Social Policy Research Centre

Everyone earning up to $80,000 a year will be a winner from the carbon package tax cuts, says Professor Peter Whiteford from the Social Policy Research Centre.

Self employed mums inside

Mothers are doing it for themselves by choosing self-employment as a solution to the lack of part-time options in the job market, new research shows.

Mum inside

Despite moves towards gender equality, women are still spending six more hours a day than men on household chores and childcare, according to research by Associate Professor Lyn Craig.

Disabilities inside

A new funding model for Australians with disabilities can improve their quality of life, a Social Policy Research Centre report has found.

International experts will discuss the challenges of developing a policy framework for parenting in Australia at a conference hosted by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Thursday April 8.

Australian history needs to be rewritten to reflect the experiences of people institutionalised as children, the Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop has been told.

One of Australia's leading experts in early childhood education, Professor Deborah Brennan, has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.

Sprc inside

An early intervention program targeting families in disadvantaged communities across Australia is delivering positive outcomes for children, research led by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found.

Close to two-thirds of Australians who turn to welfare agencies for help are missing out on the "essentials of life", a national survey from the Social Policy Research Centre has found.

The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, will open the 2009 Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW this week.

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