Social Affairs

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NSW Government policies that foster "administrative evil" have destroyed inner Sydney’s public housing communities, a leading researcher in public policy says. 

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Can older Australians turn the family home into an income stream? Will automation make us all redundant? Is Sydney becoming a city of ‘have’ and ‘have nots’? These are some of the questions being addressed by the latest research and data at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

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Australia should raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 to reduce the risk of children embarking on life-long involvement with the criminal justice system, according to UNSW Sydney's Professor Chris Cunneen.

 

 

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More than 300 national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers will gather at UNSW from Monday for the biennial Australian Social Policy Conference. 

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China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare, ageing and disability will be among the research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop at UNSW next week. 

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A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week. 

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The ABS has it wrong: inequality isn't stable in Australia. It's getting worse and worse, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

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Large numbers of people and households would not be prepared or adequately supported in the event of a financial shock, finds a new report from Kristy Muir and Axelle Marjolin.

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Nations can only achieve sustainable peace when they deal with the past, a leading researcher will tell a global development conference at UNSW.

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Official explanations that blame terrorism for the conflict in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State should not be accepted at face value, writes Melissa Crouch.

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