Social Affairs

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For women with a bachelor of arts degree, teaching is one of the highest paying jobs. The opposite is true for men.

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The new visa allowing migrant parents to bring their own parents to Australia to provide childcare support has dangers for families, write Angela Kintominas and Myra Hamilton. 

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Beginning with President Chávez and continuing under President Maduro, Venezuela has evolved into a rampant kleptocracy.

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The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.

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Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.

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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.

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Federal government policies are the biggest barriers to people seeking asylum in accessing higher education in Australia.

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Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.

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The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

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Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.

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