Social Policy Research Centre

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Rent assistance is only $10-14 per day, well below rent levels.

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A UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership report explores the lived experiences of poverty among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An evaluation by UNSW researchers finds a successful model for consumers and investors that’s achieving positive outcomes.

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An Aboriginal-led research project is developing greater understanding of the complex challenges Aboriginal families face reunifying with children removed to out-of-home care.  

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A UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research report shows people in poverty are falling behind the rest of society.

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A growing body of data and knowledge from overseas studies could inform Australia’s recreational cannabis laws, says a UNSW Sydney expert in drug policy research.

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Mainstream medicine hasn’t yet found enough evidence-based treatments for long COVID. No wonder sufferers are turning to unproven therapies.

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Drawing on the lived experience of disability, UNSW researchers offer insights into how we build a more inclusive society.

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Localised data on alcohol-related harm and licensed outlets will help decisions on new liquor licences maintain a health focus.

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You might be surprised to know that many unemployed Australians are not on unemployment benefits. And then came COVID – which saw a big shift in how many people were able and willing to claim.

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