School of Social Sciences

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Members of the public are often treated as irritants and voyeurs to political processes when the development and acquisition of public land is discussed, writes Mark Rolfe.

Homelessness

Early intervention to prevent homelessness could save taxpayers millions of dollars, an Australian-first study has found.

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If Australia is truly to ''do what it said'', it needs bolder policy positions to take to the UN Security Council, writes Jeni Whalan.

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Abolish multiculturalism and the strong nationalist impulse in this country would go unchecked, writes Geoffrey Brahm Levey.

Energy poverty

The well-being of low-income households is being seriously undermined by the increasing cost of housing and electricity, write Alan Morris and Lynne Chester.

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The catchcry of Islamophobia is used to silence legitimate debate and to imply that any unwelcome comment about anything to do with the Islamic tradition is unwarranted, argues Clive Kessler.

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Australians are hungry for some vision in our politics and for some debate on the big-picture questions about how we see ourselves as a nation. But can our politicians deliver, asks Sarah Maddison.

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A passion for foreign policy is taking UNSW student Hannah Glass to Vladivostok, where she will rub shoulders with world leaders at this year’s APEC summit.

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Rising electricity costs have led to a state of energy poverty for low-income households, often leading to ill health and social deprivation, research has found.

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Like dancing and singing, humour is another means for pollies to connect with the people although, like explosives, it can be difficult to handle, writes Mark Rolfe.

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