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.
The first book to explore the importance of country music in Australian society has been released by Lyrebird Press, part of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA&MCM).
The University of Melbourne has been recognized as one of the top research and innovation institutions in the country, after the announcement of the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation & Innovation Awards.
According to a longitudinal study following more than 1,000 homeless Australians and those at risk of homelessness, 42 percent of people released from prison, juvenile detention or remand in the past 6 months were found to be homeless.