The Spring 2015 special edition of Meanjin has been guest-edited by the University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher. The issue will be launched on Thursday 17 September.
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.
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.
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.