Social Affairs

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The ACT's Extended Throughcare Pilot Program is helping reduce recidivism rates and crime in the community, a UNSW evaluation has found.

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Europe, refugees and our obsession with borders will be the focus of a free public lecture by Francois Gemenne at UNSW on 15 March.

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UNSW's newest Grand Challenge will focus on conversations about poverty, disadvantage and inequality, while connecting to broader trends in democratic politics. 

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UNSW's outreach initiative ASPIRE has secured funding to roll out new programs to bring more country kids to university.

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If the IMF is truly concerned with inequality, it needs to make specific changes that go beyond speeches, research papers and ‘pilot projects’, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell. 

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Actions as simple as smiling and saying hello in the supermarket can have a powerful influence on communities, according to social researcher Dr Hugh Mackay.

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Teenagers and alcohol – how soon is too soon? It’s one of the thorniest dilemmas confronting parents. 

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Food security isn't just an issue for developing countries; in Australia we've already experienced the perils of food shortages. UNSW Canberra's Dr Alec Thornton explains.

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Video games such as Battlefield I encourage players to find purpose and meaning in war. But a new generation of artists and gamers is starting to question the messages they propagate, writes Andrew Yip.

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Technological and economic change is empowering a new group of people to push for greater access to opportunities, rights and protections, writes Lindy Edwards.

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