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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.

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Beyond the personal effects on individuals, vast disparities in income can erode social cohesion and undermine economic growth, researchers say.

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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.

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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.

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The ABS has it wrong: inequality isn't stable in Australia. It's getting worse and worse, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

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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.

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Higher-density developments change neighbourhoods, often in ways that further disadvantage low-income households, write Laurence Troy, Hazel Easthope and Laura Crommelin.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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