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  1. 24 July 2017 - Inside Business

    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.

  2. Podcast29 June 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Kaggle founder talks Big Data

    Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.

  3. 27 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Fighting for disabled people’s health

    The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.

  4. 9 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Budget hits political reset

    The Federal government's 2017-18 budget is as much about politics as economics, says University of Melbourne policy analyst Nick Reece

  5. Podcast21 April 2017 - Up Close

    The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people

    Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.

  6. Podcast24 February 2017 - Up Close

    The power of a warm welcome

    Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.

  7. Podcast23 December 2016 - The Policy Shop

    What is a refugee?

    As numbers of displaced people reach record levels around the world, nations have to find ways of dealing with the growing crisis.

  8. Podcast8 September 2016 - The Policy Shop

    How can literature influence public policy?

    Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?

  9. 18 July 2016 - Under the Microscope

    The economist who knows us all

    Overseeing the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey has given Professor Roger Wilkins a unique insight into the state of Australia.

  10. Podcast20 June 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Swimming in a sea of bureaucracy

    Big Government v Small Government. The size, reach and role of Governments comes under scrutiny in this episode of The Policy Shop podcast.