Affairs

    A Constitution shaped by distance

    Australia is a big country, as well as globally remote; University of Melbourne experts look at what role distance has played in our constitutional development.

  4. 17 May 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Malaysia’s remarkable election outcome

    Malaysia's election results surprised many; University of Melbourne experts examine the unexpected outcome through a lens of constitutional rights and the law.

  5. 5 October 2017 - Public Affairs

    Unified no more: Spain spirals towards constitutional crisis

    With Catalonia's leaders set to declare independence from Spain, the country is heading for a major constitutional crisis says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 21 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Section 44: Changing the Constitution to reflect modern Australia

    Section 44 continues to claim scalps of Australian politicians; four University of Melbourne constitutional experts discuss whether the law is still relevant?

  7. 16 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s referendum drought

    As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.

  8. 8 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    What’s wrong with Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly?

    The installation of a new Constituent Assembly in Venezuela may, on the surface, appear democratic but is anything but, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 18 July 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?

    Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.

  10. 18 May 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Q&A: Recognising Australia’s first peoples ... properly

    Australia's debate on how to Constitutionally recognise its first peoples is culminating. University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone talks us through it