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The nuclear family is “unhealthy”, and our traditional societal structures enable family violence, says Germaine Greer in the latest episode of the University of Melbourne’s The Policy Shop podcast. 

Reading or altering someone’s online vote in Saturday’s election in Western Australia might be much easier than it seems, according to an article published today in Pursuit.

After a successful 2016 pilot program launched in Canberra by The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP and The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, the Melbourne School of Government’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women is calling for 2017 applicants.

The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

University of Melbourne researchers will seek to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track as part of a $5.25 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government and Racing Victoria.

A 16th century, 11-metre-long scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times will be on show to the public for the first time, as the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes collection, to be held at the University of Melbourne for Rare Book Week from July 14.

The latest comprehensive analysis of national plans to address climate change after 2020 shows the world will not reach its target of keeping warming to below 2C off pre-industrial levels.

Masters Students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project (www.unipollwatch.org.au), a groundbreaking national student journalism project.

Dr Sara Bice from the Melbourne School of Government has been awarded one of four inaugural Westpac Research Fellowships, contributing $330,000 towards her research activities.

Current and former politicians from across the political spectrum, speechwriters and senior executives will be amongst the high profile presenters in Australia’s first University-led program committed to addressing the ongoing under-representation of women in politics.

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