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.
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.
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.
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
Why Parliament should decide on same sex marriage
Australia's Parliament should take the decision to change the same sex marriage law and not leave it to a plebiscite, which will cost millions.
Court ruling leaves the buck with MPs
High Court of Australia's ruling allows Government to send asylum seekers back to Nauru – but future of offshore processing lies with Parliament