Social Affairs

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Navigating the NDIS can be a bureaucratic nightmare for participants. Labor has pledged to review the system if elected.

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What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.

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The collection of athlete data in professional sport has outpaced legal requirements and scientifically-proven benefit to athletes.

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We interviewed 80 Australians from a wide range of ages and backgrounds about how the government handled the pandemic. Their responses were mixed.

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Offshore processing is a failed policy that continues to haemorrhage cash, destroy lives and erode the international system for refugee protection.

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The federal government introduced the current childcare subsidy and activity test in 2018. An evaluation of the policy has found it met some of its intended objectives but failed at others.

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Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.

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Reports of cuts to NDIS packages have been confirmed with an average drop of 4 per cent across participants.

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In 1922-23, Billy Hughes’ Nationalist Party brokered a deal with the Country Party to form government – but only on condition Hughes was no longer prime minister. It’s possible this could play out again.

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Explicitly intended for a broad, educated audience, Guilty Pigs is an accessible work that reveals there is almost no aspect of the law that does not touch on the lives of nonhuman animals.

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