University of Melbourne researchers are pushing for recognition of young ‘kinship carers’ — a hidden group aged 30 and under caring for family members or friends aged under 18, sacrificing their own careers, education and wellbeing.
The University of Melbourne has received Australian Research Council grants totalling more than $44 million for projects including understanding the environmental impact of fire before the arrival of Europeans, antibiotic resistance in soil, and how bacteria affects gut function.
The University of Melbourne has become a major partner with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in ACMI X, a pioneering co-working space where people from various cutting-edge creative industries are brought together to share ideas, experience and inspiration.
A new fellowship dedicated to supporting mid-career leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities over the next two decades will be launched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra this morning.
The authors of a world first study of GPs have found that girls as young as 15 are undergoing labiaplasties and other procedures, even though the medical consensus is that female genitalia do not reach maturity until around the age of 18.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.