Social Affairs

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A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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An excerpt from the Q and A session after Irish President Michael D.Higgins delivered his Keynote Address at UNSW: "Sharing the tasks of ethical remembering - Ireland and Australia".

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The criminalisation of sex work has negative impacts on the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers, write Linda Selvey, Basil Donovan, Jonathan Hallett, Kahlia McAusland and Roanna Lobo.

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Political killings have silently become bureaucratised and legitimised as an effective political tool in Kenya, according to Dr Babere Kerata Chacha, a leading expert on African history, and political assassinations and human rights in Africa.

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The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has called on Australia to consider revisiting events of its past, such as the treatment of Indigenous Australians, in a way that recognises and includes the voices of people previously marginalised.

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The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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Girls have the academic skills to excel but can be held back by anxiety and stereotypes, says a leading educational psychologist at UNSW Sydney.

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The 16th Australian Social Policy Conference held this week at UNSW Sydney was a space for deep and critical thinking about some of society's major challenges.

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Children's experiences of parental relationship breakdown, and life for refugee children after settlement, will be among the topic discussed on the final day of Australia’s largest social policy conference.

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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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