Social Affairs


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.




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


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. 


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. 


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


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.

People joining hands

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


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


Warnings from almost 40 years ago about the perils of detaining asylum seekers have proved prescient, writes Claire Higgins.


The Hon Adrian Piccoli is joining UNSW Sydney as director of a newly created institute for education, based in the University’s Arts & Social Sciences’ School of Education.