Social Affairs

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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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A new book tells the story of the offices and frontline staff who work with Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers.

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Although mateship is largely seen as a positive feature of Australian life, defining it is difficult and attempts to politicise it are generally frowned upon.

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As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, evacuations are likely to become increasingly common and costly – in human and economic terms.

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Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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Fears that TikTok is “serving up” drug content to impressionable users have prompted calls for all drug content to be censored on the platform. But that would remove useful health advice too.

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A UNSW and ACOSS study shows sole parents and the unemployed have been left behind in the economic growth of the last two decades.

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The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

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Research from the UNSW Sydney and ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership looks at income support payments pre-pandemic to the present.

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