Outlook 2017: What we learned
Participants in the University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2017 discussed pressing issues including energy policy and welfare reform.
Trump and the decline of the virtuous presidency
The Founding Fathers' ideals for the office of President included dignity and virtue; Donald Trump doesn't uphold these, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.
On alert: The Philippines and climate change
The Philippines plans to reduce emissions by 70 per cent by 2030, but also wants 23 new coal-powered station by then in a confused approach to climate change.
How research can improve outcomes
The 2016 Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Why society is making people with disabilities sick
With a diagnosis of MS and a son with autism, Professor Anne Kavanagh's research into the health of people with disability is profoundly personal.
Paris has been a war-ground on two different fronts in recent weeks, writes MSSI Research Fellow Dr Ben Parr in this opinion piece.
What we can do to fix democracy
The Democracy in Transition conference gave participants the opportunity to "fix democracy". So what ideas did they come up with?
Blog: Democracy in Transition
Regular updates from the 2015 Democracy in Transition conference, hosted by the Melbourne School of Government.
Is proof overrated? Judge for yourself
Policymakers often cite research as proof on contested issues. But does overwhelming evidence necessarily lead to evidence-based policy?