Social Affairs

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Explicitly intended for a broad, educated audience, Guilty Pigs is an accessible work that reveals there is almost no aspect of the law that does not touch on the lives of nonhuman animals.

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Because bias is learned from a very early age, reading and learning about diverse experiences cannot start too soon. Here are five Australian picture books that centre on queer stories.

A women giving birth

We need to document and investigate these attacks, including testimonies from health workers, if we are ever to see these war crimes prosecuted.

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Prioritising literacy is a fundamental first step towards addressing equity issues in higher education.

A person reaching through bars with a hand gesture of a love heart

A training program for youth justice officers that develops interpersonal and behaviour management skills has improved safety and culture at its trial sites.

A smiling woman wearing headphones takes notes from an online lecture viewed on her laptop

Teachers and students got to know each other on a more personal level as the pandemic brought learning into the home, but the disruptions of COVID also highlighted the disadvantage caused by “the digital divide”.

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Councils are trying to balance competing priorities in urban development, with limited resources and stretched budgets.

woman with 'still not asking for it' written on her chest above her bra

Laurie Penny’s new book Sexual Revolution offers a muddled perspective on this moment of profound cultural change, in contrast to Australian journalist Amy Remeikis’ powerful new work.

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The Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney help respond to, prevent, and eliminate gendered violence in Australia and beyond.

returnee women migrant workers receive covid-19 prevention packages across bangladesh

G20 countries have a moral responsibility to protect women migrants working in the garment and domestic sectors, says an international research consortium.

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