Social Policy Research Centre

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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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The first major evaluation of community detention's expansion in Australia has found the program poses little risk to asylum seekers.

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The salary gap between men and women in NSW is narrowing, according to the second annual report on the status of women released at UNSW today.

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Using temporary visas to supply lower skill personal carers is a short-sighted response to real problems of long-term under-investment in the disablity sector's greatest asset: its frontline workforce, argue Natasha Cortis and Shani Chan.

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The NSW government has thrown its support behind a landmark report by UNSW’s Professor Deborah Brennan, by announcing a $20 million injection into the state's preschools.

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Inner city Australians enjoy a higher standard of living than their suburban and rural counterparts, according to new research from UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre.

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The unique needs of people with younger onset dementia have been addressed for the first time in new research by the Social Policy Research Centre.

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Young adults who live at home well into adulthood still rely on their mothers to do housework, new research has found

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Parents of children with disabilities who self-manage their funding support are significantly happier than other carers, an Australian-first study has found.

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