Social Affairs

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Architects of the Uluru Statement from the Heart say they look forward to working alongside the new Government to confirm a timeline for a referendum on a Voice to Parliament.

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

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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.

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

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A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.

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Finding stable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing prison leavers. Access to public housing flattens the curve on recidivism.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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