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  1. 25 September 2019 - Science Matters

    Governments must support science, not self-interest

    An ‘independent science quality assurance agency’ won't fix replication issues, but hinder attempts to improve science say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 6 May 2019 - Humanities

    The Philippines is a test case for Asia’s new federalism

    Ahead of elections President Duterte's promise to decentralise The Philippines in favour of federalism is in the spotlight says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 26 March 2019 - Inside Business

    Budgeting for drought

    A University of Melbourne expert says the government's budget response to the needs of farmers in drought must be well planned and continuing rather than ad hoc

  4. 18 December 2018 - Environment

    Our last best chance to stop runaway climate change

    Following the COP24 conference on climate change, University of Melbourne expert Don Henry says Australia needs to lead when it comes to cutting emissions.

  5. 3 October 2018 - Public Affairs

    Is our democracy broken?

    What could the future hold for Australia's democracy? The University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership looks for leaders tackling the future

  6. Podcast15 June 2018 - The Policy Shop

    A new model for public policy?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers how to make policy genuinely evidence-based, with Nicholas Gruen and Patricia Rogers

  7. 24 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    Reducing governments’ reliance on consultants

    Australian governments spend billions on consultants, but a University of Melbourne expert argues this could be reduced by boosting public servants' capacity.

  8. Podcast6 December 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Does government get the right advice?

    On the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on his career.

  9. Podcast31 October 2017 - Up Close

    Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?

    Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.

  10. Podcast22 September 2017 - Up Close

    The rise and reach of transnational policing

    Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.