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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

Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention

Family violence and youth justice have been subjected to an intense focus in Australia in the past year. Reviews have revealed the failure to provide effective responses to these issues.

Law
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If only we could see all the credit card fees we pay

Australians spend around A$48 billion per month  on credit, charge and debit cards. But the different fees, surcharges and “reward points” on these cards can be confusing.

Business
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Elder abuse report ignores impact on people’s health

The good news is that Australia is doing something positive to improve the lives of our parents and grandparents. The bad news is we can no longer pretend there are golden years awaiting us all in old age.

Medicine & health
Revenge porn

Not just ‘revenge porn’ – image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians

The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with one in five people suffering image-based abuse, according to a study by Monash University and RMIT University.

Arts & culture
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

Compensation article

Road accident victims' recovery slower when seeking compensation: study finds

For the 66,000 Australians injured in a motor vehicle crash each year the path to recovery can be slow. However new research from Monash University has found engagement with the road accident compensation system can make recovery even slower.

Medicine & health