The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has called on Australia to consider revisiting events of its past, such as the treatment of Indigenous Australians, in a way that recognises and includes the voices of people previously marginalised.
Children's experiences of parental relationship breakdown, and life for refugee children after settlement, will be among the topic discussed on the final day of Australia’s largest social policy conference.
Can older Australians turn the family home into an income stream? Will automation make us all redundant? Is Sydney becoming a city of ‘have’ and ‘have nots’? These are some of the questions being addressed by the latest research and data at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.
Australia should raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 to reduce the risk of children embarking on life-long involvement with the criminal justice system, according to UNSW Sydney's Professor Chris Cunneen.