Social Affairs

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Enough of the hand-wringing – the world needs a “coalition of the obligated” to take action to stop mass atrocities, writes Toni Erskine. 

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Author Shirley Hazzard taught readers to approach literature with an ear to poetry and reminded us of the endless and important labour of art, writes Brigitta Olubas.

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In teaching us to approach literature with an ear to poetry, Shirley Hazzard reminds us of the endless and important labour of art, writes Brigitta Oubas.

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The iconic Sirius apartment building in Sydney's The Rocks is the latest battleground in the fight over who lives in our cities, writes Grace Karskens.

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Dr Cassandra Goldie, head of the Australian Council of Social Service, has a PhD in Law from UNSW. At the university she met Professor Peter Saunders, from the Social Policy Research Centre, with whom ACOSS has now partnered to produce landmark reports into poverty.

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The research libraries attached to art galleries are some of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.

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A landmark UNSW-led study has painted a grim picture of the long-term impacts of growing up in care, with almost every respondent reporting abuse and maltreatment, and many suffering disadvantage throughout their lives.

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If Donald Trump decides to undo the Iran nuclear agreement, it could damage Iran's internal stability and economic recovery as well as US relations with Europe and Russia.

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The tension between the right to confidentiality and the need for family support when young people are being treated for mental health issues will be explored at the Youth, Health and Practical Justice conference. 

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The way violence degrades women's financial status affects lives across generations. Yet the issue remains in the shadows, write Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis.

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