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Urban planning experts at the University of Melbourne have produced an action plan to tackle Victoria’s housing affordability crisis.

The University of Melbourne is holding its first ever “Snitch Hunt” on Saturday — World Human Rights Day — to show just how Australia’s new metadata laws have scuppered notions of privacy and made it a doddle to flush out whistleblowers.

 

According to new research by academics from University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users. 

This week, the School of Mathematics and Statistics Building was renamed the Peter Hall building, in honour of the late Professor Peter Hall, an ARC Laureate Fellow and distinguished University of Melbourne theoretical statistician who died in January 2016. 

Three University of Melbourne students have been awarded New Colombo Plan Scholarships, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

A leading Victorian family violence expert has responded to the Victorian Commission on Children and Young People report, Neither Seen nor Heard, which exposes multiple ‘systemic issues’ with the current child protection system.

Community members trained as coaches will work with people affected by South Australia’s catastrophic 2013 Pinery bushfire, in a pilot study to test an emotional recovery program for trauma survivors. 

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal.

Australia’s 719-year-old edition of Magna Carta, the only copy in the southern hemisphere, will be removed from its case at Australian Parliament House as part of a new conservation and testing program.

The University of Melbourne will progress with a new strategy that seeks to provide greater public acknowledgement of the institution’s historic diversity across all of its campuses.

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