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  1. 12 August 2019 - Humanities

    A bittersweet history

    Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.

  2. 29 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Lucky leaders: How we view the good outcomes of people in power

    University of Melbourne research finds we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.

  3. 30 May 2019 - Go Figure

    The geopolitics of Antarctica

    In 1959, countries around the world came together to establish the Antarctic Treaty; a University of Melbourne expert says it came at a time of frosty politics.

  4. 28 May 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Jakarta riots reveal Indonesia’s deep divisions

    A University of Melbourne expert says Indonesia’s post-election riots and violence highlight the tensions over the place of Islam in the democracy.

  5. 17 May 2019 - Public Affairs

    Get with the (political) programming

    If real-life politics is getting you down, University of Melbourne experts recommend fictional political TV power players to inspire your interest instead.

  6. 14 May 2019 - Humanities

    Protection or punishment for refugees: What are the election policies?

    Australian politics needs a robust debate on the human rights implications of our refugee and border protection policies says University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 13 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The cost of climate (in)action

    Will any major parties' climate policies help Australia meet its Paris commitments, and what is the cost of inaction? A University of Melbourne expert explains.

  8. 9 May 2019 - Inside Business

    What you need to know about the major parties’ policies on personal income tax

    Australia's federal election could be fought over proposed income tax cuts; but what's the actual difference between the Coalition and Labor plans for taxation?

  9. 7 May 2019 - Inside Business

    The battle of the slogans

    As voters are bombarded by ads, a University of Melbourne marketing expert gives his verdict on which party has the most effective political campaign slogan.

  10. 2 May 2019 - Public Affairs

    Is Indonesian democracy still trapped in old-style politics?

    Joko Widodo may have won Indonesia's elections; but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the next generation of politicians who will shake up democracy.