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The remarkable legal career of Alan Goldberg AO QC and his contribution within and beyond the Australian legal profession has been acknowledged in the establishment of the Alan Goldberg Scholarship at Melbourne Law School.

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.

Bendigo will host a major public discussion to be held on Thursday September 10 to discuss the best way forward for Australian democracy following the recent release of the Federal Government’s White Paper on the Reform of the Federation.

Professor Tim Lindsey from the Melbourne Law School talks to Bloomberg about the effectiveness of the current Indonesian government.

Gumatj leader and Yothu Yindi Foundation chairman Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Melbourne during a special ceremony in northeast Arnhem Land.

Experts from the University of Melbourne have developed ten key principles of democratic federal reform that will be examined tonight at the 2015 John Button Oration at Melbourne Town Hall.

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.