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  1. 9 May 2022 - Inside Business

    Persistent poverty is a major policy issue

    While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers

  2. 4 May 2022 - Humanities

    Buying and selling the poor

    Australia’s welfare-to-work system is extensively privatised but is failing disadvantaged job seekers, say University of Melbourne and University of NSW experts

  3. 22 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future

    It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.

  4. 23 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Will COVID-19 change what it means to be unemployed?

    Unemployment due to COVID-19 means it's time to revisit the ‘dole bludger’ image, and support everyone seeking work, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 29 March 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Our food supply has problems with equity, not quantity

    Shocks to our food supply provide opportunity to transform our food systems to be healthier, more sustainable and equitable say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 19 November 2019 - Humanities

    Volunteers don’t come free

    New University of Melbourne research finds urgent action is needed to maintain sustainable volunteer services for people with disability and their families.

  7. 28 February 2018 - Inside Business

    The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment

    Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.

  8. Podcast21 December 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Taking the pulse of the NDIS

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers the history of the NDIS and how the rollout is going so far, with former chair of the NDIA Bruce Bonyhady.

  9. 23 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Can the NDIS deliver?

    A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.

  10. Podcast21 October 2016 - Up Close

    Ageing workers: Old and in the way?

    Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.