Social Policy Research Centre

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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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UNSW’s Rosemary Kayess brings her legal and public policy expertise to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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UNSW's Social Policy Centre has found a receptive audience in China.

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The new visa allowing migrant parents to bring their own parents to Australia to provide childcare support has dangers for families, write Angela Kintominas and Myra Hamilton. 

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Evidence is growing that pill testing encourages young people to reconsider their drug use — and new forms of testing can provide even more benefits.

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The report, produced with UNSW Sydney, for the first time allows young people to explain in revealing detail their experiences of poverty.

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The report was launched today at the National Press Club in Canberra to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week.

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Many of the workers who help those affected by violence are women exposed to harassment themselves. They feel underpaid and emotionally exhausted, a new UNSW Sydney report says.

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Professor Deborah Lupton, UNSW's newest hire under the SHARP program, will explore how digital health technologies, big data and self-tracking apps are changing the way we manage our health.

 

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