A University of Melbourne study of high school subject choices reveals that girls are less likely to choose science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects than boys, despite many girls testing better in these subjects.
In an interview with Sky Business News on December 17, Dr Vincent Grégoire discussed why expectations of an increase in USA interest rates were higher than ever since the GFC. He says markets are now expecting important policy announcements on days with press conferences.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Arizona State University and the University of British Columbia have found that Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings with press conferences are considered by the market to be more important than those without.
The first Australian university program to address the continued under-representation of women in parliament has been launched today by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Ms Carol Schwartz AM and the University of Melbourne at Parliament House, Canberra.
Disadvantaged Australians who suffer violence and housing problems, especially both at one point in time, are at higher risk of suffering these problems again at a later point says a new report from the University of Melbourne.
Advertising messages outlining social consequences of problem gambling tend to be more effective than those that show the loss of material possessions or money, says a new report from the University of Melbourne.
University of Melbourne’s Dr. Miya Tokumitsu’s new book ‘Do What You Love and Other Lies About Success and Happiness’ says that when it comes to work and fulfilment, doing what we love might not make us happy after all.
Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations have significantly higher levels of life satisfaction than those living in major cities, according to Australia’s most comprehensive household survey.
According to a longitudinal study following more than 1,000 homeless Australians and those at risk of homelessness, 42 percent of people released from prison, juvenile detention or remand in the past 6 months were found to be homeless.
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.