Social Affairs

Woman stands in front of her destroyed home in Vanuatu

As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, evacuations are likely to become increasingly common and costly – in human and economic terms.

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Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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Fears that TikTok is “serving up” drug content to impressionable users have prompted calls for all drug content to be censored on the platform. But that would remove useful health advice too.

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A UNSW and ACOSS study shows sole parents and the unemployed have been left behind in the economic growth of the last two decades.

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The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

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Research from the UNSW Sydney and ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership looks at income support payments pre-pandemic to the present.

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In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

Queensland Quarantine Camp 1919

How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up today?

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When it comes to sexual consent, we need to talk often and earlier, before it’s too late.

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