Close to two-thirds of Australians who turn to welfare agencies for help are missing out on the "essentials of life", a national survey from the Social Policy Research Centre has found.
The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, will open the 2009 Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW this week.
Two major international workshops at UNSW have considered Australia's record on work/life balance.
One of the country's leading researchers in families and work, early childhood education and community service provision has joined UNSW.
Many Australians are missing out on essentials in life, yet they do not register on statistics measuring poverty, according to research from UNSW.
The sharing of household chores may influence the number of children a couple decides to have, according to new research to be presented this week at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.
The eminent British economist Professor Sir Tony Atkinson - a leading world authority on inequality and poverty - will give a public lecture at UNSW this week.