By The University of Melbourne
Emerging research suggests that we are now facing a global loneliness epidemic among our young people. In fact, young people are now reporting feelings of…
By Timothy O'Leary
What have reforms to the old Building Code of Australia delivered? Is the new code good enough?…
What kind of leader am I, if I’m a leader at all? I think I am a policy influencer. I’m not a minor influencer but…
By Meredith Temple-Smith
Congenital syphilis has re-emerged as a problem in Australia, with health authorities now urging pregnant women to get tested for the disease. Far from being…
Workplace bullying creates a toxic environment, but the #MeToo movement is highlighting the drivers of abuse that women experience at work.
By Vanessa Teague
New legislation aims to expose the communications of serious criminals, but it might undermine our security too.
By Shaun Carney
In this edited extract of the new book The Change Makers, Professor Marcia Langton tells author Shaun Carney that when you do the right thing…
By Alan March, Janet Stanley & Constanza Gonzalez-Mathiesen
Bushfire planning around our expanding urban environments is crucial for dealing with Australia’s increasing bushfire risk.
By Anders Furze
Although science says the earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.
By Cheryl Critchley
On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often come with strings attached.
By Frederik Vervaet
The Roman emperor Augustus is often held up as a model statesman, but a University of Melbourne expert warns admirers should be careful what they…
By Yvette Maker & Jeannie Marie Paterson
Essential but often complex services need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities. Here’s how you do it.
By Michelle Stratemeyer, Victor Sojo Monzon, Melissa Wheeler, Robert Wood
A two-year pilot implemented for the Victorian state government found simple strategies like de-identifying CVs and changing the language in job advertisements can have a…
By Michael Brear
Intervention by different governments in Australia’s National Electricity Market is becoming common, but without a coherent, national approach we risk reduced reliability, higher prices and…
By Vera Ignjatovic & Xavier Busuttil-Crellin
When you have a blood test, your results are compared to what’s considered ‘normal’ in order to work out suitable treatment, but this vital step…
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