UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

health information

COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it.

drone above city

While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.

Parliament House in Canberra

The coronavirus emergency is a brutal reminder that we pay a price for deregulating society in pursuit of profit.

Australia's unemployment welfare system is described as punitive by critics. Image: Shutterstock.

Vulnerable groups who receive unemployment benefits in Australia face punitive payment conditions that have been challenged due to COVID-19. 

home schooling

For some children, learning online will be little more than an inconvenience. For others it will magnify their learning disadvantage. This move is a mass social experiment never done before.

Centrelink

Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.

The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerable existence animals endure

Reports of companion animals starving or being killed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak highlight the vulnerable existence animals endure at the whim of humans.

Social protection and the viral recession

So far, Australia’s help for people displaced, self-isolating or ill has been far from generous.

Support for vulnerable reaches new low, survey finds.

A UNSW survey shows community services are already struggling with demand.

National Day of Action against bullying and violence

Children who are bullied are at risk of experiencing poor outcomes for up to four decades after exposure.

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