Social Affairs

Smiling plus sized woman beside pool

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their body size.

young afghan children leave an airport after leaving the country

An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.

Aunty Maxine Ryan with school children

A project run through UNSW Matraville Education Partnership becomes a proof of concept for the national Know Your Country campaign.

student taking a class online

Building students’ capacity to navigate disruptions can help them grow and achieve during COVID-19 and beyond.

bushfire evacuees shrouded in thick haze

Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

alcohol delivered to door

The regulation of online alcohol sales worldwide does not meet the same standard as walk-in bottle shops.

a man stares at a gambling game on a screen in a dark room

How to inject more reality into gamblers’ overestimation of their chances of winning? One simple tool is feedback.

police on horseback on the streets of Sydney.jpeg

It is critical that policing during COVID-19 does not amplify inequalities by prioritising punishment over keeping people safe. There are better ways police can support the community.

the japan national stadium

It aims to be the most sustainable Games in history, but will Tokyo 2020 break the Olympic record? 

a woman walks past a mural with indigenous themes and native animals

Reducing transport inequality and improving walkability in Indigenous communities are necessary to help close the health and social gap.

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