Social Affairs


The big story about the Australian Electoral Commission’s annual release of political donations disclosures is how little they really tell us, writes Lindy Edwards.


Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is not being heard in the debate around Australia Day and it is indicative of the state of Indigenous affairs in Australia, writes Gemma McKinnon.


Students with well-developed and adaptive social and emotional behaviours are most likely to excel in school, according to UNSW researchers in educational psychology.


Selective schools are not for everyone, but their existence provides opportunity and choice for all high-ability students, writes Jae Yup Jared Jung.


Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general. Bianca Fileborn and Phillip Wadds suggest there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.


A program backed by UNSW and the NSW Department of Education that places student teachers in rural and remote schools has proved energising for all involved.


Criminal law in many Asian countries continues to punish homosexuality. Australia should make its voice heard to support LGBTIQ people in the region closest to us, writes Michael Kirby.


World-leading historian Alison Bashford has always been interested in how the past shapes our present. 


Belvoir's production of Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a timely reminder of the need for all Australians to listen to Indigenous voices, writes Caroline Wake.