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Australia’s existing economic policy settings and our politicians' obsession with returning the country to surplus are sending mixed signals, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Economists at the University of Melbourne have warned Australia is just one economic downturn away from a disability benefit blowout.

Greater effort must be put into differentiating high-quality evidence from substandard evidence when evaluating public policy in Australia, according to new research by the University of Melbourne.

The Federal Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year without affecting patient outcomes by reducing the private health insurance rebate, a University of Melbourne study has determined.

Debate over whether there needs to be a code of conduct to regulate dealings between grocery retailers and suppliers will receive fresh impetus in a major public symposium in Melbourne this Thursday.

Dr Mike Pottenger talks to ABC News 24 about the challenges of managing corruption within law enforcement bodies in light of the Federal Government's announcement of new policies aimed at stamping out corruption within the Customs service.

Dr Margaret Simons, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, speaks to Sky News about the paywall model's being trialled and implemented around the world as a way to try and generate revenue for online news services.

A search engine for finding bargains, wheelchair mounted robot arms for people with quadriplegia and an electronic portable device that allows easy matching of paint colours, are just some of the projects that are being translated from ideas to reality through a new entrepreneurial program at the University of Melbourne.