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  1. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Leader sloganising passed off as a debate

    The first leaders' debate of the Australian election was dominated by sloganising, which is why people are turning off, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 15 April 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Indonesia goes to the polls: Rematch or replay?

    The same candidates are running in this year's Indonesia elections, but Subianto’s main advantage is that he is not Jokowi says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 11 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    An Australian guide to India’s elections

    Tens of millions of people start voting over the next five weeks in the first phase of India’s giant general election, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 2 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Oligarchs, money and religion

    Indonesians are voting in parliamentary and presidential elections; a University of Melbourne expert says its focus is on reformers, reactionaries and religion.

  5. 25 March 2019 - Public Affairs

    NSW election: A false hope for Morrison government

    Australia's federal government is buoyed by the Coalition's NSW win, but a University of Melbourne expert asks if it's a litmus test for the federal election.

  6. 20 March 2019 - Public Affairs

    Why Australia needs to pay attention to the Indian election

    Australian foreign policy is increasingly focusing on India, but the country’s elections demand close attention says an Australia India Institute expert.

  7. 17 December 2018 - Public Affairs

    What India’s state elections mean for the BJP

    More than 100 million people across 5 Indian states have voted in state elections; a University of Melbourne expert says it's bad news for the ruling BJP party.

  8. 4 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    American tribalism let loose

    The US midterm elections may be the most tribal in history as both sides of politics compete to play the victim says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 1 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    How India runs the biggest elections in the world

    With around 900 million voters registered for India’s May general election, its democratic mechanics are well-organised, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 30 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    US Midterms and inequality in four graphs

    Heading into the US Midterm elections a University of Melbourne expert uses four graphs to show how economic inequality is still shaping American politics.