Social Affairs

indigenous youth march at black lives matter protest in Australia

UNSW Law & Justice’s Professor Luke McNamara says NAIDOC week provides a moment to reflect on the rate of Indigenous youth incarceration in Australia.

close up of a real estate sign board with text for sale among suburban houses

The $20 billion spent on assistance may have benefited existing home owners more than new home owners, a new report finds.

A person sitting while holding a walking frame

People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.

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Drawing on the lived experience of disability, UNSW researchers offer insights into how we build a more inclusive society.

A split picture showing authors Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Eda Gunaydin

These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.

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Russia’s absurd claims about ‘smart’ landmines show it’s high time the world put limits on autonomous weapons.

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Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.

Daniel Lavery and Christy Newman

American author Daniel M Lavery takes a detour through the cultural canon in recounting the journey of his gender affirmation, in conversation with UNSW Sydney social researcher Christy E Newman.

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The cost of the Australian biometric passport and the rigour involved in obtaining one can be traced to our participation in an international passport system that evolved over the last century.

young woman sitting down looking out at the ocean

The reality of climate change has many people feeling uncertain about the environment and our future.

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