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Issues that swung elections
Mon 29 Apr 2019
Only twice have Australian electors chosen to vote out a sitting prime minister. Both times, industrial relations was the key.
Many Australians think real leadership is lacking
Wed 17 Apr 2019
Findings from the Australian Leadership Index shows that many Australians have little faith in the leadership of the nation’s political parties.
How the housing boom has driven rising inequality
Fri 07 Sep 2018
Associate Professor Wendy Stone and Liss Ralston from the Centre for Urban Transitions discuss the impact of the housing boom.
Should the government intervene to fix low wages?
Tue 29 May 2018
Professor Beth Webster notes the need for the government to re-balance the economy.
Why are ‘feminine’ crafts like basket weaving disparaged by politicians?
Fri 18 May 2018
Journalism Director, Sue Green responds to Simon Birmingham’s comment insulting TAFE teachers and denigrating crafts traditionally practised by women.
Where has Melbourne’s political graffiti gone?
Thu 26 Apr 2018
Associate Professor, Dr Flavia Marcello writes about the lack of political content in most of Melbourne’s graffiti.
New electoral law could still hobble charities
Mon 16 Apr 2018
Dr Krystian Seibert discusses the complex nature of a bill that seeks to ban foreign donations to political parties and their “associated entities".
We need a tertiary master plan
Wed 28 Feb 2018
Professor Linda Kristjanson AO discusses Australia’s need for a new master plan for post-secondary education.
Sporting sector may be key to reducing violence against women
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Researchers are exploring how sports can promote gender equality and reduce violence against women
Government must not punish students for failed legislation
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson AO discusses the proposed cuts to higher education funding, which is now unlikely to pass the Senate.