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Mandatory sentencing

Mandatory minimum sentences and populist criminal justice policy do not work – here’s why

The Victorian Liberal Party recently announced that, if elected in November 2018, it would introduce mandatory minimum sentences for repeat violent offenders as part of its crackdown on crime.

Arts & culture
Indigenous astronomy

Kindred skies: ancient Greeks and Aboriginal Australians saw constellations in common

Look up on any clear night and you can see myriad stars, planets, and the Milky Way stretching across the sky. The chances are that you know some of the constellations.

Arts & culture
family violence

Victoria leads the way on family violence, but Canberra needs to lift its game

Today marks one year since Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence released its seven-volume report and recommendations. These set out a blueprint to transform responses to, and prevention of, family violence.

Arts & culture
Jane Griffiths

2017 Green Room Best Actor awarded to Monash professor

Theatre-maker and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance (CTP), Associate Professor Jane Montgomery-Griffiths, has won best actor in the prestigious Green Room Awards 2017, at a ceremony in Melbourne.

Arts & culture
Dr Ben Wellings

As Brexit begins, Australia mustn’t get caught up in Britain’s post-imperial fantasies

After nine months of uncertainty the moment has finally arrived: the British government will today officially serve notice that it will withdraw from the European Union.

Politics
Tess Ikonomou

Monash Journalism graduate wins coveted Quill award

Monash Journalism graduate and ABC journalist, Tess Ikonomou, has won Student Journalist of the Year in the coveted Melbourne Press Club Quill awards on Friday night.

Arts & culture

Professor Cat Hope appointed Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University is pleased to welcome Cat Hope as Head of School and Professor of Music.

Arts & culture
Associate Professor Margaret Simons

Award-winning journalist Margaret Simons joins Monash Journalism

Award-winning journalist, author and academic Margaret Simons will join the Journalism Department as an Associate Professor in Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism in July this year.

Arts & culture