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  1. 16 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s referendum drought

    As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.

  2. 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.

  3. Podcast16 June 2017 - Up Close

    Rivers as persons

    Environmental law researchers Erin O’Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones discuss recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere.

  4. 2 June 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Marking Mabo: How has Native Title changed since the landmark ruling?

    25 years on from the milestone Mabo ruling in Australia's High Court, University of Melbourne experts reflect on native title, and its legal standing.

  5. 15 May 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Keeping up with the droneses: How criminal laws deal with new technology

    New technologies like drones pose a challenge for criminal law; a University of Melbourne expert explains the Law must keep pace with society's shifting values.

  6. 14 May 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Digital disruption and the Law

    The legal profession is experiencing digital disruption. Dean of the University of Melbourne Law School, Carolyn Evans, argues legal education must adapt too.

  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. Podcast21 October 2016 - Up Close

    Ageing workers: Old and in the way?

    Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.

  9. Podcast17 June 2016 - Up Close

    Law, science and the forging of “truth”

    Social science and legal scholar Professor Sheila Jasanoff considers how science and the law interact or compete in the formulation of public reason.

  10. 9 June 2016 - Legal Affairs

    The case for removing judges’ retirement age

    Federal judges must retire at 70 in Australia. Has the time come to reassess the use of compulsory retirement as society’s views on age continue to shift?