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  1. 30 April 2024 - Science Matters

    Government needs to plan for resilient food systems in Australia

    With a recent 40 per cent increase in food insecurity, we need government leadership to ensure the right to adequate food, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 21 February 2024 - Inside Business

    Too many Aussies are starting a family and raising their kids in poverty

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the birth of a first child in Australia reduces household income and increases the risk of poverty.

  3. 19 December 2023 - Politics & Society

    Have yourself a very thrifty Christmas

    University of Melbourne experts share their advice for a sustainable and thrifty Christmas, with many Australians planning to spend less this festive season.

  4. 15 December 2023 - Inside Business

    More than half of Australians are only just making ends meet

    Australians are struggling to pay for everyday essentials with single parents struggling more than most, according to University of Melbourne research.

  5. 6 December 2023 - Inside Business

    Changing the cost of some uni degrees didn’t change students’ minds

    New University of Melbourne research finds that hikes in the cost of some university degrees had limited impact on students’ choices in higher education.

  6. 19 October 2023 - Inside Business

    Avoiding the cliff and the freefall into poverty

    For over 20 years, Anti-Poverty Week has campaigned for every Australian to have food and shelter. A University of Melbourne expert asks how far have we come?

  7. 18 September 2023 - Legal Affairs

    Universities can’t forget about lower socio-economic students

    To increase higher education participation, the Government first needs to tackle the barriers for disadvantaged students, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 9 March 2023 - Inside Business

    What we can expect from the 2023 economic ‘misery index’

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia’s high interest rates and low GDP growth are pushing our Economic Misery Index higher, but hopefully not for long.

  9. 9 May 2022 - Inside Business

    Persistent poverty is a major policy issue

    While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers

  10. 23 October 2019 - Learning & Teaching

    What are 21st century parents concerned about?

    Rising cost of education and rapid social change make it difficult for parents to prepare their children for the future finds University of Melbourne research.