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Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has provoked a global debate about rising inequality and what to do about it.

The University of Melbourne recently hosted a panel discussion these issues, with pannelists Professor Ross Garnaut, Dr Mark Triffitt and Dr Helen Szoke. The panellists discussed Australia's wealth and opportunity gap, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. 

Half of women and a quarter of men have experienced discrimination in the workplace because of family obligations. Associate Professor Susan Ainsworth told ABC News 24 that there were some positives in the latest survey by the Human Rights Commission.

The income for the top 1% of Australian earners has not increased for nearly a decade, according to tax data analysed by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne.

An independent voice composed of Australia’s leading economic and social policy experts was established in Melbourne today (Friday 11th)

The University of Melbourne’s in-house entrepreneur incubator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program, has been ranked 13th in the world by the leading Swedish-based UBI Index.

The majority of whistleblower protection laws in G20 countries fail to meet best international standards despite a public pledge to shield whistleblowers from retaliation, a new report has found.

Australia's largest household survey has revealed that retirees are dependent on government benefits, men are doing dramatically less housework than women and that 'female breadwinners' are on the rise.

Australian workplaces and households have changed dramatically over the past decade. This episode of VISIONS looks at the latest data from Australia's largest nationally representative survey, HILDA. Since 2001 economists from the Melbourne Institute have collected data from the same group of several thousands Australians to develop a 'moving picture' of how their lives are changing. Read more here.

The landslide victory by the Narendra Modi led BJP in the Indian election will please business leaders, says Dr Pradeep Taneja. 

World-leading academics in the fields of poverty, experimental finance and consumer empowerment will join the University's Faculty of Business and Economics, bolstering research and teaching capacity.

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