Social Policy Research Centre

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A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.

Woman installing security camera

Two Social Policy Research Centre studies have looked at ways to keep women safe in their homes.

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FASS professors Deborah Lupton and Leanne Dowse are part of a multi-university project to ensure autonomous decision-making technologies are used ethically, responsibly and inclusively.

Australian soldier

Researchers say the new figure should be used to improve services aimed at tackling the homeless problem in Australia's defence veterans.

drug testing

We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.

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The Institute for Health and Welfare issued an "errata" to correct statements about inequality that were perfectly correct.

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The Social Policy Research Centre’s Professor Alison Ritter believes around 500 people will be placed on income management during the Coalition’s proposed trial.

superannuation

Making super voluntary for low earners, as proposed by a Liberal senator, would leave more women vulnerable in old age.

Young stressed boy

A UNSW and Flinders University survey identified hundreds of young Australians who are caring for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions.

A review by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre for the federal government calls for a strong disability focus in mainstream policy.

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