Social Affairs

child poverty

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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Of all the various groups of learners in our school systems, it is the gifted and talented – potentially the nation's intellectual and academic elite – who have suffered the largest declines in achievement during recent years, writes Jennifer Jolly.

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Picking a winner in the tumultuous US Presidential race is a fraught exercise, a panel of experts has told a conference audience at UNSW.

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A comparison of media coverage of Julia Gillard's and Malcolm Turnbull's ascent to Prime Minister reveals significant gender bias, according to research presented at UNSW on Wednesday. 

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Patronising racial stereotypes that laud Aboriginal peoples' natural sporting prowess are impeding the development of Aboriginal leadership in sport and its many flow-on benefits, a UNSW researcher has found. 

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Researchers, educators, families, health professionals and gifted students will gather at UNSW from Thursday for the National Gifted Conference. 

Jacqui Lambie

Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that number is estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right? Rafal Chomik investigates.

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