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A memorandum of understanding between Melbourne University and the Andrews Government has unlocked $2.1 million in Federal funding to establish a marine research centre in the heritage buildings at Point Nepean.

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.

Three years after the launch of the roadmap to close the gap for vision, progress has been made but “much remains to be done”, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a $320 million assistance package to drought-stricken farmers was "a hand up", not a handout. 

Dr Mike Pottenger talks to ABC News 24 about the challenges of managing corruption within law enforcement bodies in light of the Federal Government's announcement of new policies aimed at stamping out corruption within the Customs service.


JUNE 25th, 2012 — As the nation's political leaders gathered in Canberra to discuss education reform and the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, University of Melbourne public policy researcher Bronwyn Hinz (@BronwynHinz) spoke to ABC News 24 about the liklihood of consensus.

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne will investigate Australians’ vulnerability to homelessness under a $5 million project announced by the Federal Government.

The University of Melbourne has a range of academic experts available to comment on the 2010 budget announcements.