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Dr Michael Kirby delivers this year's Richard Larkins Oration

Monash University’s annual Richard Larkins Oration in Melbourne was at the Myer Mural Hall on Wednesday, 4 October 2017. Representatives of business, government, industry, alumni and University supporters attended this prestigious event to

University news

How to engineer a plebiscite disaster: lessons from the Tasmanian dams vote

There is an old saying that those who don’t learn from history’s mistakes are bound to repeat them. One wonders if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recalls the name of Doug Lowe, for Turnbull’s marriage equality postal plebiscite is on the cusp

Politics
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Monash scientist honoured by prestigious UK Medical Fellowship

Monash University scientist, Professor Jamie Rossjohn, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.

Medicine & health
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Conservatives no longer a shoo-in as UK voters head to the polls

Beneath the sudden, heightened security of the campaign due to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, the UK general election is a tale of difference: different leaders, different campaigns, different classes and different nations.

Politics
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Three Monash academics elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Three Monash University researchers have today been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, it was announced today.

Science
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

Trump can kill deals

Trump can kill trade deals but he can’t kill globalisation

2016 will go down as a watershed year for all the wrong reasons: Britain’s EU exit faces strong opposition; Syria remains plunged in civil war.

Business

Our nation's leading economists favour Clinton

Australia’s interests would be much better served by the election of Hillary Clinton according to a new poll of members of the Monash-ESA forum.

Business