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Informative commentary on legal issues and advances in Victorian, Federal and international law.

  1. 30 May 2019 – #MeToo, Discrimination, Employment, Legal System, Workplace Culture

    Keeping sexual harassment complaints confidential

    Geoffrey Rush's recent trial failed to highlight leaking of the sexual harassment complaint and poor protection for complainant: University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 28 May 2019 – 2019 Indonesian Elections, Indonesia, Politics, Protest, Violence

    Jakarta riots reveal Indonesia’s deep divisions

    A University of Melbourne expert says Indonesia’s post-election riots and violence highlight the tensions over the place of Islam in the democracy.

  3. 26 May 2019 – Employment, Fair Work, Minimum Wage, Pay, Work

    Working hard to make work fairer

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a model that helps the Fair Work Ombudsman find unscrupulous employers exploiting or underpaying workers.

  4. 16 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Banking, Banking Regulation, Banking Royal Commission, Corporate Regulation

    Weighing up the policy responses to banking misconduct

    Australia's major parties all have policies responding to financial services sector misconduct, but University of Melbourne experts say they are light on detail

  5. 8 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, One Nation, Pauline Hanson, Popularism

    Don’t write off One Nation’s election chances

    One Nation’s scandals and extremism hold it back, but it could tap into greater electoral support, say visiting University Melbourne experts from Stony Brook.

  6. 2 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy

    Australia’s cuts to aid go against national interest

    Australia's foreign aid is at a relative all-time low that will only hurt the national interest amid global instability, a University of Melbourne expert warns.

  7. 1 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Antitrust Law, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Competition Law

    Competition policy: An election issue?

    Competition law doesn’t grab headlines at elections, but a University of Melbourne expert says Opposition proposals on fines and merger reviews, merit attention

  8. 30 April 2019 – Anti discrimination, Human rights, Israel Folau, Rugby Australia, Sports Law

    Rugby Australia vs Israel Folau

    Ahead of a hearing on rugby star Israel Folau’s alleged breach of contract over social media posts a University of Melbourne expert assesses the legal arguments

  9. 15 April 2019 – 2019 Indonesian Elections, Election Watch, Elections, Indonesia, Politics

    Indonesia goes to the polls: Rematch or replay?

    The same candidates are running in this year's Indonesia elections, but Subianto’s main advantage is that he is not Jokowi says a University of Melbourne expert