Author: The University of Melbourne

The West’s age of retreat

Liberal democracy is in an age of retreat and needs to re-engage citizens, tackle inequality and end internet monopolies, argues a University of Melbourne expert. Read More

Law degrees aren’t just for lawyers

There is significant public good in having people with legal training working across all sectors of our economy. A law degree comes with analytical, reasoning, research and communication skills, explains Melbourne Law School dean Pip Nicholson. Read More

Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

The 2018 Henderson Conference commemorates the 50th anniversary of Professor Ronald Henderson’s pivotal work on poverty in Australia. This collaboration between The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute and the Brotherhood of St Laurence examines how our social security system can better respond to poverty and inequality in Australia. Read More

Why Angela Merkel’s government won’t be hurt by refugee issues

Once a crowd-pleaser, Germany's 'open door' refugee policy lost favour and could have cut short Angela Merkel's plan for a four-term Chancellor. But deft management of the politics and a calm and non-confrontational approach during the campaign has given the impression despite high number of arrivals, she still has the situation in control. Read More