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.
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.
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.
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?
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