Social Affairs

frame sits on the upper level of a two-storey house under construction

The pledge to build 30,000 homes over the next five years exposes the government's inaction, but it's still only a fraction of the number Australians need.

teacher in classroom feeling stressed

NSW public school teachers on short fixed-term contracts report feeling forced to compete with colleagues to stay employed.

student taking a test

Australia needs a new national assessment system rather than reforms to the current NAPLAN system, according to a new report from the Gonski Institute for Education.

Female protestor writing 'I cant breathe' on fellow protestor's face mask

Sometimes the simplest objects can tell the most powerful stories.

young girl sitting with parent distracted by phone

New research reveals digital devices as a great distraction in family life.

Tjapukai Shaw, RAAF Indigenous liaison officer, with two young Indigenous men in front of a large aircraft

These issues matter to our strategic allies, particularly in the Pacific. Dutton's climate change scepticism and attitudes toward First Nations people could be damaging.

coronoers court with indigenous protest flag in foreground

Investigations and inquests that follow a death in custody can offer insight into what happened. But much work is still needed to make these processes transparent and effective.

school kids learning in a classroom

Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, says new UNSW research.

A person sitting down against the wall in a darkened room hiding their head in their hands

The media often reflects personal and professional biases and community misunderstandings about trauma.

person with a rainbow bow in hair

While there are many different days dedicated to raising awareness, many go beyond simply drawing attention to a cause.

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