Social Affairs

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A leading expert on democratic theory, Professor Ashutosh Varshney, will contrast India’s democracy with its unsteady record of liberal freedoms at a free public lecture at UNSW on 12 July.

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Population growth brings benefits, but policymakers also need to discuss the problems that come with it, writes Jenny Stewart.

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In an edited extract, Megan Davis, Noel Pearson and Pat Anderson argue for a mechanism that will allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate more directly in decision-making in Canberra. 

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Some people with disabilities may not require government supports, meaning they wouldn’t have been counted as having a disability in the Census, write Karen Fisher and Sally Robinson.

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Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality will be challenged at a UNSW seminar that will highlight findings from the most comprehensive study of Australians aged 60 and over. 

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A new institute focusing on disability will harness research and innovation across all UNSW faculties and disciplines.

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The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners, write Sophie Russell and Eileen Baldry.

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Two very different stories about forced migration and detention will be the focus of a Sydney Film Festival panel featuring UNSW's Su Goldfish and Iranian-Dutch director Arash Kamali Sarvestani.

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Man Booker prize winner Anne Enright is working with creative writing students and giving a public talk at UNSW this week as the inaugural Thomas Keneally Fellow.

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From the disillusioned middle class to fake news, a Sydney Writers' Festival panel discussed how inequality has come to be a mark of the Trump presidency. 

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