Social Affairs

Woman recording herself teaching a maths lesson from home

A new online resource to guide and inspire university teachers is helping to build an academic community that recognises good teaching practice.

asylum seekers look through a wire fence at a detention centre

The mounting urgency about asylum seekers trying to reach the UK by boat does not sweep aside the need for reasoned and rational policymaking.

A child's hand behind a fence

The legacy of the Tampa affair echoes in Australia’s refugee and immigration policies and systems to this day.

A house in regional Australia

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.

a sad child crying into their arms while sitting hunched on a window silll

Addressing the over-representation of parental offenders in child sexual abuse is vital to primary prevention and survivor support.

Landscape shot of people standing near Kentucky Creek Dam Uralla

Inclusive decision-making that consults local communities is key to making informed choices on environmental issues such as water security.

Aboriginal voters line up on election day

A proposal for voter ID requirements could further disenfranchise vulnerable people of society who don’t have access to the ID documents, particularly First Nations people.

A woman staring at the ground looking sad

A new study shows the impacts of child sex abuse material on the families of offenders - who are described as ‘secondary victims’.

aerial shot of the suburbs and city at sunset in australia

Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.

a doll of a small child stands on ground decorated with blue and pink male and female anatomical symbols

Around two in every 100 people have sex characteristics between the male-female binary definitions. Training for doctors and other health workers needs to reflect this.

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