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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.

Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars, a new University of Melbourne study has revealed. And those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community, the research found. 

The University of Melbourne is celebrating its three Fulbright Scholars – an expert in Global Paediatric Health, an Emergency Medicine specialist and a world leader in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law – after receiving their awards at a presentation dinner last night in Perth.

 The University of Melbourne has congratulated law alumnus the Honourable Geoffrey Nettle on his appointment to the High Court of Australia.

The first major study of the enforcement of Australia’s insider trading laws has shown the number of insider trading cases brought by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is increasing, and the regulator is having better success with its cases.

Professor Gerry Simpson from the Melbourne Law School says it is unlikely that the Scottish will vote for independence but very likely they will wish they had.

The whistleblower protection laws of most G20 countries would not adequately shield government and corporate employees who report corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing, a new report released today has found.

Dr Mark McMillan told NITV the move to change Australia's racial discrimination laws has spurred a debate over intolerance which the Prime Minister had to address.

Dr Suelette Dreyfus told ABC News 24 that data retention of citizens raises many questions of its effectiveness, collection and storage.

Australia could build a very positive working relationship with Indonesia's new president, but it will take some effort, Professor Tim Lindsey tells Sky News.

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