Social Policy Research Centre

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The NSW government has thrown its support behind a landmark report by UNSW’s Professor Deborah Brennan, by announcing a $20 million injection into the state's preschools.

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Inner city Australians enjoy a higher standard of living than their suburban and rural counterparts, according to new research from UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre.

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The unique needs of people with younger onset dementia have been addressed for the first time in new research by the Social Policy Research Centre.

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Young adults who live at home well into adulthood still rely on their mothers to do housework, new research has found

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Parents of children with disabilities who self-manage their funding support are significantly happier than other carers, an Australian-first study has found.

A new initiative providing stable housing for people with mental illness can dramatically reduce hospitalisation rates, a new report has found.

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Economically disadvantaged young people suppress their own needs to protect their parents from social stigma, missing out on educational and social opportunities, a study has found.

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The Prime Minister is selling the Schoolkids Bonus as extra help for families, but is it good policy, ask Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Australian attitudes towards people with a disability are still largely negative, a Social Policy Research Centre project has found.

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The targeted additions to spending in the budget are in part symbolic, but also likely to be quite progressive in their impact, write Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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