Australia’s rivers are ancestral beings
Rivers are recognised as legal persons and living entities. Experts, including University of Melbourne, say Australia's rivers are Indigenous ‘ancestral beings’
I’m an animal … get me out of here!
Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert
Returning water rights to Aboriginal people
Water justice is a critical issue for Indigenous Peoples; University of Melbourne experts say there are legal and policy opportunities to hand back water rights
What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?
University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech
Regulating medical devices in the ‘Internet of things’
New research led by University of Melbourne is exploring the gap between regulation and practice in diabetes devices that are part of the Internet of Things.
Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms
The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts
Rio Tinto and the anatomy of corporate culpability
Miner Rio Tinto's CEO has resigned over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters; University of Melbourne experts look at the law and culpability
Education technology, schooling and privacy
A University of Melbourne researcher says COVID-19 has highlighted the growth of education technology, but more legal reform is needed for children’s privacy.
Holding corporations to account
The slippery concept of corporate guilt too often allows companies off the hook and it is about time the law was reformed, says a University of Melbourne expert
What could our post-COVID ‘new normal’ look like?
With the strict rules around preventing the spread of COVID-19, a University of Melbourne expert explores how different our new post-emergency ‘normal’ could be