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A top UN human rights official will join the University of Melbourne, where she will contribute to debates about refugee policy across the Asia-Pacific region.

The majority of whistleblower protection laws in G20 countries fail to meet best international standards despite a public pledge to shield whistleblowers from retaliation, a new report has found.

Payday lenders are targeting cash-strapped residents of poorer suburbs, a University of Melbourne study has determined.

Associate Professor Joo-Cheong Tham from the Melbourne Law School thinks we need to strengthen the laws governing political donations and political funding. He spoke with Tony Eastley on ABC News 24.

A respected feminist theorist is calling for a radical rethink of society's acceptance of transgenderism.

Many high school students are struggling with financial literacy, especially students living in rural and regional areas, new University of Melbourne research has found.

Claiming people have "a right to be bigots" undermines the rights of equality with dignity and non-discrimination, says Dr Mark McMillan, who sued columnist Andrew Bolt in 2009 under the Racial Discrimination Act.

Professor Kate Auty, the former Victorian Government Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability has been appointed as a 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

The rights of police to secretly collect suspects' discarded DNA material remains dangerously unregulated in Australia, a University of Melbourne analysis has determined.

Australian unions still play a crucial role in monitoring and enforcing employer compliance with labour laws on behalf of workers, new University of Melbourne Law School research has determined.

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