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Australian workplaces and households have changed dramatically over the past decade. This episode of VISIONS looks at the latest data from Australia's largest nationally representative survey, HILDA. Since 2001 economists from the Melbourne Institute have collected data from the same group of several thousands Australians to develop a 'moving picture' of how their lives are changing. Read more here.

Dr Scott Brenton discusses what defines a constitutional crisis in state politics and whether the current controversy involving Frankston MP Geoff Shaw classifies as one. 

US president Barack Obama's commencement speech to the United States Military Academy at West Point has been harshly criticised.

A new robotic dairy that uses lasers to detect cow teats, allowing the animals to 'self milk', has been opened in northern Victoria.It's the centrepiece of the University of Melbourne's revamped Dookie campus, located near Shepparton.The dairy is teaching agricultural students about futuristic methods of milk and food production, and facilitating research into emerging animal welfare issues. 

Dr Pradeep Taneja from the Faculty of Arts tells CNBC Asia that despite positive discussions at Modi's swearing in ceremony, there should not be high expectations about an improved India-Pakistan relationship just yet.

Robotic warfare, cyber warfare and other new battlefield technologies need to be carefully scrutinised by the international community before it is too late, said Vincent Bernard from the International Committee of the Red Cross, while on a visit to the Melbourne Law School.

A recent mass-shooting in California will do little to help the cause of American's calling for greater gun control, Dr Nick Sharman told Sky News.

European residents have a general 'lack of confidence' in the EU to provide solutions, said Prof Philomena Murray on SBS News this week.

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Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, talks to Sky News about fee deregulation, student debt, and cuts to university funding.

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