Social Affairs

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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.

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The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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Girls have the academic skills to excel but can be held back by anxiety and stereotypes, says a leading educational psychologist at UNSW Sydney.

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The 16th Australian Social Policy Conference held this week at UNSW Sydney was a space for deep and critical thinking about some of society's major challenges.

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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.

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NSW Government policies that foster "administrative evil" have destroyed inner Sydney’s public housing communities, a leading researcher in public policy says. 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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More than 300 national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers will gather at UNSW from Monday for the biennial Australian Social Policy Conference. 

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China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare, ageing and disability will be among the research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop at UNSW next week. 

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