Social Policy Research Centre

People wearing masks wait in line for a COVID-19 test

JobKeeper and the Coronavirus Supplement ended earlier this year. But the last few months in have shown the COVID crisis is far from over in Australia.

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Any permanent increase is welcome, but there's a long way to go.

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Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems. 

Blood borne virus

A group of UNSW Sydney researchers has released a groundbreaking report expected to improve the lives of people with bloodborne viruses. 

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Changes to our drinking habits could be a surprising “good news story” with the lockdown providing a catalyst for positive behaviour change, a new study has found.

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New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.

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The impact of increased income support during COVID-19 has been viewed as overwhelmingly positive in a new survey of community service workers.

Boy eating an ice cream on an abandoned street in China

A UNSW report considers China’s children affected by migration and climate change, and the necessary social policy reforms required to protect their rights. 

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A new study into the prevalence of homelessness in ex-serving men and women calls for urgent policy attention and improved services.

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UNSW and ACOSS report provides a baseline to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty in Australia.

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