Social Affairs

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.

Child sitting on floor with her head resting on her knees and face hidden

A study of child sexual abuse material survivors found 42 per cent were abused by their father or stepfather, meaning abuse prevention and education services can't assume all parents protect children in their care.

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Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.

scott morrison

The male privilege in Australia’s parliament has given its members such a sense of exceptionalism, they think the standards of the corporate office should not apply to their workplace.

Woman behind bars

The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.

van overlooking a sunset on a lake

Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems. 

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