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The most efficient way to run, fund and regulate primary and secondary schools in Australia is for the State and Territory Governments to have sole responsibility, a report published today by the Melbourne School of Government has found.

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.

Experts from the University of Melbourne have developed ten key principles of democratic federal reform that will be examined tonight at the 2015 John Button Oration at Melbourne Town Hall.

Part of a significant donation of $4 million by former staff member and Magistrate, Ms Francine McNiff, The University of Melbourne has established the Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology, a first for the institution. Professor Alison Young has been appointed in this role.

One of the world’s leading experts on contemporary India, Professor Craig Jeffrey, has been appointed the next Director of the Australia India Institute (AII) Australia's national centre for research, teaching and analysis on India, based at the University of Melbourne.

A new Chair of Classics has been established at the University of Melbourne following a significant donation given by Melbourne alumni Mrs Elizabeth and Professor James Tatoulis AM.

Medical artefacts and paraphernalia from the First World War – including a travelling dentistry chair, original medicine bottles and soldier cartoons – are on display at the University of Melbourne’s Medical History Museum.

The University of Melbourne and The Shrine of Remembrance Trustees are pleased to announce that The Anzac battlefield: landscape of war and memory will be opened today.

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