Social Affairs

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Security Council resolution 2242 makes the prevention of terrorism and violent extremism central to the women, peace and security agenda, writes Laura Shepherd.

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We must do more to find alternatives to the increasing use of imprisonment to address women's health and social problems, write Paul Simpson and Tony Butler.

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For decades, Australia has kept out migrant children with disabilities. Ruth Balint says it’s time we gave them protection instead.

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Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, offers some alternatives to Australia's current handling of refugees.

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Preventing sexual violence is everybody’s responsibility, but we need to think carefully about how we do it, writes Biance Fileborn.

Whyalla

Decades of expansion for Whyalla were followed by decades of contraction. The steel making port city has seen optimism and idealism but also alienation and apathy, writes Peter Stanley.

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The first ever Refugee Alternatives Conference will explore alternatives to current refugee policy and develop sustainable solutions to one of the global community’s great modern challenges.

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To resist mergers, councils in city areas will need to secure much wider support, writes Amelia Thorpe.

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Inequality is at the heart of much of the world's political and social upheaval, according to the leads of UNSW's latest Grand Challenge. 

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Disney's Moana is a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy, write Duane Hamacher and Carla Bento Guedes.

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