Is there such a thing as a ‘private life’ if you’re in public office?
The recent cases of Barnaby Joyce and Brett Guerin show something about the concept of 'office' today is deeply amiss, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Will Berlusconi make a comeback in Italy? It’s anybody’s guess
Italians are voting to elect a new government and a new prime minister; a University of Melbourne expert finds it's a very unpredictable political contest.
Julia Gillard: On women
Former PM Julia Gillard looks back at her legacy to women in Australia as the University of Melbourne marks The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
John Howard: On gun control
Former PM John Howard looks back at his legacy on gun control in Australia as the University of Melbourne marks the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
Is Europe heading for divorce?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis explains why the EU will survive its current crisis.
The silence of the not-for-profit sector
Research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds that Australia’s not-for-profit organisations are staying silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts.
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.
Why do we measure everything and value nothing?
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins questions neoliberalism and prioritising the economy over people, on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
What history tells us about Catalonian independence
As Spain's Catalonia region prepares to respond to an deadline on independence, a University of Melbourne expert looks back at the history of the region.