UNSW Arts Design & Architecture

social housing apartment tower block against a blue sky

Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.

scott morrision and anthony albanese

In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.

range of ready to pour spirits on a shelf in a bar setting

Localised data on alcohol-related harm and licensed outlets will help decisions on new liquor licences maintain a health focus.

A paved square with colourful modern buildings at sunset

In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, housing cooperatives help both renters and those wanting to own a secure, high-quality home. Better housing options for Australia are waiting in plain sight.

native plants and foods in a natural fibre container

The Paul Ramsay Foundation donation supports the Culturally Nourishing Schooling project and is the largest ever received by UNSW Sydney’s School of Education.   

power pylons at sunset

New research shows that a transition to renewable energy alone is not fast enough to keep global temperatures below 2050 target levels.

crowd in a train station

You might be surprised to know that many unemployed Australians are not on unemployment benefits. And then came COVID – which saw a big shift in how many people were able and willing to claim.

masked people waiting in line

Even with the latest small increase, JobSeeker remains low by overseas standards – and, on one measure, it’s the lowest in the OECD.

A man helps a young boy with homework

Navigating the NDIS can be a bureaucratic nightmare for participants. Labor has pledged to review the system if elected.

Portrait of Elizabeth Macarthur by unknown artist

Kate Grenville suggests we read Elizabeth Macarthur’s letters as ‘a wonderful piece of fiction, sustained over sixty years’. They were exercises in doubleness, concealment, and delicious irony.

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