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  1. 16 March 2021 - Inside Business

    Time to reform Australia’s unfair family support system

    Australia's family support system is unfair, making it hard for mothers to return to work and penalising dual-earners, says University of Melbourne researcher.

  2. 7 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Young people are making their way through COVID

    In bleak times Australia’s young people are working hard at getting work, volunteering and connecting to communities, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  3. 23 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

    Australia’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments are in effect crucial strategies for preventing domestic and family violence, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 27 July 2020 - Science Matters

    Paternalism, public housing and COVID-19

    A University of Melbourne researcher says Australia's long history of paternalism against public housing tenants is evident in the hard lockdowns in Melbourne.

  5. 26 May 2020 - Inside Business

    Who’s hit hardest by the COVID-19 economic shutdown?

    Using HILDA data, a University of Melbourne expert highlights the people most vulnerable to the COVID-19 downturn – low-wage earners, women and the young

  6. 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.

  7. 26 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    COVID-19 can reframe health politics

    A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 highlights our capacity to improve health outcomes and exposes our acceptance of suffering for ‘affordability'.

  8. 31 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s friendly history

    University of Melbourne research looks into the history of Australia's friendly societies; which provided all sorts of support to Australians before welfare.

  9. 23 February 2018 - Inside Business

    The Australians stuck below the poverty line

    University of Melbourne research shows persistent poverty in Australia is higher than previously thought, with the most disadvantaged struggling to exit poverty

  10. 1 August 2017 - Inside Business

    For the love of the punt

    The University of Melbourne HILDA Survey 2017 shows over 200,000 Australians are problem gamblers, but very little is known yet about the impact of their habit.