Social Affairs

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NSW Premier Nathan Rees, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and a senior Chinese delegation were among those celebrating the opening of a Confucius Institute at UNSW.

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Dr Sarah Maddison is heading to North America on a Churchill Fellowship to investigate different models of Indigenous representation.

The outstanding achievements of UNSW staff in improving student learning have been recognised with seven citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

The abysmal state of indigenous affairs is just one, if the most horrifying, symptom of governance structures locked in the past, argues Professor Peter Shergold, head of the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW.

Can public policies be better designed to support motherhood and gender equality in the workforce?

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The largest conference on Japanese studies and language ever convened in Australia is underway at UNSW this week.

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UNSW academic Katharine Gelber has been recognised for her work on human rights, delivering the prestigious Mitchell Oration at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

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UNSW's largest Winter School to date has prepared 150 Indigenous students for future tertiary education.

Close to two-thirds of Australians who turn to welfare agencies for help are missing out on the "essentials of life", a national survey from the Social Policy Research Centre has found.

The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, will open the 2009 Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW this week.