Social Policy Research Centre

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A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week. 

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After years of neglect, living conditions in China's state-run orphanages have greatly improved but challenges remain. A UNSW panel on 9 August will discuss what the future hold for the country's orphans. 

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New research has found that the NDIS pricing system does not cover the full costs of disability support and will fail to provide high quality services.

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New research by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found that shared home ownership schemes for people with disability bring potential benefits but also expose people to debt risks.

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Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live, writes Bruce Bradbury.

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The ACT's Extended Throughcare Pilot Program is helping reduce recidivism rates and crime in the community, a UNSW evaluation has found.

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Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas, write Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher.

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When it comes to Australia's employment of people with a disability, perhaps we need to learn from Chinese policy, which combines employment quotas and a levy on employers who do not comply, writes Karen Fisher.

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Dr Cassandra Goldie, head of the Australian Council of Social Service, has a PhD in Law from UNSW. At the university she met Professor Peter Saunders, from the Social Policy Research Centre, with whom ACOSS has now partnered to produce landmark reports into poverty.

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Research conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has revealed an increase in the number of children living in poverty.

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