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

Lottery winners tend to switch their political allegiances towards right-wing political parties and become less egalitarian, joint UK-Australian research has found.

Senior Lecturer in American Politics Tim Lynch discussed this taciturn approach, and the state of the US-China-Australia relationship on Sky News. 

With a largely deadlocked Congress, US President Barack Obama sought to use the State of the Union address to speak directly to voters.

AUSTRALIANS could be singing a different national anthem had the country's athletes been more successful at the 1976 Olympics, according to an analysis by Melbourne historian Dr Tony Ward.

Learn how a 'swag' of gold medals at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics could have helped make Waltzing Matilda Australia's national anthem.

Australians might soon be expected to tip as frequently and generously as Americans, new research warns.

Distinguished Australian historian Professor Geoffrey Blainey will be awarded the University of Melbourne's inaugural Tucker Medal, in recognition of his substantial contributions to the University, the Faculty of Arts and to public life.

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