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Corruption scandals are likely to cost President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democratic Party of Indonesia in the country's parliamentary election on Wednesday.

Claiming people have "a right to be bigots" undermines the rights of equality with dignity and non-discrimination, says Dr Mark McMillan, who sued columnist Andrew Bolt in 2009 under the Racial Discrimination Act.

Former Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella will join the University of Melbourne as a Public Policy Fellow, contributing to public debates of national importance and helping teach students.

American scholar Dr Patricia Galloway, the world's foremost expert on megaprojects and gigaprojects, spoke at the University of Melbourne recently on the evolving concept of the megaproject with a particular focus on the Asian region.

A presence of an Australasian parrot in an Italian Renaissance painting is forcing historians to rethink their understanding of 15th century trading networks.

In the wake of the referendum for Crimean independence from Ukraine, both Europe and Russia will have to find compromises which will not be welcomed in Kiev.

An Australian study of Indigenous cultural sites and spaces in urban and regional areas, led by the University of Melbourne in partnership with the City of Melbourne and Traditional Owners, has explored what makes a culturally appropriate representation of Aboriginality.

Dr Barbara Keys discusses the relationship between the Olympics and the international conflict involving Ukraine and Russia. There has been a call for an international boycott of the Paralympics, beginning later this week. 

Ukraine is bordering on a pre-default situation with its economy, says political scientist Professor Leslie Holmes from the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and ill-defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, University of Melbourne research has established.

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