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.
Medical artefacts and paraphernalia from the First World War – including a travelling dentistry chair, original medicine bottles and soldier cartoons – are on display at the University of Melbourne’s Medical History Museum.
The G20 summit held in Brisbane, Australia on 15-16 November 2014 was a massive logistical exercise involving the arrival of 30 State jets, 4,000 world leader advisors, 3,000 national and international media and the creation of a no-go "Red Zone" for the host city and surrounding suburbs.
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.