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  1. 8 June 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression

    Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.

  2. 3 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    How COVID-19 is hitting some democracies harder than others

    University of Melbourne research finds that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on democracy worldwide, but some democracies are more resilient than others.

  3. 24 April 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Do we really need a tracking app and can we trust it?

    Privacy must be central to any COVID-19 app, but there are other ways to track infections and an app may not work anyway, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 3 April 2020 - Inside Business

    The COVID-19 responsibility we all own

    As citizens, we have a responsibility to heed COVID-19 health advice or risk increasingly severe government restrictions says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 16 March 2020 - Humanities

    Uncivil society

    Civil society is seen as supporting democracy, but now it is also fostering the forces that are undermining it, says a University of Melbourne expert

  6. Podcast19 February 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Renewing Democracy in a time of environmental crisis

    Social researcher and author Dr Rebecca Huntley says renewing democracy is critical to dealing with climate change since we have little trust in our politicians

  7. 10 January 2020 - Humanities

    Dissecting disruption

    The upheavals of our time point to a transformational era and a pivotal period – order vs freedom, adaption vs nostalgia, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 23 December 2019 - Public Affairs

    The tectonics of the British election

    It was a stunning victory for Boris Johnson in the UK general election; University of Melbourne experts explore what that tells us about 21st Century politics.

  9. 12 December 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Working class likely to deliver for Boris Johnson

    UK election polls point to a likely decisive Conservative victory and a Brexit go-ahead, courtesy of the working class says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 20 November 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Fear and security swing Sri Lanka vote

    Voters in Sri Lanka’s presidential election chose an authoritarian leader; a University of Melbourne expert says that could impact on the country's democracy.