Social Policy Research Centre

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Posting information about our children on social media raises serious questions about their privacy now and in the future, writes Myra Hamilton.  

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Family support plays a critical role in Australians with spinal cord injuries participating fully in society, new UNSW research has found.

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Disadvantaged children benefit cognitively from starting primary school early but often suffer socially, new UNSW research has found.

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Newly appointed director of UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre Professor Kelley Johnson plans to take an active part in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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For tertiary-educated workers their house matters, but for workers without a degree, happiness is more about the neighbourhood, new research suggests.

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One in every two young people relies in some way on a trusted adult who is either a paid or volunteer worker in their community, UNSW research presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference suggests. 

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Women experiencing multiple instances of money stress are three times more likely to become a victim of violence in the following year, a study by Don Weatherburn has found. The research is presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference.

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The implications of women's participation in the workforce, such as gender divisions of earnings in the household, will be examined by Professor Sue Richardson, keynote speaker at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW next week. 

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We need to redouble efforts to support young people when they transition from foster care, writes Elizabeth Fernandez.  

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Even the most resilient asylum seekers who spend more than six months in detention risk mental illness, new research has found.

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