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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 7 April 2016 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  8. 3 February 2016 - Legal Affairs

    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