Social Affairs

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The rising number of people using rental housing need improved protection as the market diversifies into niche services, says a new UNSW study 10 years in the making.

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The managers who make the most decisions about hiring staff need more support to achieve greater gender equity in the workplace, a new study including UNSW Canberra researchers shows.

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Beyond the personal effects on individuals, vast disparities in income can erode social cohesion and undermine economic growth, researchers say.

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Clinical psychologist Frank Neuner told a UNSW Grand Challenges event that storytelling can be effective in treating refugees who have experienced trauma such as rape and torture.

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Discover why male-dominated sex ratios in Australia’s history could still be affecting attitudes today.

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Another affordable housing pact between the Commonwealth, states and territories came into effect this month. But with no new funding, the agreement may be different from predecessors in name only.

Tom Shakespeare and Eduardo Sandoval

Experts spoke to an eager audience at UNSW Sydney on Thursday about the opportunities and threats of robotics in the disability and care sector.

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The Modern Slavery Bill presents an opportunity for companies to take seriously their obligation to identify, track and monitor potential problems in their operations and supply chain.

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Australia's record on women's rights is poised to come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.

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Single-use plastic bags will soon be gone from major supermarkets and many other shops too. Campaigns to reduce plastic even more should focus on positive advice, rather than shaming shoppers.

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