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  1. Podcast11 August 2017 - Up Close

    Phantom democracies

    Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.

  2. 26 April 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Q&A: The UK election and the Brexit big picture

    As British PM Theresa May announces a snap UK election to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, the University of Melbourne puts the key questions to an expert.

  3. 19 April 2017 - Public Affairs

    Blasphemy, treason and democracy: Jakarta goes to the polls

    Indonesian voters are at the polls to elect a new governor of Jakarta, the University of Melbourne's Tim Lindsey talks through the religious and racial tensions

  4. 5 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    iVote West Australia: Who voted for you?

    Voters casting online ballots must be able to trust the process. In a world where hackers have been accused of meddling in elections, iVote is not the answer.

  5. 2 August 2016 - Public Affairs

    Paper audits crucial for automated counting

    Scrutineers holding paper audits are crucial for automated vote counting – it's a key lesson from the PwC report into the 2015 iVote Internet voting project.

  6. 13 July 2016 - Public Affairs

    When it comes to tax, Australians want a fair go

    Reforming our tax system is an issue of social equality, inclusion and fairness.

  7. Podcast25 May 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Red Book, Blue Book – How do elections impact on policy?

    A former senior civil servant who has served under 5 prime ministers and 9 cabinet ministers provides insights into the impact of elections on public policy.

  8. 26 April 2016 - Public Affairs

    Virtual reality bites back

    Donald Trump's march on the US presidency is being driven by a simplistic, visual culture allows figures like the reality TV start to thrive.

  9. 15 April 2016 - Go Figure

    Forcing your hand: Why we are made to vote

    The real secret to how and why Australia adopted compulsory voting was simplicity. In 1924, after years of debate, simply no-one was opposed to the idea.

  10. 28 February 2016 - Public Affairs

    Unfiltered and unscripted

    US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has achieved the Holy Grail of political branding in his campaign – he has become an “authentic” politician.