Social Policy Research Centre

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. 

Australian veteran war medals on military uniform

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

Unhappy woman holding a child

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

A woman and a girl sit at a cafe table

The government’s new income support could be strengthened by extending support to migrants, families with children, private tenants, and people on pension payments, says UNSW expert.

sick man

Almost 37% of Australian workers do not have paid sick leave. We need to fix this if we want people not to turn up to work when sick during the coronavirus pandemic.

disability care worker

A survey of more than 2300 disability workers shows that the sector is being seriously overlooked in this pandemic. 

Australia's unemployment welfare system is described as punitive by critics. Image: Shutterstock.

Vulnerable groups who receive unemployment benefits in Australia face punitive payment conditions that have been challenged due to COVID-19. 

Centrelink

Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.

Support for vulnerable reaches new low, survey finds.

A UNSW survey shows community services are already struggling with demand.

unwell woman sleeping

One quarter of Australian workers have no paid sick leave. They are more likely than most to work in service industries, dealing with people face to face.

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