Social Policy Research Centre

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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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Beyond the personal effects on individuals, vast disparities in income can erode social cohesion and undermine economic growth, researchers say.

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The estimated cost of raising children in Australia has risen over the past two decades due to new ideals, UNSW researchers have found.

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UNSW and the Australian Council of Social Service have launched a new collaboration to tackle poverty and inequality through high-quality research, policy development and advocacy.

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The 16th Australian Social Policy Conference held this week at UNSW Sydney was a space for deep and critical thinking about some of society's major challenges.

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Children's experiences of parental relationship breakdown, and life for refugee children after settlement, will be among the topic discussed on the final day of Australia’s largest social policy conference.

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