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  1. 18 January 2023 - Legal Affairs

    Eradicating modern slavery in Australia

    The Government's review of the ‘Modern Slavery Act’, must address risks of forced labour inherent in our visa system, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 7 November 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    The real cost to unpaid carers

    Unpaid caregiving is detrimental to mental health, finds University of Melbourne research. And globally, the unpaid care load is still mostly carried by women.

  3. 17 June 2021 - Inside Business

    Keeping supply chains ethical and sustainable amid COVID-19

    Pressure on global supply chains from COVID-19 means we need to be watchful that ethics and sustainability aren't sacrificed say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 19 November 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime?

    Victorian Labor has promised to criminalise 'wage theft' if re-elected, but University of Melbourne experts argue this will be difficult to do at state level.

  5. 15 March 2018 - Public Affairs

    South Australia votes: A divided electorate

    University of Melbourne analysis finds the SA-BEST party could hold the balance of power if neither the Liberals nor Labor win outright in South Australia.

  6. 16 November 2017 - Inside Business

    5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy

    The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal

  7. 11 October 2017 - Inside Business

    Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry

    As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.

  8. Podcast12 February 2016 - Up Close

    Passions betrayed: The end of “doing what you love” in the workforce

    Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships are more likely to be disappointed and exploited than fulfilled.

  9. 27 January 2016 - Inside Business

    Too old at 21, you’re fired!

    Minimum wage policies in the Netherlands are making employees barely in their twenties too expensive to keep. Are there lessons for Australia?

  10. Podcast23 October 2015 - Up Close

    From Proletariat to Precariat: Navigating uncertainty in a globalised economy

    Labour historian Professor Leon Fink on the rise of the Precariat - people in a permanent state of intermittent or underemployment.