Cost of Living
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
Warning on struggle street
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows Australia is still a land of opportunity but poverty is up and income classes are becoming more entrenched
Why do medical specialist consultation fees vary so much?
A new University of Melbourne report shows a wide variation in fees and earnings among medical specialists - making the case for more transparency in healthcare
Henderson’s legacy: Revisiting universal basic income
Many view a Universal Basic Income as controversial, but a University of Melbourne expert and former Deputy PM argues the idea is now more relevant than ever.