Social Affairs

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A conference at UNSW on 15 November will bring together leading academics and practitioners to explore successful strategies for improving students’ literacy

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Mish Grigor is the UNSW School of the Arts and Media’s new alumni resident artist – but first she has to finish performances of her show chronicling family conversations about sex.

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Phil Scraton, whose work helped uncover the truth behind the Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96 people in 1989, will deliver a free public lecture at UNSW on 31 October.

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Many Australians are frightened by the prospect of terrorism on home soil, but statistics show there's little to worry about, writes Greg Austin.

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Research conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has revealed an increase in the number of children living in poverty.

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Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation, write Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic.

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It's now almost 30 years since Bob Hawke promised to end child poverty by 1990. In the meantime we have seen economic growth deliver rising real incomes to most Australians, yet the pledge remains a distant goal, writes Peter Saunders.

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Why is it that parents take such different approaches to education and how their children spend their time, ask Rose Butler and Christina Ho.

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From US politics and sexism, to same-sex marriage, Islamophobia and metadata. All the news from the 2016 Australian Political Studies Association conference.

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Bob Carr reflected on his own challenging school experiences in his opening address to a gifted education conference at UNSW.

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