social policy

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

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The way violence degrades women's financial status affects lives across generations. Yet the issue remains in the shadows, write Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis.

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Young people and the very old are our happiest citizens, with those in mid-life having lower life satisfaction, a national survey shows.

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The fallout from the Global Financial Crisis and its impact on the welfare sector is the focus of the country’s pre-eminent conference on social policy, held at UNSW this month.

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Australia’s young people are facing urgent problems, including a youth unemployment rate of 13.9% and demand for jobs that is far outstripping supply, write Kristy Muir, Abigail Powell and Rose Butler.

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If reducing the numbers of Indigenous Australians in prison is to be achieved, then we need to invest more in research on alternatives, write Paul Simpson and Michael Doyle.