Breaking the family chain of joblessness
New University of Melbourne research finds children of parents who are both jobless can experience long-term disadvantage, but good policy can break the cycle.
Empowering everyone to improve their own health
A University of Melbourne expert designs and evaluates behaviour change interventions. Now he's in Australia, aiming to improve the population's health here.
Our last best chance to stop runaway climate change
Following the COP24 conference on climate change, University of Melbourne expert Don Henry says Australia needs to lead when it comes to cutting emissions.
Does Australia have a gambling problem?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.
Australia’s ‘nothing to see here’ approach to climate policy
The Government’s review of climate change policy reveals a ‘nothing to see here’ approach, which according to University of Melbourne experts, is not surprising
Is Australia failing to educate?
Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
Defining policy failure in the Australian public service
The University of Melbourne's 'The Australian Policy Handbook' looks at how the success or failure of policy can impact on the public's perception of the APS.
What does strong political leadership in Australia look like?
The University of Melbourne and the Susan McKinnon Foundation launch the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership, honouring outstanding Australian politicians.
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.