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  1. 30 November 2017 - Public Affairs

    How did it come to this?

    Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.

  2. 19 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Australia’s place at the human rights table

    Australia could play an important role on the UN's Human Rights Council; but a University of Melbourne expert says it needs to focus human rights at home first

  3. 7 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction

    A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.

  4. 18 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.

  5. 18 July 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?

    Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.

  6. Podcast24 February 2017 - Up Close

    The power of a warm welcome

    Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.

  7. Podcast16 December 2016 - Up Close

    Investigating state crime

    On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.

  8. Podcast15 July 2016 - Up Close

    Freedom from extreme poverty as a human right

    Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world’s very poor are excluded from a life of dignity.

  9. 30 March 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Seniorpreneur: We need you

    Australia needs older workers and they want to contribute, but more is needed to end age discrimination and encourage older people into business and workplaces.