Social Affairs

 Scarlet Alliance

For sex workers, legal, cultural and social discourse is characterised by prurience, titillation, outrage and disgust – all the hallmarks of stigma, writes Zahra Zsuzsanna Stardust.

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After years of neglect, living conditions in China's state-run orphanages have greatly improved but challenges remain. A UNSW panel on 9 August will discuss what the future hold for the country's orphans. 

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If her grandmother could expand her beliefs and see the need for marriage equality, Christy Newman asks, what's our politicians' excuse?

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The consequences of being denied the HSC are potentially quite profound, writes Andrew Martin.

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Su Goldfish’s 40-year search for her lost family has been captured in a powerful new documentary.

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Campaigners to save Sydney’s landmark Sirius building from demolition had a significant legal win this week, writes Chris Martin.

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NSW Education is planning an overhaul of its procedures for selective school placement as part of a review of its gifted and talented policy, its Secretary Mark Scott has told a conference at UNSW Sydney.

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More than 600 members of the gifted education community are gathering at UNSW for the 22nd biennial World Gifted Conference. 

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While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien. 

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If you're abused by a stranger in the street, there's help available. It shouldn't be any different online, write Nicole Vincent and Emma Jane.

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