Henderson’s legacy: Revisiting universal basic income
Many view a Universal Basic Income as controversial, but a University of Melbourne expert and former Deputy PM argues the idea is now more relevant than ever.
Disadvantage, family breakdown and homelessness
University of Melbourne research looks at the statistics to reveal a link between relationship breakdown and homelessness in Australia's disadvantaged families.
Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.
Deaths of despair
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.
Freedom from extreme poverty as a human right
Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world’s very poor are excluded from a life of dignity.
Seeds of hope lie in forests
The Paris Agreement recognises that forests are crucial to tackling emissions, but to save our trees we must tackle poverty, forestry expert Rod Keenan writes.