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Gough Whitlam was the first leader to take into account the urbanisation of Australia, and the need to address social inequality in the fringes of urban centres, according to Paul Keating's Deputy Minister Professor Brian Howe.

Joko Widodo's presidency breaks the mould as he is the first non elite figure in Indonesian politics to be democratically elected, but it remains to be seen how he governs without his party's control in the Indonesian Parliament.

A $1 million donation from Mr Allan Myers AO QC will enable the foundation of a new Chair in Classics at the University of Melbourne, to be formally announced tonight.

Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.

The protesters in Hong Kong are driven by frustration at the crises that have hit the territory since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule and the lack of responsiveness to its needs from the government in Beijing.

 

Public Policy Fellow Nicholas Reece thinks it is "absolutely ridiculous" to make laws telling people what they should and should not wear.

Dr Denis Dragovic tells Sky News the Islamic State's staying power depends on its success in three pillars: legitimacy, public security and provision of basic needs (food, water, shelter).

Dave McRae told ABC News 24 on 28 August 2014 the new code of conduct between Australian and Indonesia is a symbolic step that brings to a close the strained relationship over the past year.

A symposium showcasing the work of renowned 70s curator, Kiffy Rubbo, is being held today and tomorrow at the University of Melbourne.  It will explore for the first time the major role Rubbo played in Australian visual culture.

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