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.
Here’s how to renew Australia’s Democracy
Ideas for citizen juries, an independent speaker, and sitting MPs with their opponents are part of a push involving University of Melbourne to renew democracy.
Widodo on track to win, but what next?
What does a second term for Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo mean? University of Melbourne experts cover all the angles from policy to civil society and women.
What key quality should Australia’s next PM have?
As Australia heads to the polls, a University of Melbourne expert says what the country needs most is a prime minister and politicians who tells it like it is.
India’s alliance politics
With the Modi magic waning, a University of Melbourne expert says the 2019 Indian general elections are a story of alliances and partnerships.
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
The Indonesia-Australia trade deal: A potential bilateral sandbag
A University of Melbourne expert says the much delayed but now signed Indonesia-Australia trade deal could sandbag the countries' bilateral relationship.
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.
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.
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.