Social Policy Research Centre

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Can older Australians turn the family home into an income stream? Will automation make us all redundant? Is Sydney becoming a city of ‘have’ and ‘have nots’? These are some of the questions being addressed by the latest research and data at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

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More than 300 national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers will gather at UNSW from Monday for the biennial Australian Social Policy Conference. 

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China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare, ageing and disability will be among the research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop at UNSW next week. 

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A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week. 

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After years of neglect, living conditions in China's state-run orphanages have greatly improved but challenges remain. A UNSW panel on 9 August will discuss what the future hold for the country's orphans. 

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New research has found that the NDIS pricing system does not cover the full costs of disability support and will fail to provide high quality services.

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New research by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found that shared home ownership schemes for people with disability bring potential benefits but also expose people to debt risks.

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Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live, writes Bruce Bradbury.

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The ACT's Extended Throughcare Pilot Program is helping reduce recidivism rates and crime in the community, a UNSW evaluation has found.

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Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas, write Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher.

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