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Victorian voters can put the ‘preference whisperers’ out of business

Victorian voters can lock micro parties out of parliament and counter the tricks of ‘preference whisperers’ by taking advantage of the state’s optional preferential voting system in the parliament’s upper house. The number of political parties contesting this month’s Victorian state election has jumped to...
Audio interview

Sex after 60: what do we need to know?

Even after a lifetime of experience, there are still questions that need to be asked about the sexual health and practices of older people. Dr Bianca Fileborn is asking those questions. She is an instigator of a first-of-its-kind study called Sex, Age and Me: A...

Managing the family's health: Preferences and experiences of women with different working arrangements

In this paper for the 2004 Australian Institute of Family Studies conference Fiona Andrews and Hal Swerissen explore the preferences and experiences of women with different work/family arrangements in managing their children's healthcare. She finds that all women, irrespective of their working arrangements, held similar...


UniPollWatch is a world first. It is the biggest university student journalism project ever undertaken in Australia. The journalism schools at 28 universities have united to cover the 2016 federal election. We are reporting on every House of Representatives electorate, as well as most of...
Conference paper

The connected city

The papers in this session address the conference theme of The Connected City, which explores the provision of urban infrastructure.
Briefing paper

Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations: information and resource paper

The Victorian government commissioned this paper to support the development and implementation of evidence-based polices, programs and services, and to further understand the needs and interests of people with intersex variations in Victoria.

Rural and regional mobilities: exploring the impact of (im)mobilities in rural & regional communities

Like larger urban populations, rural and regional communities have also experienced significant changes with increasing forms of mobility across a number of areas involving rural-to-rural, rural-to-urban, urban-to-rural or international-to-rural migration.

Addressing the decline in sport participation in secondary schools

Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

How is leadership understood in different contexts?

This paper develops a basis for thinking about how followers form perceptions of leaders, the affect this can have on leadership practices, and why this matters for development. It identifies several key areas as important influences on how followers understand leadership.

Review of Victoria’s regional economic development strategy and service delivery model - a submission by regional researchers from RMIT, La Trobe and Federation Universities

Introduction Researchers working on regional development in Victorian universities have collaborated for more than a decade. Working under the auspices of the Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN), a number of shared events and projects have been conducted, seeking to inform policy development in Victoria...