Keeping right-wing extremism in check
The internet’s a great place to meet like-minded people… even for far-right extremists. Monash experts reflect on the implications for society if right wing extremism is allowed to grow unchecked.
Morrison's epic fail
A crisis of this scale requires a willingness to generate bipartisan consensus, but the PM has struggled to put the national interest above party politics.
Why old-school climate denial has had its day
Ten years ago, politicians would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
Time to walk the tightrope
Now the election dust has settled, both the Coalition and Labor need to carefully consider their next moves.
Defying the polls
Political science explains three reasons why the Coalition won the 2019 federal election.
'New low' for journalism?
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, a barrage of criticism aimed at Labor; News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
Interest rates: The case for leaving them on hold
We run to the monetary policy teat at the first sign of economic weakness because it is easy and comfortable and has delivered before, but this time it's different.
How young Australians will decide who gets their vote
Many of them are voting for the first time in the upcoming federal election, but they're not the homogeneous group we often assume them to be.
Federal election: Shorten's path to PM
Despite an inability to improve his popularity rating, the strength of the Labor leader's team could make for a successful government.
Federal election: Right-wing battleground
If Scott Morrison wins, chances are that the Liberals who have the most potential to harm the government – Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton – would likely also remain to haunt his agenda.
All sorts of sweeteners
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and PM Scott Morrison pack the 2019 Federal Budget full of goodies as they push towards an election.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
Treasurer shows us the money
Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.
Talent shortage, but mining far from rock bottom
Despite the shrinking pool of mining engineering graduates, the industry is crying out for new talent.
What did the Queen know about the Dismissal?
The secrecy surrounding the details of the Whitlam government's removal exemplifies "our arcane and subservient status as constitutional monarchy".
Chair of the Monash Mining and Resources Advisory Board
Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Director, Bachelor of Global Studies
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Associate Professor, Director of Bachelor of International Business Program
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University