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  1. 9 June 2022 - Inside Business

    A family breakup is a poverty trap for women

    A woman’s risk of falling into poverty doubles after a separation, with a family breakup a poverty trap for many, says new University of Melbourne research

  2. 29 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    No butts about stopping tobacco damaging the environment

    Another victim of the tobacco industry is the environment – we need to make the industry accountable for the damage, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 6 December 2021 - Inside Business

    Distress signals

    HILDA shows Australians increasingly report feelings of psychological distress in a trend likely exacerbated by the pandemic says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 6 December 2021 - Inside Business

    How we’ve changed in 20 years

    The HILDA Survey is turning 20 and shows a changing and largely well-functioning society but also reveals pressure points, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 28 May 2021 - Design

    This lockdown is different – in a good way

    There is good reason to be optimistic about Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown because we know what works and do it better says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 31 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Charting our way back to normal

    A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 8 October 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Mobilising the workforce we need in an emergency

    A University of Melbourne expert says Victoria’s COVID-19 Omnibus Bill highlights the challenge of mobilising the right workforce in a public health emergency.

  8. 13 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rating Victoria’s COVID-19 Roadmap

    Victoria’s Roadmap out of the COVID-19 restrictions is good but there are grounds for tweaking it, says University of Melbourne expert Professor Tony Blakely

  9. 11 September 2020 - Humanities

    Living in the crosshairs of COVID-19

    It’s not a pleasant prospect to die from COVID-19, but a University of Melbourne expert ponders the State and Commonwealth decisions that may cost him his life.

  10. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The dynamics of disease

    Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.