New research shows children growing up in the most disadvantaged suburbs also lack the social opportunities to develop skills that would improve their prospects in life.
Beyond the personal effects on individuals, vast disparities in income can erode social cohesion and undermine economic growth, researchers say.
UNSW and the Australian Council of Social Service have launched a new collaboration to tackle poverty and inequality through high-quality research, policy development and advocacy.
Ahead of a UNSW panel discussion about the impact of inequality on a child's education, Adrian Piccoli and Jihad Dib reframe the debate about Australian education.
The ABS has it wrong: inequality isn't stable in Australia. It's getting worse and worse, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
From September 12, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will post out surveys asking if the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
Higher-density developments change neighbourhoods, often in ways that further disadvantage low-income households, write Laurence Troy, Hazel Easthope and Laura Crommelin.
Philip Alston has urged policy makers to recognise the connections between poverty, inequality and human rights as he delivered the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Public Lecture.
UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston will outline how extreme inequality and poverty violate human rights when he delivers a free public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 August.
NSW parliamentarian and Paralympic gold medalist Liesl Tesch will join PLuS Alliance experts to discuss solutions to inequality at a public Grand Challenges panel event at UNSW on 20 July.